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Boost Your Bottom Line: 4 Keys to Healthcare RCM Success

In 2024, factors like declining reimbursement rates, the shift towards value-based care, and ever-changing regulations demand a proactive approach to improve RCM. Here, we explore four key strategies to optimize your healthcare revenue cycle and ensure financial stability in the coming year. 1. Break down Silos: Merging Front-End and Back-End Functions Many healthcare organizations struggle […]
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Federal Court Strikes Portions of Regulations Implementing No Surprises Act

  On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, a federal court in Texas struck down five controversial portions of the interim final rule (“Rule”) jointly issued by three federal executive agencies (“Departments”) that implement the independent dispute resolution (“IDR”) process of the No Surprises Act (“NSA”). The portions of the Rule at issue set forth certain parameters […]
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National Healthcare Spending, Prices Saw Modest Increase in 2021

National healthcare spending increased by 3.4 percent in 2021, while the Health Care Price Index (HCPI) maintained a year-over-year growth of around 2 percent, according to Altarum’s February 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators (HSEI) briefs. Unlike the December 2021 and January 2022 briefs, Altarum included federal government expenditures in the February data, which significantly impacted […]
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The one trick to negotiating reimbursement rates

Honing your approach when negotiating with insurers can lead to better reimbursement rates. Last I checked my plumber charges me more than some physicians make for some services. It’s not to say that plumbers don’t work hard, but they certainly didn’t have to invest an inordinate amount of time and money to get specialized degrees. […]
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Build your financial success dream team

Many busy physicians find they don’t have the time and energy to develop a savvy financial plan for their practice or their own personal needs. That’s why physicians needs the collaborative support and guidance of a good financial team. Many physicians never learned anything in medical school about running a business or handling personal finances, […]
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AMA: Prior Authorization Creates Physician Burden, Patient Care Delays

Although health plans aim to promote value-based care with prior authorization requirements, providers and patients may experience negative repercussions from the process. Prior authorization negatively impacted patients and providers alike by leading to care delays for patients and creating administrative burden for physicians, according to a survey from the American Medical Association (AMA). Health plans […]
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2022 Claims Reimbursement Updates in Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine is facing a host of claims reimbursement updates this year, from looming Medicare payment cuts to new rules about the split and critical care visits. Emergency department providers are still reeling from the effects of the ongoing pandemic. But other important updates are also happening in the background—and they are likely to impact […]
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