Three Tips for Reducing the Impact of Denials

May 15th, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Healthcare executives understand the significant impact claim denials have on the revenue cycle and correlating bottom line. Tackling this multi-faceted issue is complex and requires significant focus, teamwork, and in many cases – a fair amount of research into your specific organization’s data around denials. Because it’s an issue that costs millions per year – …

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A User’s Guide to Billing & Coding for Telehealth During COVID-19

May 15th, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Billing and coding has never been a simple process, but adding COVID-19 and rapidly changing CMS guidelines related to telehealth and you have the recipe for confusion – particularly for many busy practices and providers who are managing newly implemented telehealth technology, and the staffing and safety concerns that come with balancing daily operations and …

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The (Virtual) Doctor is In – For Good?

May 7th, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Five Reasons Telehealth Will Remain in a Post-Pandemic World For years, experts have been wondering what it would take to speed up the adoption of telehealth. While no one could have guessed it would take a global pandemic to get payers, providers, and patients on board at the same time – that’s exactly what happened, …

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COVID-19 Recovery Phase 1, Resuming Elective Procedures: How Hospitals Are Preparing for a ‘New Normal’

April 28th, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Everywhere you turn, you see the phrase ‘a new normal’, but what does it really mean for busy healthcare organizations on the front lines of responding to COVID-19? The answer is – no one really knows, but it’s time to start planning for it. In all likelihood, the new normal will be different for just …

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Still Struggling With “Work From Home” Productivity?

April 22nd, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Try These Six Strategies: Under normal circumstances, working from home is not for everyone. Doing so requires a delicate balance of self-discipline, flexibility, and some creativity. For many work-from-home professionals, it can take weeks or months of adjusting to get in the groove and attain optimal productivity and performance. When COVID-19 hit the United States …

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COVID-19 Considerations for Hospitals: From Surge Planning to Staffing Management to Planning for the Future

April 17th, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

During a normal year, most hospitals see fluctuations in patient volumes based on seasonality, national trends and other factors.  Never before have ALL our nation’s hospitals seen such a drastic, almost instant decrease in volumes like hospitals are facing right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s uncharted territory – and knowing how to handle and …

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The Impact of COVID-19 – Maximizing Performance and Weathering the Storm

April 9th, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Within a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has not only taken more than 15,000 lives in the U.S. alone, but it’s taken on the entire global economy with a vengeance. For healthcare organizations, COVID-19 is requiring a multifaceted response that many health systems just don’t have the resources to handle.  Not only do hospitals have to …

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Final Rule Released by HHS to Promote Interoperability

March 30th, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Earlier this month, the Department of Health & Human Services released its final rule entitled the “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking and the ONC Health IT Certification Program.” The rule prohibits any activity that limits or inhibits the use, exchange or access of electronic health information (EHI). The 1,200+ page rule document outlines …

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Could the Data Behind Your Denials Be the Key to Improving Your Revenue Cycle?

March 19th, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Big data and its related technology solutions are making a major impact on industries all over the world – driving smart decisions, supporting shifts in strategy, and providing new insights never before uncovered. In an industry like healthcare where the adoption of technology is typically behind the curve or focused more on the patient care …

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How Healthcare Organizations Are Preparing for COVID-19

March 4th, 2020 / Judi Cahill / Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

As if “routine” healthcare operations aren’t challenging enough – operating a major health system during a potential global pandemic like we’re seeing now with COVID-19 – is even more difficult. Organizations have to consider dozens of critical functions, including communicating with staff and key stakeholders, surge planning and preparedness, implementing screening criteria and policies, sourcing …

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