With Telehealth on the Rise, Policy & Payers Are Catching Up

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Medicare, Telehealth

Telehealth is a key element of our country’s health care transformation – and health care providers, payers and patients are getting on board today more quickly than ever. After all, getting timely and convenient medical diagnosis and treatment using your computer, phone or tablet – anywhere, anytime, is of incredible value in our busy, technology-driven lives.

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Shedding Light on Alternate Payment Models

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), CMS, Coding Accuracy, Medicaid, Medicare

The shift to value in healthcare is no easy feat. While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), accountable care organizations (ACOs) and healthcare systems are all working towards it, true success requires a commitment to collaboration, communication and transparency.

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Healthcare Financial Professionals Seek New Ways to Rescue Revenue Cycle Management

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Affordable Care Act, ICD-10, Insurance Billing Solutions, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

Business pressures are forcing healthcare financial managers to re-evaluate their present revenue cycle management solutions, and look to the next generation of solutions for answers to their financial woes.Shifting payment models, new regulations and healthcare reform are forcing healthcare leaders to redirect previously launched budgets, priorities and strategic plans to assess if new solutions can …

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3 Reasons You Don’t Need To Outsource Your Revenue Cycle Management Processes

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

As a healthcare provider, you do not need to outsource any of your revenue cycle management activities, provided that the following are all true: 1.  All of your revenue cycle activities are completely efficient, productive and up-to-date! 2. You are totally certain that your facility will not be hit by declining revenues and negative profitability …

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The Impact of Accountable Care on Your Revenue Cycle

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Affordable Care Act, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Evaluation and Management (E&M) Requirements, GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Healthcare Revenue Billing, Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), Medical Coding, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

Becoming an accountable care organization (ACO) requires that your facility adopt a completely new point of view when it comes to revenue cycle management. The goal of an ACO is to reduce costs by improving the quality of care provided to patients. Providers are encouraged to and boost preventative efforts that may ultimately reduce the …

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Top 5 Questions and Answers on Accountable Care

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Affordable Care Act, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

The federal government spends around $1 trillion a year on health care programs. Different communities — the elderly, the disabled, military and civilian federal employees, low-income individuals and their families, and others — benefit from these programs. The two largest programs are Medicare and Medicaid. Although nearly 48.6 million Americans are uninsured (source: The Commonwealth …

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