Compliance Leaders: How to Keep up with Changing Compliance Requirements

  • Jan 8, 2019

The business of diagnostics and health systems gets more complicated all the time, and the increasing complexity of your compliance obligations can at times seem overwhelming. You know that your compliance obligations start with meeting the requirements of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for an effective compliance program. You are aware that means that you need to exercise diligence to...

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Revenue and Finance Leaders: Compliance Requirements Keep Changing. How can you Keep up?

  • Jan 8, 2019

The business of diagnostics and health systems gets more complicated all the time, and the increasing complexity of your company’s compliance obligations can at times seem overwhelming. If you manage revenue operations or work in finance, you know how to support your company’s compliance program, but you may not be aware of all the challenges your compliance department faces or how you can...

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There Is More to Self-Pay Patients Than You Think

  • Jan 3, 2019

In today’s complex healthcare environment, many patients who are classified as self-pay may have insurance coverage that could be billed for services. The causes for this discrepancy range from registration process breakdowns to human data entry errors to incomplete or inaccurate data sent from third parties. Regardless of where in the process the error or omission was made, it impacts...

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The Role of Revenue Cycle Management in Supporting Health System Laboratory Standardization and Centralization

  • Dec 27, 2018

Over the years health systems have gone through cycles of selling off their outreach labs for quick financial gains, only to re-establish them in later years to meet the immediate needs of the health system. This trend is shifting as hospital systems and hospital executives are realizing the value outreach labs have to both the cost structure and quality performance of their overall organization....

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Where Have All of the Great Communicators Gone?

  • Dec 18, 2018

As I was watching the memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush I was struck by how many people, regardless of their political affiliation, commented on the fact that he was a true gentleman and that one of the manifestations of that was his prolific writing of personal notes and letters. These characteristics were clearly appreciated and made a big impact on his friends, family,...

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Revenue Cycle Management: How to Get Started (Part 1)

  • Dec 14, 2018

You’ve done your research and you’re convinced that implementing a new revenue cycle management (RCM) system will deliver real value for your organization. Where do you go from here? Every organization is different, but undoubtedly you will need to establish executive buy-in. Here are the key steps to take to help you get your team on board: Understand and engage the decision maker(s)Typically,...

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Revenue Cycle Management: Tools to Gain Executive Buy-In (Part 2)

  • Dec 13, 2018

Now that you’ve completed your due diligence and you’re sure that implementing a new revenue cycle management (RCM) system is the right course of action, you will need to gain executive buy-in. Typically, this means communicating your conclusions and recommendations to build consensus with IT, Finance, and the executive team that runs the organization.To make this easier for you, we’ve...

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Selecting the Right Revenue Cycle Management Solution: Key Considerations (Part 3)

  • Dec 12, 2018

Once you’ve established executive buy-in that implementing a new revenue cycle management (RCM) system will deliver real value for your organization, you will undoubtedly begin researching potential solution providers. This is a crucial step to determining which company provides the solution that is best suited to your organization and your needs.Researching online is useful, but oftentimes you’...

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