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How to Ensure Your Legacy (System) in a Patient Account System Conversion

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Apr 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Of the many emerging trends in the healthcare industry, one in particular is swiftly becoming the status quo. Hospital merger and acquisition activity jumped 70% from 2010 to 2015, and the trend is continuing upward toward a much more consolidated market. M&A is becoming increasingly critical to success as hospitals focus more on providing coordinated and cost-effective care in the face of lower reimbursement and more payer disputes. 

With the creation of more integrated health systems also comes growth for revenue cycle management software and services.

Obamacare, here to stay?

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Apr 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

After more than a year of planning and months of crafting, the initial draft of the long-awaited American Health Care Act was released on March 6th. The bill was meant to deliver on President Trump’s campaign promise to make replacing the Affordable Care Act, unofficially known as Obamacare, a top priority.

Are Claim Denials Plaguing your Practice?

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Mar 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Insurance claim denials plague most hospital and medical practice billing offices, although to what extent can be hard to determine. There is a noticeable lack of information on the industry average for denied claims. Insurers are hesitant to release data about how often claims are denied, or for what reasons. So how can your billing staff know what to be on the lookout for when filing insurance claims?

When Can I Send a Patient to Collections?

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Mar 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With so many regulations surrounding the collection of debt within the medical industry, it can be difficult to understand what your rights and requirements are as a creditor. One of the most frequently asked questions that we are asked is: When can I send a patient to collections?

4 Common Medical Accounts Receivable Problems & How To Fix Them

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Feb 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Are there consistent errors within your medical accounts receivable management processes that are restricting your organization’s cash flow? There are a few common problems that plague healthcare providers that can be avoided in a few simple steps.

Are you Managing your Team or Leading It?

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Feb 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

There is no denying that great leadership is the cornerstone of every successful organization. All of us have had managers: someone who is responsible for controlling our activities throughout the work day. Not all of us have had leaders.

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The Communication Equation: A Formula for Success

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Jan 26, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Everyone in business, including those in the business of providing care, understands the importance of making a
good first impression, and following that impression with effective communication. Your patients are your customers, and their first impression of you is critical to the success of your healthcare organization.

What is Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management?

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Jan 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Often references to the healthcare revenue cycle can be vague or over-broad, and as a result this critical element of an organization’s success can be oversimplified or misunderstood. The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) defines healthcare revenue cycle management as “all administrative and clinical functions that contribute to the capture, management, and collection of patient service revenue.” It is so much more than billing and patient collections – the process actually starts the moment a patient calls to schedule an appointment. Get a glossary of common terms associated with the revenue cycle here.

Ready for something new in 2017?

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Dec 22, 2016 6:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions, and the hopes we have for ourselves and our families in the coming year.

5 Listening Skills that get you Paid

Posted by Ali Bechtel on Dec 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

We have shared much in the past about how to communicate better with patients. After all, better connections lead to better collections. However, one of the most important aspects of communication is not conveying your message; it’s listening to the patient’s.

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