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What is FICO 9?

Posted by admin on Oct 16, 2014 7:00:36 AM

 A big change is coming for debt collections. FICO has announced that its newest scoring model, FICO 9, will disregard paid collection agency accounts and will place a lower weight on medical debt. Under the new score, those consumers with only medical debt on their records are expected to see an average score increase of about 25 points.

3 Keys to Surviving Healthcare Reform: Empowered Staff, Efficient Processes & Consistent Collection Efforts

Posted by admin on Oct 1, 2014 3:18:00 PM

It’s no secret that the healthcare reform is changing the way medical providers operate. Patient responsibility is higher than ever, and consumers are having a difficult time understanding their new policies. This leads to higher patient balances, which often go unpaid. In addition, with co-pays, deductibles and co-insurances on the rise, patients are beginning to shop around for care. In order to compete, the emphasis in medical practices must shift from volume to value.  

Better Care, Improved Health & Reduced Costs: Maryland Reacts to the Affordable Care Act

Posted by admin on Aug 28, 2014 4:05:03 PM


Growth of HSA-Qualified High-Deductible Health Plan Enrollment: Source - AHIP Center for Policy & Research, 2005-2013 HSA/HDHP Census Reports
Percentage of Primary Insured: Source - Washington Post Wonkblog: Do you Understand Health Insurance? Most People Don't: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/08/do-you-understand-health-insurance-most-people-dont/
Maryland Quality-Based Payment Initiatives: Health Services Cost Review Commission: http://www.hscrc.state.md.us/init_qi.cfm

 Last week’s HFMA Maryland chapter event, The HealthCare “Three R’s”: Regulation – Reform – Reimbursement conference, shed light on the effects of the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, and how the local healthcare community is reacting to the reform.

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