ZeOmega And InterQual Bring Prior Auths Up To Speed

ZeOmega and InterQual Bring Prior Auths Up To Speed

  • April 29, 2017

Every provider would like prior auths to be faster and easier, so they can focus on delivering appropriate patient care instead of pushing paper. Now ZeOmega, developer of the Jiva population health management platform, has integrated InterQual Connect to help make automated authorizations a reality. In this new webinar, ZeOmega demonstrates how Jiva and InterQual Connect work together to streamline and automate auth requests, making exception-based UM a reality.

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HealthTrio And InterQual Transforming UM: Rapid, Automated Prior Auths Arrive

HealthTrio and InterQual Transforming UM: Rapid, Automated Prior Auths Arrive

  • April 29, 2017

The prior-auth process has always been a challenge for providers: How to get approvals faster, so better care can go forward. Healthcare SaaS solutions innovator HealthTrio has integrated InterQual Connect into its Smart Connect portal to automate prior-authorization, resulting in faster auths and patient treatment. In this new webinar, see how nonprofit health plan CareOregon is using the solution to reduce manual work and speed appropriate patient care.  

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The Perfect Pairing: Patient Access And Analytics

The perfect pairing: Patient access and analytics

  • March 28, 2017

While more providers are taking advantage of technology to improve front-end revenue cycle processes, analytics lags behind. But when applied to patient access, analytics can help identify issues with registration and eligibility accuracy, and reduce downstream denials. A recent article in Multibriefs outlines the benefits of using analytics to improve patient-access processes in a value-based world. Read the Article

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RelayHealth Financial Debuts Healthy Hospital Program To Help Hospitals Identify Opportunities To Speed Revenue

RelayHealth Financial Debuts Healthy Hospital Program to Help Hospitals Identify Opportunities to Speed Revenue

  • February 17, 2017

On Monday at HIMSS17 in Orlando, RelayHealth Financial will unveil its new Healthy Hospital Index, an online service that allows hospitals to conduct a confidential assessment of their revenue cycle performance. Now, instead of trying to gauge financial performance in a vacuum–with no visibility into relevant national and regional KPIs and trends–financial executives can use Healthy Hospital’s analytics to benchmark their organization’s performance against that of peers. By simply entering some details about their revenue cycle performance, a customized “revenue health index” is generated with a comparative ranking of their hospital’s financial well-being. These insights can then be used to…

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Ten Steps To Reduce Denials, Win More Appeals, And Improve Hospital Performance

Ten Steps to Reduce Denials, Win More Appeals, and Improve Hospital Performance

  • February 16, 2017

There's tremendous pressure on hospitals to reduce denial rates, and the problem is getting worse as claims processing becomes more complex. One way to reduce denials is to close common gaps that lead to medical necessity denials, which can account for as much as 5% of denials. CMSA Today shares a ten step process to that can have a quick and positive impact on your revenue cycle. Read the article

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CMS To Continue Use Of InterQual Criteria

CMS to Continue Use of InterQual Criteria

  • December 19, 2016

Today McKesson Health Solutions announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will continue their long-term use of InterQual Criteria for Medicare services auditing programs. Extending a 17-year relationship, CMS will continue to benefit from InterQual's evidence-based clinical decision support to help better manage patients as the industry transitions to value-based care. Read the news release

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Put Prior-Auth On The Fast-Track

Put Prior-Auth on the Fast-Track

  • December 15, 2016

Everyone who thinks prior-authorization is a fast, efficient process, please raise your hand. No raised hands? No surprise. That’s because the prior auth process has been on the slow track for years, powered by paper, faxing, siloed software, and phone calls. Now payers can give provider networks a fast-track option for prior auth, where getting an authorization is as easy as requesting it through the payer’s care management portal. Payers like it because it reduces costs by freeing staff to tackle other things. Providers like it because it helps speed quality care. In fact, the only people who don’t like…

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Fixing Healthcare’s Broken Pre-Authorization Model

Fixing Healthcare’s Broken Pre-Authorization Model

  • November 28, 2016

Among the processes that influence the healthcare revenue cycle, pre-authorization stands out—and not in a good way! Most provider organizations are still managing pre-authorizations the old fashioned way: manually, with paper, pen, fax, and phone. These ad hoc methods of securing and confirming payer approval for non-emergency medical services are error-prone and inefficient, and often lead to denied or rejected claims or, worse, delays in service. Few organizations file claims manually any longer. Why, then, are we still completing, filing, and managing pre-authorization requests as if it's 1980? Technology advancements finally make it possible for providers to standardize and centralize…

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