McKesson Entity Now Change Healthcare

McKesson Entity Now Change Healthcare

  • May 6, 2017

McKesson Technology Solutions and Change Healthcare have merged to create a new healthcare information technology company. The new Change Healthcare includes all of Change Healthcare's businesses and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions, and will employ about 15,000 people. Read the article

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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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Rethinking Denials Management

Rethinking Denials Management

  • March 16, 2017

Most provider organizations take an administrative approach to managing claim denials. Maybe that’s why they’re not collecting as much as they should. It turns out that most denial management programs have several flaws that, if corrected, can help close the gap on the 90% of claim denials that are preventable. This white paper explores a new holistic approach to denials management that intersects financial and clinical factors. See how some of the most prevalent causes of denials can be isolated and eliminated more effectively. Read now or download and read later

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Health First Improves Front-End Revenue Cycle Processes, Employee Engagement

Health First Improves Front-End Revenue Cycle Processes, Employee Engagement

  • March 13, 2017

Health First, a fully integrated health system in Central Florida, struggled with a variety of challenges at the front-end of the revenue cycle. Up-front collections were on the low side, registration and eligibility errors had to be manually corrected downstream, and employees handling front patient access did not know if they were receiving accurate information, to name a few. The Health First quality assurance team needed a way to empower the Patient Access team to easily capture accurate and timely data, engage patients, and improve point-of-service collections. With the help of RelayClearance Plus and AhiQa, Health First implemented a unique approach…

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Healthcare RCM, Patient Collections Solutions Launch At HIMSS17

Healthcare RCM, Patient Collections Solutions Launch at HIMSS17

  • February 23, 2017

At HIMSS17, healthcare IT companies showcased a range of solutions to manage the changing landscape in healthcare reimbursement. McKesson launched the Healthy Hospital program, which uses analytical tools to benchmark hospital revenue cycles, as well as a payment assurance consulting program that uses data to develop value-based reimbursement strategies. The company also previewed a financial clearance tool that helps revenue cycle management staff manage patient collections with data, and a clinical clearance tool that makes medical record reviews more efficient. Read the article

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Patient Access And Analytics: Perfect Together But Often Ignored

Patient Access and Analytics: Perfect Together but Often Ignored

  • February 22, 2017

Morning Consult features an op-ed piece on an innovative topic: pairing patient access and revenue cycle analytics. Why would you want to do that? The piece makes a case for bringing them together to guide process improvements that would secure timely reimbursement from insurers and patients, and drill down to root causes of denials. The article also says pairing these two core revenue cycle processes could lead to significant savings -- potentially millions of dollars for a single facility. Read the article

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Making Metrics Matter At HIMSS17

Making Metrics Matter at HIMSS17

  • February 20, 2017

Today at HIMSS17 in Orlando, McKesson RelayHealth Financial took the wraps off of MyHealthyHospital.com, a unique program that lets hospital revenue cycle leaders benchmark their organization's fiscal fitness against peers nationwide. By simply entering their own hospital's data in the areas of Claim Quality, Reimbursement, Payment Velocity, and Productivity/Quality, visitors can learn if they are underperforming, on track, or exceeding averages in each revenue cycle area. They can use this information to identify areas for improvement that can improve revenue cycle performance. Watch the video to learn more about how RelayHealth Financial's revenue cycle expertise and claims database can help providers…

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