ICD-10 Testing With Or Without CMS

ICD-10 Testing With or Without CMS

  • March 10, 2014

CMS just concluded a week of limited ICD-10 testing, but only some providers were able to take advantage of it. In an article in Medical Practice Insider, Josh Berman, Director of ICD-10 at RelayHealth, provided advice and some next steps for those organizations not chosen to participate in the CMS testing. Read the full article

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CMS ICD-10 ‘Acknowledgement’ Test Done, Now Comes The Hard Part

CMS ICD-10 ‘Acknowledgement’ Test Done, Now Comes the Hard Part

  • March 7, 2014

In a first step towards the ICD-10 transition, CMS Acknowledgement testing was successful, according to an article in HealthData Management. But Josh Berman, Director of ICD-10 at RelayHealth, said that while the results were reassuring, more needs to be done. The real concern,  said Berman, remains whether insurers will be able to process the claims. Berman urged payers to begin conducting end-to-end testing.  "While most providers were not ready for end-to-end testing three or four months ago, large numbers are quickly getting there and Berman expects end-to-end test requests to ramp up in April and May," the article stated. Read the full article

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ICD-10 And Revenue Cycle Readiness: Six Key Steps

ICD-10 and Revenue Cycle Readiness: Six Key Steps

  • March 3, 2014

The ICD-10 deadline is looming, and payers and providers need to focus on testing, education, and process improvement.  Healthcare Finance News asked Josh Berman, Director of ICD-10 at RelayHealth, what providers can do to weather the transition. Berman shares his advice on the importance of end-to-end testing, training, knowing your KPIs, and being prepared to send both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes. Read all six readiness steps here

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Credible, Defensible Estimates

Credible, Defensible Estimates

  • October 14, 2013

Believe it or not, patients actually notice and care about the billing process. A recent survey found the higher a patient's satisfaction with the billing process was, the higher their overall satisfaction with the hospital and the clinical treatment received. Credible, Defensible Estimates explains why hospitals should help patients gain a realistic expectation about their financial responsibility up front, and how to make that happen on a consistent, reliable basis. The white paper also describes RelayHealth's Estimation Maturity Model (EMM) for creating estimates. Read now or download and read later

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Big Data Mining Speeds Claims Payments

Big Data Mining Speeds Claims Payments

  • March 13, 2013

Health Data Management featured a real-world effort to harness big data, profiling Sean Riesterer, director of revenue cycle and reimbursement for Silverton (Ore.) Health. Silverton used RelayHealth's clearinghouse of data to find lags in this organization's service-to submission flow. It took Silverton only a few months to reduce the average service-to-submission time from 30 days to 13 days. Read the case study

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