HISTalk Interviews Linda Reed, CIO, Atlantic Health

HISTalk Interviews Linda Reed, CIO, Atlantic Health

  • July 28, 2014

In an eye-opening interview with HISTalk, Linda Reed, CIO of Atlantic Health, talks about her IT challenges, where she's putting her energy now, and what direction Atlantic Health's IT will be heading in the future. She addresses mobile app technology, the big strategic issues that need fixing, technologies for ACOs, population health management, and analytics. Everything, she says, is moving towards retail medicine. "We have to think about fast access, customer service, the customer’s always right — those things that you’ve traditionally heard about retail environments. We have to stop thinking about healthcare as a civil servant-type environment where you call and you…

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ICD-10 Testing At Kaiser Permanente

ICD-10 Testing at Kaiser Permanente

  • July 21, 2014

In ICD-10 Monitor, a Kaiser Permanente exec details how the organization accomplished the momentous task of testing for ICD-10 readiness, which included sending approximately 100 claims to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) via RelayHealth Financial during the ICD-10 Testing Week. Read the details here

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The State Of Value-Based Reimbursement And The Transition From Volume To Value In 2014

The State of Value-Based Reimbursement and the Transition from Volume to Value in 2014

  • June 11, 2014

How fast are payers and providers adopting new value-based payment models? According to the first industry study of its kind, more than two-thirds of payments are expected to be based on value measurements by 2020. Remarkably, 90% of payers and 81% of providers are already using some mix of value-based reimbursement and fee-for-service, according to the new report, The State of Value-Based Reimbursement and the Transition from Volume to Value in 2014. Read now or download and read later  

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6 Steps To Keep Cash Flowing Post ICD-10

6 Steps to Keep Cash Flowing Post ICD-10

  • March 16, 2014

Hospitals looking to protect their revenue streams need to do more than verify compliance of financial connectivity software. In this issue of Healthcare IT News, Josh Berman, Director of ICD-10 at RelayHealth, provides six steps that payers need to take before the October 2015 deadline. Read the full story

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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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