How To Boost Your Star Ratings

How to boost your Star ratings

  • July 1, 2017

The CMS’s Star program is used to provide hospital quality ratings to consumers. Providers naturally strive to achieve for the highest possible rating. Managed Healthcare Executive spoke with Star ratings expert Meena Sundram of Change Healthcare for advice on how providers can use data analytics to help improve their numbers. Read the article

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Predictive Analytics: A Prescription For A Better Patient Experience

Predictive Analytics: A Prescription for a Better Patient Experience

  • June 30, 2017

Consumer expectations about their “healthcare experience” continue to rise, and providers must raise their game as well if they hope to successfully compete. As Keith Roberts and Lucas Lukasiak of the Change Healthcare Engagement Solutions team note, advanced predictive analytics techniques and artificial intelligence infrastructures are giving savvy industry stakeholders the edge they need to better target patient engagement. Read the article

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Bundles In A Bind? Cardiac Care Models Expected To Prevail

Bundles in a Bind? Cardiac Care Models Expected to Prevail

  • June 30, 2017

Cardiovascular Business reports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has delayed the launch of a new episode payment model affecting three types of cardiac care, from July 1 to the beginning of 2018. But that doesn’t mean providers and hospitals should ease back on bundles’ preparations. Read the article

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Hospitals Struggle With The Dilemma Of Patients Hit By High Deductibles

Hospitals struggle with the dilemma of patients hit by high deductibles

  • June 28, 2017

In a Modern Healthcare article on hospitals' methods for dealing with patients saddled with high-deductible plans, Henry County Health Center CFO David Muhs tells how the 25-bed critical-access hospital uses Change Healthcare revenue cycle solutions to give patients a solid cost estimate prior to service. Read the article

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Change Healthcare Analysis Shows $262 Billion In Medical Claims Initially Denied, Meaning Billions In Administrative Costs

Change Healthcare analysis shows $262 billion in medical claims initially denied, meaning billions in administrative costs

  • June 27, 2017

A new study by Change Healthcare released at the 2017 HFMA ANI conference in Orlando this week revealed compelling statistics about claims denials and their financial impact on hospitals. Citing the results of the new Change Healthcare Healthy Hospital Revenue Cycle Index, Healthcare Finance reported that out of roughly $3 trillion in medical claims submitted by hospitals in the U.S. last year, around 9% of charges, or $262 billion, were initially denied. Read the article

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Report: Claims Appeals Cost Providers Up To $8.6 Billion Annually

Report: Claims Appeals Cost Providers Up to $8.6 Billion Annually

  • June 27, 2017

Research from Change Healthcare finds the typical health system risks $4.9 million each year due to claim denials, Managed Care reports. The story cites data from the Change Healthcare Healthy Hospital Revenue Cycle Index, which draws it conclusions from a sample of 3.3 billion hospital transactions valued at $1.8 trillion. Read the article

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Insurance Claim Denials Cost Hospitals $262 Billion Annually

Insurance claim denials cost hospitals $262 billion annually

  • June 27, 2017

New data shows that denials cost hospitals $262 billion annually, sparking cash flow issues and increasing recovery costs, Modern Healthcare reports. Reporter Dave Barkholz, citing a national analysis from Change Healthcare, notes that hospitals can try to avoid claim denials by automating their revenue-cycle workflow, and use analytics to pinpoint problems and improve processes to reduce denials. Read the article

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Change Healthcare: $262B In Healthcare Claims Initially Denied In 2016

Change Healthcare: $262B in Healthcare Claims Initially Denied in 2016

  • June 27, 2017

A new analysis by Change Healthcare found that of $3 trillion in medical claims submitted to payers last year, 9% of charges were initially denied, HIT Consultant reports today. Reporter Fred Pennic adds that, for the typical health system, as much as 3.3% of net patient revenue was put at risk due to denials. Read the article

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