From Pay Kiosks To Data Analytics: 4 Experts Talk RCM Strategies

From pay kiosks to data analytics: 4 experts talk RCM strategies

  • May 5, 2017

Revenue cycle management is top-of-mind among healthcare professionals in today’s fast-moving environment, as a recent round table discussion covered by Becker’s Hospital CFO revealed. Reporter Mackenzie Bean noted some of the highlights of the discussion, including the struggles of hospitals getting proper reimbursement for rendered care, and how analytics can play a bigger role in the overall revenue cycle. Read the article

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Consistent Review Outcomes Are Quality Outcomes

Consistent Review Outcomes are Quality Outcomes

  • May 2, 2017

By Steven Silverstein, MD Recent articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association (here1 and here2) reported on the use and misuse of clinical practice guidelines, and the need to avoid hedging and equivocation when writing them. These articles also discussed the differences inherent in targeting individual physician decision support versus more general purposes, as well as issues related to lack of adherence to guideline development standards published by the Institute of Medicine3. A related issue is that it is not uncommon for guidelines developed by different specialty societies to advocate different approaches to a given clinical situation. This…

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Report: Insurers Remain Ahead Of Providers In Value-Based Payment

Report: Insurers Remain Ahead of Providers in Value-Based Payment

  • May 2, 2017

Why are payers ahead of providers in the use of value-based reimbursement? One reason is that they're better positioned to offer incentives to implement value-based payment structures, according to a survey of providers and payers. The report also found that bundled payment is the fastest growing value-based model. Read the article

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Saltzer Medical Group Chooses Change Healthcare For Practice Management Services

Saltzer Medical Group Chooses Change Healthcare for Practice Management Services

  • May 2, 2017

Change Healthcare has signed a long-term managed services agreement with Saltzer Medical Group, P.A., a multi-specialty physician practice serving the Boise metro area and southwestern Idaho. Under the agreement, Change Healthcare will be responsible for Saltzer’s strategic, practice management, and revenue cycle management services. Read the news release

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How Culture Can Make Or Break The Value Of Your Data

How culture can make or break the value of your data

  • April 28, 2017

Everyone in healthcare can agree that, used properly, data is invaluable. But as Jason Williams, VP at Change Healthcare aptly points out in Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review, “The important thing is not the data, it’s about the objectives we’re trying to accomplish.” Read the article

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Change Healthcare’s InterQual Expert To Share Blueprint For Case Management Optimization At ACMA 2017

Change Healthcare’s InterQual Expert to Share Blueprint for Case Management Optimization at ACMA 2017

  • April 17, 2017

The American Case Management Association's annual conference, ACMA 2017, gets underway in Washington this week, and attendees looking to gear their case management programs for the industry shift to value should be sure to attend the “Blueprint for Case Management Optimization” presentation. That's where Change Healthcare’s Carol Everhart will share nine best practices to help assess the health of a case management program. Read the News Release

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New Version Of Clinical Decision Support Released

New Version of Clinical Decision Support Released

  • April 11, 2017

McKnight's covered the launch of InterQual 2017, the latest version of the evidence-based clinical decision support solution. McKnight's reports this new release includes more than 120 new criteria and enhancements that help enable faster, safer, and better clinical decisions at the point of care. Read the Article  

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How Hospitals Can Use Data Analytics To Improve RCM Performance: 4 Thoughts From Change Healthcare’s Marcy Tatsch

How Hospitals Can Use Data Analytics to Improve RCM Performance: 4 Thoughts from Change Healthcare’s Marcy Tatsch

  • April 4, 2017

Why is data analysis so important for hospitals? To thrive, hospitals need to accelerate reimbursement, remove obstacles to payment, and reduce bad debt -- all of which require harnessing their data for performance improvements. Change Healthcare's Marcy Tatsch explains why data analysis is becoming even more critical as hospitals move to complex value-based reimbursement models. Read the article

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Faster, Simpler, Smarter: InterQual 2017 Streamlines Clinical Care Decisions

Faster, Simpler, Smarter: InterQual 2017 Streamlines Clinical Care Decisions

  • April 3, 2017

Today, we unveiled InterQual 2017, a faster, more streamlined version of our flagship clinical decision support solution. InterQual 2017 introduces a new time-saving product, Medicare Procedures powered by InterQual,  which automates more than 400 Medicare National and Local Coverage Determinations. It also provides a more efficient set of level of care criteria, Initial Review, that supports faster, earlier decisions in the ER. Customers will benefit from a host of new updates, enhancements, and technological advancements, including more than 125 new content areas. Read the news release

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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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