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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McKesson Previews Early Version Of InterQual Auto Review At HIMSS17

McKesson Previews Early Version of InterQual Auto Review at HIMSS17

  • February 20, 2017

What was the "top story" at HIMSS17? McKesson Health Solutions' preview of InterQual AutoReview. Developed in partnership with the National Decision Support Company, InterQual AutoReview automates medical necessity reviews by directly accessing patient data from EHRs. This breakthrough integrates NDSC’s platform into InterQual’s technology, decision support engine, and evidence-based content to streamline medical reviews at the point of care. Read the article

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Reinventing Claims Management For The Value-Based Era

Reinventing Claims Management for the Value-Based Era

  • February 16, 2017

Claim denials hurt both the bottom line and the morale of provider organizations. To reduce denials, providers need to adapt a systemic approach that blends claims management and denials management. Find out more in this Healthcare Scene article. Read the article

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Ten Steps To Reduce Denials, Win More Appeals, And Improve Hospital Performance

Ten Steps to Reduce Denials, Win More Appeals, and Improve Hospital Performance

  • February 16, 2017

There's tremendous pressure on hospitals to reduce denial rates, and the problem is getting worse as claims processing becomes more complex. One way to reduce denials is to close common gaps that lead to medical necessity denials, which can account for as much as 5% of denials. CMSA Today shares a ten step process to that can have a quick and positive impact on your revenue cycle. Read the article

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McKesson To Launch Analytics-as-a-Service At HIMSS17

McKesson to Launch Analytics-as-a-Service at HIMSS17

  • February 15, 2017

McKesson revealed plans to debut a cloud-based analytics-as-a-service offering at HIMSS17 in Orlando next week. Called HQX Analytics, the consulting service helps providers and payers collaborate to develop successful value-based strategies as they transition from volume to value. Read the article

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