We see our hospital clients struggling to upgrade both their systems and processes to help patients unable to pay in full for services. In our thinking for a solution, we focus on smart ways to get ahead of the curve up front — in patient access. Here’s why.
As hospitals struggle with the pace of change, and some in a fight to survive, we assembled this digest of current thoughts on the future of healthcare in the year ahead. Technology is on the horizon for healthcare in 2019, along with drug delivery and pricing, the redefinition of care, and ongoing divisions in the political arena.
What are some hospital patient access best solutions? In a nutshell, smart technology, a financial focus, and staff training in a culture that puts patients’ needs first. The devil is in the details, so we’ve prepared this comprehensive overview to help you decrease denials, shorten A/R days, and collect more up front at point of service.
What are the top challenges ASC managers face? Is more oversight for ASCs on the way? What about expanding to offer good surgery center prices to veterans? We take a look at these questions in our news roundup for ambulatory surgical centers.
Excessive healthcare costs continue in the United States. What can be done about it? While administrative burdens do suggest a single payer solution, there are other factors that can help, including pricing transparency and pharmaceutical prices. Why are there so many unneeded medical tests being performed?
Hospital financial analytic solutions are coming to the fore right now as technology trends and new payment paradigms converge. The next generation of infrastructure will include new features and functions ranging from evolved networks to enhanced analytics to distributed database offerings.
Ambulatory surgery centers” (ASCs), have made waves in healthcare in recent years by offering lower cost alternatives to hospital procedures. We take a look at how they continue to disrupt the status quo with pricing transparency.
Hospitals can’t afford not to provide value based care. But what if care can extend beyond the discharge of a patient? We examine this and other questions in our update on hospital value based payments.
Value-based care in hospitals has healthcare payers energized, but is it paying off yet? We found one recent study that says it is, while still another study says it is not. But the push for value-based care continues. Will 2018 be the decisive year as insurance companies continue to drive for the healthcare value measurement?
The continual battle hospital RCM teams face with clams denials is costing US based healthcare systems $262 billion per year. What’s causing this and what can be done? Sometimes these may be cost based, and sometimes it has to do with a hospital’s own coding system and staff training for same. We take a look.