Performance Management


CMS Audits in 2018: Updates Providers Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are already sending out their letters for the 2018 audits. Find out what changes have been made from the 2017 protocols and how physicians can expect a less punitive approach from CMS regarding Medicare billing.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are already sending out their letters for the 2018 audits. Find out what changes have been made from the 2017 protocols…

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Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry Updates and New Analytics Tool

The ambulatory surgery clinic industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years as organizations and patients seek more affordable options for healthcare services. As a result, the sector of healthcare has had many recent updates to policies and regulations, plus the introduction of robust ASC Analytics technology.

The ambulatory surgery clinic industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years as organizations and patients seek more affordable options for healthcare services. As a result, the sector…

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Hospital Closures Continue Affecting Patients and Communities

Since 2010, at least 79 rural hospitals have closed across the country, and nearly 700 more are at risk of closing. Why is it happening, how does it affect patients and communities, and what can be done? We take a look.

Since 2010, at least 79 rural hospitals have closed across the country, and nearly 700 more are at risk of closing. Why is it happening, how does it affect…

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Improving Hospital Point-of-Service Collections

In an era of high deductibles, how do you solve the patient collections problem? One solution is,”when hiring front-of-house staff, Gray [Josh Gray, VP of research at athena health] suggests establishing expectations and make clear that new hires understand collecting outstanding balances at the time of service is critical and hold them accountable.

In an era of high deductibles, how do you solve the patient collections problem? One solution is,”when hiring front-of-house staff, Gray [Josh Gray, VP of research at athena health] suggests establishing…

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Hospital Challenges & Solutions for Value-Based Payments

Industry surveys are showing that hospitals are behind CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) target dates for value-based payments implementation.  Only 23 percent of health systems expect to meet Medicare’s quality based payment target by 2019.  We found some helpful outlines, slides and tips for meeting this challenge.