Compliance Management

Ambulatory Surgery Center Financial Outlook and Structure

What is the outlook for industry growth of outpatient centers in coming years? How are these surgery clinics structured? Who owns them? Join us as we seek answers to these questions and more from industry thought leaders. We also share the insider secret to boosting your ambulatory surgery center financial performance.

Health System Mergers: Why Hospitals Won’t Stop Merging

When it comes to health system mergers, we always wonder if bigger is better. Some of our hospital clients think so. Some do not. But mergers are continuing in 2018, so we thought we’d take another look at the trend and some industry analysis.

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.

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.

Rising Healthcare Costs Impact Patients and Providers

Financial perils in the healthcare industry continue. Costs rise. Deductibles increase. Hospital debt forces closures. The impact of soaring health costs reaches everyone involved, from the providers of healthcare to the patients.

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.

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.