Revenue Cycle Management

These posts cover healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) with an eye on hospital RCM services best practices used by HIT insiders, consultants, hospital CFOs, patient access teams, and revenue cycle directors.

Check out our Case Studies (http://thessigroup.com/case-studies/) page for some examples of hospital clients that use our RCM solutions. Our Collaterals page (http://thessigroup.com/collateral/) offers a full set of in-depth reviews of our revenue cycle software solutions.

SSI delivers solutions that increase the accuracy and velocity of data exchange among healthcare providers and payers, with the highest levels of security. Our solution offerings range from revenue cycle management, clearinghouse and gateway services, clinical data services and analytics.


Hospital Revenue Cycle Management Solutions in 2018

As hospital revenue cycle management teams deal with changing paradigms and analytics – upfront collections continue to be key factors for improvement.

When it comes to hospital revenue cycle management (RCM), the solution often involves a change in paradigm and thinking by your RCM team toward value-based care and upfront collection. Health information technology (HIT) analytics are central to your solution.

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2018 Tips & Trends for Hospital Revenue Cycle Management

Payer Partnerships. Smart use of analytics. Pricing Transparency. We found a number of trends for hospital revenue cycle management (RCM) as we head into 2018. In addition to tactics, some concepts like “patients as consumers,” and “patient experience” are front and center this year.

Payer Partnerships. Smart use of analytics. Pricing Transparency. We found a number of trends for hospital revenue cycle management (RCM) as we head into 2018. In addition to tactics, some…

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The Future of Healthcare: New Obstacles and Ongoing Challenges

The future of healthcare is uncertain and dependent on several factors, such as whether or not the ACA will be repealed. No matter which healthcare delivery model prevails, certain challenges and obstacles are inevitable in the years ahead.

The future of healthcare is uncertain and dependent on several factors, such as whether or not the ACA will be repealed. No matter which healthcare delivery…

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Healthcare Claim Denials on the Rise

Why do payers continue to deny 20% of claims payments to hospitals as they struggle to keep revenue cycles more profitable? Baby boomers are moving into their Medicare coverage phase. There are flaws in the Office of the Inspector General audits of hospitals, as alleged by the American Hospital Association.  Regulations are increasing. We take a look at the current situation and some creative solutions…

Why do payers continue to deny 20% of claims payments to hospitals as they struggle to keep revenue cycles more profitable? There are flaws in the Office of the Inspector General audits of hospitals, as alleged by…

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Healthcare Pricing Transparency Progress Slow

Does your hospital offer transparent pricing estimates for prospective patients? Some leading hospitals are already doing this and at some state websites you can compare average costs for procedures at facilities across the state. However, these are the exceptions, so we take another look at what’s going on in the national drive to achieve healthcare pricing transparency.

Does your hospital offer transparent pricing estimates for prospective patients? Some leading hospitals are already doing this and at some state websites you can compare average costs for procedures at facilities across…

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Is Single-Payer Healthcare the Right System?

When it comes to the healthcare system in the USA, much remains to be determined. Will the quality go down in a single-payer healthcare system, as taxes skyrocket? Or, will a reduction in costs be the result as advocates claim?  We take a closer look.

When it comes to the healthcare system in the USA, much remains to be determined. Will the quality go down in a single-payer healthcare system, as taxes skyrocket? Or, will a reduction in costs…

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Hospital Cybersecurity Tightens

Does our hospital have a senior executive that oversees cybersecurity? A new survey finds that 60 percent of healthcare organizations now have a chief information security officer in an age when cyber threats are increasing and the average breach costs your organization $2.2 million dollars.

Does our hospital have a senior executive that oversees cybersecurity? A new survey finds that 60 percent of healthcare organizations now have a chief information security officer in an age…

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Reversing Losses with Smart Hospital Revenue Cycle Management

Solutions for smart hospital revenue cycle management continue to evolve as technologies, workflow processes, and cross-team integration strategies improve.  Even so, a recent report showed larger hospitals are on average leaving $22 million in revenue capture on the table.  What can be done to address this?

Solutions for smart hospital revenue cycle management continue to evolve as technologies, workflow processes, and cross-team integration strategies improve.  Even so, a recent report showed larger hospitals are on average…

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Failure to Repeal the ACA Sparks Debate Over Medicaid Cuts and Single-Payer

Will Medicare and Medicaid spending be cut or only capped on future growth? Is moving to a single-payer healthcare system a possibility in the near future? We examine these questions that linger in the minds of healthcare leaders and finance officers in detail.

Will Medicare and Medicaid spending be cut or only capped on future growth? Is moving to a single-payer healthcare system a possibility in the near future? We examine these questions that linger…

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