Revenue Cycle & Payments Archive
Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network, a major Medicare transactions processing vendor, will acquire claims clearinghouse MD On-Line for an undisclosed sum.
The top 1 percent of patients ranked by their healthcare expenses accounted for 22.7 percent of total healthcare expenditures with an annual mean expenditure of $97,956, according to recent data published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have discovered that physicians prescribe more antibiotics, often unnecessarily, later in a typical day than earlier.
Federally Qualified Health Centers granted new patient appointments to Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients at higher rates than other primary care practices (non-FQHCs)--in addition to charging less for visits--according to results of a new 10-state study.
If the nearly $25 billion paid out so far through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs is making some American taxpayers uneasy, they need not worry. Providers who dont successfully demonstrate meaningful use will soon start paying hefty penalties that over several years could ultimately save the federal government billions of dollars.
The Open Payments Web site is live with the first round of data available to help consumers understand financial relationships between physicians and businesses, particularly drug and device manufacturers. How helpful the information will be is a legitimate concern.
Optum, the information technology and business services unit of UnitedHealth Group, will acquire physician practice consultancy MedSynergies Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
The American Health Information Management Association on Monday kicked off its 2014 conference in San Diego with a call to stave off further delays in ICD-10.
Proposed legislation introduced in the U.S. House calls for Medicare to pilot a reimbursement mechanism for accountable care organizations based on outcomes and encourages ACO use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services.
Bloomington, Minn.-based HealthPartners has launched Benefits for Me, a private insurance exchange platform the company says will enable employers to offer many health insurance plan choices for their employees.
Though vendors and health plans continue to make progress despite the one-year delay in the ICD-10 compliance deadline, providers are making little progress in preparing for the code switchover, according to results of a new survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
At a Sept. 23 meeting, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee heard a proposal to create an additional code for the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, a widely used tool for measuring neurologic deficit and a scoring system for stroke intervention.
Walgreen Co.s director of health, benefits and wellbeing knew his company, like most in the U.S., was on an unsustainable path of increasing health care costs combined with employees who didnt focus on their wellbeing. But when the companys senior directors started thinking about moving employee health care offerings to a private exchange, he was adamantly against it.
Employers who moved to Aon Hewitts multi-carrier fully-insured private healthcare exchange experienced overall healthcare cost savings for the 2014 plan year providing some of the first data on the impact of post-Affordable Care Act private exchanges.
CMS designates that a timely-filed NOE (Notice of Election) shall be filed within five calendar days after the hospice admission date. This applies to the NOTR (Notice of Election Termination/Revocation) as well. This regulation is effective for dates of services on or after October 1st.