Revenue Cycle & Payments Archive
A tiny portion of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 is likely to have more impact on radiology practice than any of the cutting edge research presented this week at RSNA 2014.
A Black Book Market Research survey of more than 2,250 executives at 445 hospitals ranks Conifer as the top performer for revenue cycle management outsourcing in standalone and academic hospitals over 150 beds, and Optum on top for delivery systems and accountable care organizations.
New data from AARP shows prices for brand name prescription drugs continue to skyrocket, particularly for older Americans. Analysis of 227 such drugs shows an average cost increase of nearly 13 percent in 2013, compared with a general inflation rate of 1.5 percent during that year.
Revenue/payment cycle management and clinical information exchange vendor Emdeon will acquire consumer education, transparency, and engagement developer Change Healthcare for $185 million.
Healthcare providers are actively pursuing telemedicine advancements despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a new survey of senior healthcare executives released by law firm Foley & Lardner.
Many providers have found that claims paid by virtual card have increased this year and the fees they pay have skyrocketed. Does your practice have a planned response to virtual card claims payments? Do you know your rights under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to a less expensive form of claims payment?
A final rule on Medicare physician payments in 2015 emphasizes improved chronic care management (CCM) and the supporting role of electronic health records, and loosens certification criteria a little more.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has indefinitely delayed enforcement of the HIPAA-mandated health plan identifier (HPID) and other entity identifier (OEID), development of which has already languished for many years.
Research from the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation anticipates lower hospital uncompensated care costs from expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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.