Finance, Revenue Cycle

Stop the Fight! ICD-10 is Comin’

July 2, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Another month has come and gone, which means that we’re just a little bit closer to Oct. 1, 2015, the deadline to transition to the ICD-10 coding set. Still, there are many people out there who continue to push back.

Survey: Provider Finance Departments Not Ready for Value-Based Contracts

June 30, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Only 15 percent say of finance departments at healthcare providers say they have the “very sophisticated” capabilities to support capitation, bundled payments, and quality-based payments that account for an increasingly larger component of revenue, according to...

Report: M&A Activity Ripe in Health IT Industry

June 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the healthcare IT segment improved 33 percent on a year-to-year basis, according to new research from New York City-based investment bank Berkery Noyes.

Survey: Physician Practices Still Lagging With ICD-10 Prep, Testing

June 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Provider organizations have completed many key steps in the ICD-10 implementation process, but are still lag behind in testing, according to a new survey from the eHealth Initiative and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

ICD-10 Coalition Attacks Recent “Safe Harbor” Bills

June 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
This week, the Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, slammed two bills introduced into Congress that would create a “safe harbor” for physicians as they transition to the new coding set.

Navigating the Complex Translations from ICD-9 to ICD-10

June 9, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Changes in how medical diagnoses are coded under ICD-10 may complicate the financial analysis, research projects and training programs that depend on look-back comparisons of healthcare data, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Premier’s Blair Childs: Perspectives on Medicare Risk for Accountable Care (Part 1)

June 9, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Following CMS's publication of a final rule on the MSSP Program, Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs looks at this juncture in the forward evolution of accountable care—and what healthcare leaders need to do next

Survey: Volatility in Small Practice EHR/RCM Market

June 8, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
There is a lot of opportunity and volatility in the small practice electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) vendor market, according to a new study from the New York-based Black Book research.

As MD Groups Push Forward into Population Health, Associations Are With Them: AMGA’s Fisher

June 1, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At the American Medical Group Association, president and CEO Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., talks about the exciting times his association’s member groups are living through, as they push ahead into the thickets of population health work

Enhancing the Patient Experience at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego

May 29, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At the Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego, the implementation of check-in automation has been a big plus for patients and staff

Servers in the Attic

May 27, 2015   |  Pete Rivera
It all started when I had to go up to my attic to get something for my wife. Once I was up there it was like a trip down memory lane. There was stuff up there that I had not seen in years and some things that I didn’t even realize that we had.

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations
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