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Now What? Expectations in the RCM onboarding process.

Thursday, August 31st 2017 11:44 am
"If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing."                        ...

Make "Payment Convenience" a Key Term in Your RCM Vocabulary

Thursday, August 17th 2017 11:27 am
For a while now, there has been a steady drum beat in the healthcare press regarding MACRA/MIPS and the importance of provider participation.  It is no stretch to say an entire industry has...

Of Dementia and Documentation

Thursday, April 13th 2017 12:14 pm
“I meant every word I didn’t say.”  -Jimmy Dunne
My mother is 90 and showing early signs of dementia.  She forgets things.  She occasionally suspects she has been robbed, or insists she is being singled out for persecution from among the...

Cash may be king, but Cash Flow is the power behind the throne.

Friday, March 17th 2017 11:16 am
A friend of mine says, “Money isn’t the key to happiness, but if you have enough money, you can get a key made!”  That’s not really true, of course, but inconsistent cash...

Are you cash-flowing your patients' lives?

Tuesday, November 8th 2016 12:59 pm
Last night a member of my immediate family spent over two hours in urgent care - two doctors, four nurses working simultaneously, two separate blood draws, multiple tests and protocols. ...

MACRA, MIPS, and APMs Understanding the move to value-based reimbursement

Monday, April 4th 2016 10:41 am
"It's not about the cards you're dealt, but how you play the hand."  - Randy Pausch, the Last Lecture
Seems like not too long ago we were all fixated on the annual near-catastrophe called the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).  Every quarter of the healthcare world would lament the impending 26% cut...

RFP, RFI, or RFQ. Anyway you spell it...

Monday, March 7th 2016 8:38 am
Technically speaking, they're different. The Humboldt State University's IT Services website explains the differences between them, if you care. That long questionnaire designed to...

Humor - New Ventilator Attachment Safely Allows Smoking While Receiving Oxygen

Friday, November 20th 2015 11:18 am
Charlotte NC -Bronco Products Inc. is pleased to announce its revolutionary new ventilation product. PapPal is an amazingly simple device that allows those on mechanical ventilation, C-pap,...

Higher Deductibles and Co-pays Make Patient Payments Critical

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 6:49 am
A new report by PriceWaterhouse Cooper shows what providers already know:  deductibles and co-pays are rising. In 2006 only 16% of insured individuals had deductibles of $1,000 or more. Today,...

Better Customer Service in the Business Office

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 1:08 pm
We all work in customer service.  Patients (customers) are too hard to come by and good reputations too diligently won to take customer service lightly, so ignore this truth at your peril. At...

Keep Your Practice Healthy by Using Performance Metrics

Tuesday, February 25th 2014 1:08 pm
"Mufasa."
"Ooo, do it again."
"Mufasa, Mufasa, MUFASA!"
"Ooo, it tingles!"...

ICD-10 is Coming. Will Your Billing Department Be Ready?

Monday, December 9th 2013 1:41 pm
    Like it or not, the new ICD-10 diagnosis codes take effect on October 1, 2014. All healthcare providers are required to comply with the new regulations or they...

Just What Do You Mean, "Pay for Value?" Part III

Monday, December 9th 2013 1:39 pm
Part II of this series provided an overview of several pay-for-value reimbursement models. In this segment of "Just What Do You Mean, 'Pay for Value?'" we will look at a few more.
Network Participation based on Value Metrics

The Cvikota Company Keynotes for 9/24/13 - Just What Do You Mean, "Pay for Value?" Part II

Monday, December 9th 2013 1:38 pm
In, "Just What Do You Mean, 'Pay for Value?'" Part I, we began an overview of the fundamental shift in reimbursement models from traditional fee-for-service to pay-for-value. The...

Just What Do You Mean, "Pay for Value?" Part I

Monday, September 16th 2013 11:38 am
There's a Chinese proverb that goes, "When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, others build windmills." In the business of healthcare, change is a ruthless beast. It...

Stone Soup - What Captain Kangaroo Can Teach Us About Revenue Cycle Management

Wednesday, March 13th 2013 9:19 am
Way back when I was a little kid and we only had three television channels (assuming the cloud cover and wind direction were co-operating), I would get up every morning at 8:00 AM to watch Captain...

Don't Try This at Home Part II - Why Better Source?

Thursday, February 28th 2013 8:54 am
Why Better-source? It saves time. Some EHR and PM vendors suggest that new technologies make billing as easy as hitting “send” and waiting for the money. Those in the trenches...

past blogs

Promises and the Art of Not Keeping Them
Friday, June 2nd 9:24 am
Of Dementia and Documentation
Thursday, April 13th 12:14 pm
Miracle Cures and Medical Billing
Monday, April 3rd 8:46 am
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