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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...

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...

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...

Measuring Staff Performance - Part III

Monday, December 21st 2015 9:58 am
  "There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a...

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,...

Avoiding PQRS Will Start Hurting Soon

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 1:08 pm
Prepare for increased requirements, cuts to claims-based measures.
In order to avoid a 2% cut in Medicare physician payments for 2016 providers must participate in PQRS, submitting quality measures during the 2014 reporting period.  Providers not yet...

Opinion: Anger, Disappointment, and a Collective Sigh of Relief

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 1:08 pm
I have a friend who says, "We have to deal with the world the way it is, not the way we want it to be." By now everyone who pays attention knows that the unpredictable and chaotic kerfuffle...

The Billing Pros Announce ICD-10 Readiness

Monday, February 10th 2014 1:08 pm
La Crosse, WI  February 10, 2014 - The Billing Pros, a national provider of medical billing and revenue cycle management services, announced its ICD-10 readiness position today. All...

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...

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...

Providers Take Action to Meet Declining Reimbursement Challenges

Tuesday, July 30th 2013 11:12 am
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series said, “It is a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of...

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...

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