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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...

Miracle Cures and Medical Billing

Monday, April 3rd 2017 8:46 am
“Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you”...

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. ...

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 I

Wednesday, December 9th 2015 8:33 am
"Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can't measure something, you  can't understand it. If you can't understand it,...

The Truth Likely Lies in Your Doubts

Tuesday, June 24th 2014 1:08 pm
Dear KeyNotes,
 
I manage a small multi-specialty clinic in a suburban community.  We have 5 MDs, 3 PAs and 30 employees.  I have a clinical supervisor, a billing office manager, two certified coders, and...

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...

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...

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

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...

Don't Try This at Home - What Remodeling My Kitchen Taught Me about Medical Billing

Thursday, February 28th 2013 8:52 am
My wife and I recently began an extensive remodel of our kitchen, laundry and downstairs bath. Before he began, our contractor, Rodney (his real name) began to walk us through the process from...

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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