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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

past blogs

Let's be Thankful Together
Wednesday, November 22nd 10:18 am
Promises and the Art of Not Keeping Them
Friday, June 2nd 9:24 am
Of Dementia and Documentation
Thursday, April 13th 12:14 pm
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