Private Healthcare ExchangesA great deal of focus has been placed recently on the public healthcare exchanges - federal and state - created as part of the Accountable Care Act (ACA).

CMSThe Value-Based Payment Modifier is a CMS-imposed qualifier that provides a differential payment to a physician or group of physicians under the Medicare Fee Schedule based on the quality of care

“An apple a day keeps the Doctor away.” But, what if you are the doctor? Who keeps watch over how healthy your practice is?

Considering a new RCM partnerSwitching Revenue cycle partners is a big decision for practices.

Survey ToolThe Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey is a standardized survey tool to measure patient perceptions of care delivered by a provider (e.g.

PQRSPhysician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a pay-for-reporting program initiated by CMS in 2006. PQRS uses a combination of incentives and payment adjustments for eligible professionals, if they report quality measures satisfactorily.

WEDI LogoLast week the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathlee Sebelius.  The letter included a recommended ICD-10 roadmap which outlined various steps the agency should take for a smooth transition to ICD-10.

6 of 10 AmericansNearly six in 10 Americans who bought insurance for this year through the health law’s online marketplaces were previously uninsured—most for at least two years,

slide2_imgThere are few more important decisions for a practice than choosing a revenue cycle management partner.  Practices are recognizing that the investment, expertise and infrastructure required to effectively manage this complex process are increasingly out of reach.

Black Book, a leading market research firm in healthcare, recently released its annual report on the 2014 State of the Revenue Cycle Management industry.  What is clear from the survey is that practice managers and physicians both recognize that effective revenue cycle processes are the lifeblood of their practice.  Streamlined patient registration, insurance and benefit verification, charge capture, and claims processing are essential to maintaining practice viability.