Revenue Cycle Management

Health Systems Must Find Ways to Cut Expenses or They'll Go Out of Business

It’s the story old as time, true as it can be, but nearly all hospital executives say that costs should transform expectedly. With healthcare and money, it’s a beauty and beast-type tale. Transforming costs are important, but that transformation is not always pretty. Apparently, about one-quarter of U.S. hospitals and health systems don’t have cost reduction goals established for themselves over the course of the next half decade – that’s a real beast. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Consumers Support Price Shopping for Healthcare but Few Actually Seek Out Prices

Oh, the growing awareness of the wide variation in healthcare prices, increased availability of price data and increased patient cost sharing was expected to drive patients to shop for lower-cost medical services. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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MGMA Thinks It Has the Solution to Practice Leader’s Biggest Training Challenges

What most have known, the role of a medical practice administrator goes well beyond identifying best practices and finding ways to implement them, but, according to a new report by MGMA, they must identify where practice staff can benefit from additional education and training, and maybe even improving customer service efforts. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Medicare’s Telehealth Payment This Year Compared to 2016 As Market Finally Shifts

For those in telehealth, and for those who celebrate its victories, 2017 seems to be the year of its growth, as CMS reported a 28 percent increase over total 2016 payments for telehealth services under the Medicare program. What this means is that providers have adopted the technology and continue to successfully integrate telehealth services into their traditional healthcare delivery approaches, and are realizing payment opportunities both within the Medicare program and in other sources of revenue.  [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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What is the role of mobile devices in healthcare?

Integrating technology is an important but daunting task for some providers. Smaller practices in particular may not have the bandwidth or budget to bring in new devices or systems. Fortunately the rise of mobile devices has made a dramatic impact in lowering the barriers to health IT access as well as given patients new tools for taking responsibility for personal health. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Using the latest health IT solutions to achieve financial sustainability

For a complex number of reasons, healthcare services in the U.S. can be quite expensive. Presently, these costs are shared between providers, patients and payers. However, for smaller practices or individuals and families with limited coverage, there is a risk of incurring impossibly high fees. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Small Practices Pressured while Large Practices Seem to Like their EHRs More than Ever

Earlier this year, Black Book Research announced the results of its annual ambulatory EHR user satisfaction poll. While satisfaction with electronic health records has dipped, that trend is changing, the new report suggests. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Value-Based Care At Tipping Point, Or Not

Value-based payment reform is at a tipping point and from here we’re likely to become even more inundated with the strategy than we have to this point, as we move past the volume business in healthcare. The value-based model is moving forward rapidly, in full force with payers reporting more reimbursements because of the payment model. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Medical billing lags in adapting to technology

Electronic billing systems provide consumers with the ability to pay their bills from anywhere at anytime. It's a convenience that most Americans have come to expect from the companies with which they interact. However, few patients are able to experience this level of accessibility when it comes to paying their healthcare expenses.   [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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