Revenue Cycle

Healthcare Blame Game, Live from Las Vegas!

Deepak Manmohan Goyal, MD, MBBS, MBA, joins Brad and Erika at HFMA Annual on June 27, 2024, to discuss his work as executive director for revenue cycle and supply chain at Monument Health in Rapid City, S.D. and the financial assistance program that has increased the system’s charity care by $7.8 million in its first year.

Erika Grotto July 22, 2024

The surest bets from HFMA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas

Laxmi Patel from Savista discusses the potential for AI, and Kevin Hidenfelter from Millenia shares insights about generational payment preferences in interviews conducted live at HFMA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Erika Grotto July 22, 2024

Medicare’s proposed 2025 rule for physician payments would add to the financial strain facing practices

Medicare’s proposed update to physician payments for 2025 left advocates saying practices will have an increasingly difficult time making ends meet. CMS’s newly proposed rule states that payments are set to be reduced by 2.8% from 2024, based on the change to the conversion factor. The agency explained that it is obligated to implement the…

Nick Hut July 18, 2024

Fortifying defenses: essential cybersecurity strategies for revenue cycle management

Healthcare leaders understand that the quality of their organization’s revenue cycle is directly reflected in its bottom line. However, it is also reflected in quality outcomes and patient satisfaction scores. Inefficiencies in eligibility, coverage, prior authorization and other revenue cycle processes can lead to delays in care and surprise patient bills, in addition to poor…

HFMA July 8, 2024

Annual Conference Day 2: Keynote speaker Suneel Gupta expounds on the importance of recharging

Rest and breaks from work should be viewed not as a reward, but as a resource that supports performance, Suneel Gupta, wellness CEO, best-selling author and visiting scholar with Harvard Medical School, told HFMA Annual Conference attendees during Tuesday’s keynote presentation in Las Vegas. “When we look at the science behind human performance, what we…

Paul Barr, MS, MBA June 26, 2024

Proposed rule to halt credit-reporting of medical debt would have big ramifications for hospitals and other providers

A proposed rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) would curtail the inclusion of medical debt in credit evaluations, potentially shaking up healthcare billing and collections processes. The CFPB framed part of its rationale for the rule in the context of privacy, noting Congress previously limited the sharing of a patient’s medical information in…

Nick Hut June 21, 2024

Health system CEO tells Congress proposed 340B changes would be harmful to organizations like his

A health system executive visited Capitol Hill recently to provide the hospital perspective on the 340B Drug Pricing Program — a viewpoint that increasingly is coming under fire among policymakers. Matthew Perry, president and CEO of Genesis HealthCare System in Zanesville, Ohio, appeared at a House subcommittee hearing June 4 to give insight on why…

Nick Hut June 10, 2024

The vital relationship between MDs and clinical documentation integrity

High-quality clinical documentation is vital for creating a complete picture of a patient’s health and medical history. Accurate records of diagnoses, medications, tests, treatments and other elements of a patient’s care are crucial in creating the most effective care plan leading to positive outcomes. The quality of a physician’s clinical documentation can also impact payer…

HFMA June 7, 2024

Personalized communication helps State provide the highest possible recovery and patient-satisfaction rates for clients

Learn about a company that combines advanced technology with human interaction to increase recoveries and patient satisfaction.

HFMA June 4, 2024

Engaging in operating rule development and adoption amidst the era of healthcare automation

Over the past two decades, the healthcare industry has collaborated to accelerate automation, alleviate administrative burdens and lower the cost of conducting common business transactions. Although much work remains to be done to streamline healthcare administration, the industry’s approach to developing and implementing operating rules to improve revenue cycle automation, independent of standards development, is…

Shawn Stack May 28, 2024
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