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Prepare for revenue cycle changes in 2014
HealthLeaders Media
As hospitals and health systems strive to protect and improve their revenue cycle, one of the greatest challenges they face in 2014 is uncertainty. With all the unknowns surrounding the eventual impact of healthcare reform, health insurance exchanges, and value-based purchasing payment models, deciding on the right moves to make in order to boost collections and reduce denials isn't going to be easy.
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How style guides sustain effective consistency in EHR design
EHR Intelligence
Style guides have been described as an EHR designer's "source of truth." Many large healthcare organizations design their own unique style guide to create a framework used and recognized at various department levels in implementing an EHR to place orders and record clinical documentation.
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Webinar: 'Smashing Denials, Take on the Challenge'
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Topic: Smashing Denials, Take on the Challenge

When: Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 1:30-3 p.m. EST

Speaker: Harriett Wall, MBA, Vice President of Kohler HealthCare Consulting, Inc.

Registration Deadline: Payment must be received on or before Jan. 7. You will receive your confirmation and handouts via email by Jan. 10.

Click here to download the full description and printable order form.

Click here to register online.

Everyone earns 3 CEU's for attending

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Hospitals seek leaders with finance — not healthcare — experience
FierceHealthcare
With the healthcare landscape shifting quickly, hospitals have a new strategy for hiring leaders as well. A whopping two-thirds of hospital CEOs hired in 2014 will come from a non-healthcare background, according to a Black Book Rankings poll of more than 1,400 human resource professionals at healthcare organizations.
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Save the dates: Legislative Day & The 2014 ANI
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Legislative Day 2014 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. from April 23-24.

Represent your facility, your state and your industry at the one political event that directly impacts you, your facility and your bottom-line — AAHAM Legislative Day. Our strong grassroots program creates new opportunities for our industry but we need your continued support! We need you to make the trip to Washington to make a difference in our industry, attendance is limited, so register to attend today. It is all about strength in numbers. The more AAHAM members participate in this effort, the stronger the voice AAHAM will have. Remember, if you don't speak up someone else will.

The 2014 Annual National Institute will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Calif., from Oct. 15-17.

The ANI is attended by nearly 500 National members and over 75 exhibitors. Each year, the members of AAHAM come together to exchange ideas, renew old friends, make new ones and further their knowledge and education in the field of Patient Account Management.

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Healthcare changes to watch for in 2014
USA Today
Starting Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act was in full force, as millions of uninsured Americans either now have health coverage or will get it this year. But experts say that's just one of many changes to watch for in 2014.

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Engagement insights create a patient-centric culture
ExecutiveInsight
Top-performing healthcare organizations have demonstrated that an engaged workforce is the best source of innovative ideas for achieving and sustaining excellence.

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Limited ICD-10 progress in 2013
Healthcare Payer News
Call 2013 the time that ICD-10 stood still. Certain facets of the industry may actually be less prepared than last January, while some organizations made industry-leading strides.

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Proposed HIPAA rule aims to streamline health plan compliance
FierceHealthPayer
As the permanent HIPAA auditing program gets under way, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued a proposed rule that would require a controlling health plan to submit information and documentation demonstrating its compliance with standards and operating rules for three electronic transactions adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
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Key healthcare dates for 2014
MedPage Today
The coming year will usher in some monumental changes in the world of healthcare, and we have the dates to prove it. Whether they are dealing with ICD-10, further rollout of the Affordable Care Act, or the "meaningful use" program for electronic health records, clinicians should note these key dates in 2014. Pay especially close attention to late March and early October.
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ACO participation set to double this year
DOTmed
In August of this past year, Premier Inc. surveyed 115 hospital executives — mostly CEOs, CTOs and COOs — and asked them about their ACO participation. About 50 percent of respondents said that their hospital would join an ACO by the end of 2014. Overall, 76.5 percent of respondents said their hospital does or will participate in an ACO.
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Interoperability by 2018, urges SGR fixer
Government Health IT
With Congress working on a long-term Medicare "SGR fix," in the recent short-term budget deal lawmakers laid down seeds for addressing issues such as value-based reimbursement and EHR compatibility. The House and Senate attached riders to the budget, offering a three-month delay of the dreaded Medicare sustainable growth rate payment adjustment widely expected to be signed by President Barack Obama.
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Where you'll see important ICD-10 developments in 2014
Healthcare IT News
The key to 2014 will be knowledge. With only nine months left to implement ICD-10 coding, that doesn't leave a lot of room for trial and error. Healthcare organizations are going to have to make very smart decisions this year. And the best way to do that is to learn from the organizations that have completed a lot of the ICD-10 transition. Here's what you need to pay attention to.
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