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In this issue...
  • The Wonderful World of Revenue Cycle
  • 'Underinsured' may be the next healthcare crisis
  • Linking EHRs with medication cabinets for improved safety
  • MOC: Doctors strike back
  • Are Americans really becoming savvy healthcare shoppers?
  • 5 requirements of an effective revenue cycle management solution
  • Senators press for more interoperability
  • Obamacare's big gamble on hospital productivity
  • 4 ways hospitals are improving behavioral healthcare
  • Upcoming Webinars




  • The Wonderful World of Revenue Cycle
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    'Underinsured' may be the next healthcare crisis
    HealthLeaders Media
    High-deductible health insurance plans have been touted as a means to expand coverage to millions of people who otherwise could not afford it. New reports out this month suggest that high-deductible non-group plans are not a silver bullet, however, and that while the premiums may be affordable, the costs of accessing care remains prohibitively high.
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    Linking EHRs with medication cabinets for improved safety
    Healthcare IT News
    Increasingly hospitals are recognizing the value of interoperability between electronic health records and automated dispensing cabinets, or ADCs. In addition to eliminating redundancies during the medication ordering process, linking them helps to reduce medication errors at the point-of-care.
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    MOC: Doctors strike back
    Medical Economics
    Underlying much of the controversy surrounding MOC is the question of how much — or even whether — the process as currently structured actually improves physician performance and/or patient outcomes.
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    Are Americans really becoming savvy healthcare shoppers?
    Becker's Hospital CFO
    Many healthcare organizations have begun taking steps to address the new age of consumerism in healthcare, in which current and prospective patients proactively seek quality and price information to better advise decisions on where to seek healthcare services. But is consumerism really on the rise?
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    5 requirements of an effective revenue cycle management solution
    HIT Consultant
    Considering that the first generation of healthcare IT systems centered primarily on billing technology, it's interesting to note that for the past several years healthcare organizations have focused most of their attention on clinical transformations driven by national developments such as the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use. But now that the MU "wave" is starting to subside, focus is shifting to back-end systems and processes.
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    Senators press for more interoperability
    By Scott E. Rupp
    National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo recently told senators that health IT is "foundational" to President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine initiative and discussed ways to improve data sharing. In February, Obama asked Congress for $215 million in funding for a personalized medicine initiative that centers around the creation of a massive database containing the genetic data of at least 1 million volunteer participants. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the current state of EHRs frustrates providers and could inhibit such research.
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    Obamacare's big gamble on hospital productivity
    The New York Times
    Can hospitals provide better care for less money? The assumption that they can is baked into the Affordable Care Act. Historically, hospital productivity has grown much more slowly than the overall economy, if at all. That's true of health care in general. Productivity — in this case the provision of care per dollar and the improvements in health to which it leads — has never grown as quickly as would be required for hospitals to keep pace with scheduled cuts to reimbursements from Medicare.
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    4 ways hospitals are improving behavioral healthcare
    Hospitals & Health Networks
    The hectic, stressful nature of the typical emergency department makes it a less than ideal setting for mental health care. Nevertheless, hospital EDs have become a major component of the nation's de facto behavioral health system.
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    Upcoming Webinars

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    Join AAHAM and top CRCP coaches as we present A Four Part Webinar Study program for the AAHAM Certified Revenue Cycle Professional Exams.

    PREPARE FOR YOUR CRCP OR STAY CURRENT IN YOUR SKILLS & EARN AAHAM CEUs AT THE SAME TIME!

    Earn 3 AAHAM CEUs for each study session attended

    If you can't attend the webinars, you can purchase downloadable mp4's of the webinars.

    The webinar dates are:
    June 24 - 1 - 2:30 EDT Patient Access
    July 15 - 1 - 2:30 EDT Billing
    July 22 - 1 - 2:30 EDT Credit & Collections
    Aug. 5 - 1 - 2:30 EDT Management

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    Topic: Improving Health System Performance through an Integrated Revenue Cycle
    When: WEDNESDAY, June 10, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM EST
    Speaker: Dr. Ben Colton, Senior Manager of ECG Management Consultants

    This interesting intermediate level webinar will discuss integrated revenue cycle (IRC) leadership and team models, highlights key organizational decisions associated with this integration, and presents recommendations for managing revenue cycle changes across a health system.

    Registration Deadline:Payment must be received on or before June 3. You will receive your confirmation and handouts via email by June 8.

    Click here to download the full description and registration form.
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    NON-Members can click here to register online
    Join AAHAM and top CRCP coaches as we present A Four Part Webinar Study program for the AAHAM Certified Revenue Cycle Professional Exams.

    PREPARE FOR YOUR CRCP OR STAY CURRENT IN YOUR SKILLS & EARN AAHAM CEUs AT THE SAME TIME!

    Earn 3 AAHAM CEUs for each study session attended

    If you can't attend the webinars, you can purchase downloadable mp4's of the webinars.

    The webinar dates are:
    June 24 - 1:00 - 2:30 EDT Patient Access
    July 15 - 1:00 - 2:30 EDT Billing
    July 22 - 1:00 - 2:30 EDT Credit & Collections
    Aug. 5 - 1:00 - 2:30 EDT Revenue Cycle Management

    Click here to download the full description and registration form.
    Online Member Registration
    NON-Members can click here to register online

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