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In this issue...
  • The Wonderful World of Revenue Cycle
  • Cost containment starts with cost clarity
  • Medical industry lags behind in switch to electronic billing system
  • WEDI launches ICD-10 readiness survey
  • Why HIPAA technical safegaurds are not enough
  • How does value-based care affect revenue cycle management
  • Hospitals that reduce patient medications may improve patient safety
  • Telemedicine is unstoppable
  • Health apps linked to electronic health records may reduce medical expenses
  • Upcoming Webinars




  • The Wonderful World of Revenue Cycle
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    Cost containment starts with cost clarity
    HealthLeaders Media
    Healthcare leaders are recognizing the need to understand the true cost of care they provide if they hope to control costs while maintaining quality outcomes. While cost containment has traditionally focused on purchasing and supply chain efficiencies, an increasingly productive and sustainable strategy involves process redesign.
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    Medical industry lags behind in switch to electronic billing systems
    iHealthBeat
    The medical industry is largely reliant on paper billing systems, even while other industries have made the change to electronic-based payments systems. Most other industries in the U.S. have migrated to electronic billing systems. However, the healthcare sector has seen an increase in paperwork and the number of bills paid with paper check sent through the mail, making it the only industry to see such an increase in the 21st century.
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    WEDI launches ICD-10 readiness survey
    Healthcare IT News
    Despite a flurry of legislative activity at the state and federal level clouding the waters around ICD-10 in recent weeks, the deadline for the code set switchover is still set for Oct. 1 – less than four months away. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange recently announced the release of its latest ICD-10 readiness survey, and is calling on providers, payers, vendors and clearinghouses to take the poll by July 19.
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    Why HIPAA technical safegaurds alone are not enough
    HealthITSecurity
    HIPAA technical safeguards are an important part of any covered entity or business associate's data security plan. However, that security measure by itself is not enough to ensure that a health data breach will never occur.
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    How does value-based care affect revenue cycle management?
    RevcycleIntelligence
    Value-based care initiatives have staying power. As they have progressed within the healthcare industry, their specific impact on the realm of revenue cycle is ever evolving. Frank Ingari, president and CEO of NaviNet, offers insight into how value-based care affects revenue cycle management.
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    Hospitals that reduce patient medications may improve patient safety
    FierceHealthcare
    Hospitals that reduce the number of medications a patient takes could improve patient safety under the theory that fewer medications given, the less chance of a medication error. Medication errors are a major problem in hospitals, with the Institute of Medicine estimating that the rate is one error per patient per day.
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    Telemedicine is unstoppable
    HealthLeaders News
    Resistance from regulators, restrictive licensing rules that make it difficult for doctors to practice in multiple states and even push-back from physicians themselves stand in the way of telemedicine. But nothing seems to be able to stop it.
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    Health apps linked to electronic health records may reduce medical expenses
    Medical Daily
    With health apps, you can track your heartbeat and your steps, your sleep patterns and your calories. While this already may be very interesting to you, when does your doctor get to look at all this useful information? A new published commentary from Harvard researchers says that mobile devices might reshape the entire practice of medicine, so shouldn’t we create standards, ahead of time, to enforce cross-platform communications?
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    Upcoming Webinars

    Back by Popular Demand!

    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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    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.
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    10 Best Practices for Payer Contracting; a Roadmap for Successful Negotiations

    When: WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
    Speaker: Susan Charkin, MPH, Founder and President of Healthcents and Steve Selbst, CEO of Healthcents

    This interesting intermediate level webinar will discuss payer contracting. Steve and Susan will provide a map to get you to your destination; more revenue for your practice and more patient referrals. To make sure we have space for you, payment must be received by Aug. 12. Everyone earns 3 CEUs for attending.

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