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'Sail into Revenue Cycle Success': The 2014 Annual National Institute
AAHAM
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, California
October 15-17, 2014

The early-bird registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 15!

The registration brochure is now available to be downloaded and online registration will be open soon.

It's never too early to make your hotel reservations! The deadline to reserve your hotel room is Sept. 22. For reservations please call 888-421-1442 and reference AAHAM or click here.

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.

AAHAM's ANI always attracts a large number of qualified speakers, who present on a variety of topics. Be sure to check out this year's Agenda and Exhibitor listing (coming soon) for the ANI. Get a sneak preview of what sessions and educational opportunities will be taking place at this year national meeting.

If you have any questions about the ANI, please feel free to contact the National Office at 703-281-4043, ext. 209, or by email at danielle@aaham.org.
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Medicare floats outpatient quality policy, overpayment appeals
Healthcare Finance News
Medicare regulators are updating hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgery center payments for next year, and also outlining a potential remedy to private Medicare overpayments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing a 2.1 percent increase for outpatient payments and a 1.2 percent increase for ambulatory payments, as long as both entities submit quality data.
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Time to get serious about patient satisfaction
Hospitals & Health Networks
A hospital serious about patient satisfaction can ill afford to be content if it scores well on standardized surveys like HCAHPS. Leaders must leverage the full range of patient satisfaction measurement tools to improve outcomes, avoid penalties and improve efficiency.
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New: CRCP certification study webinar series
AAHAM
Prepare for your CRCP or stay current in your skills and earn AAHAM CEUs at the same time!

Whether you are planning on taking the CRCP exams, preparing for the future or need the education to do your job better, you want to sign up for the webinar program. Statistically, those who take this popular series have a higher pass rate than those who do not.

Earn 3 AAHAM CEUs for EACH study session attended!

The webinar dates are:
Sept. 11, 2014: Patient Access
Sept. 25, 2014: Billing
Oct. 9, 2014: Credit & Collections
Oct. 23, 2014: Revenue Cycle Management
*Webinars run from 1-3 p.m. EDT (noon Central; 11 a.m. Mountain; 10 a.m. Pacific)

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Tracking assets to reduce costs, streamline processes, simplify compliance
Executive Insight
Every health system faces the challenge of reducing healthcare costs, which requires hospital leaders to find new and creative ways to improve efficiency while maintaining compliance with numerous government regulations and accreditation standards.
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CDI produces financial, clinical benefits apart from ICD-10
EHR Intelligence
With ICD-10 an ever-present threat on the horizon, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs have suddenly become all the rage. Healthcare organizations caught up in preparations for the new code set, ready to pounce on Oct. 1, 2015, are paying close attention to the way their physicians include the correct details and specifics to meet the enhanced coding requirements that will allow coders to drill down to the correct ICD-10 code and produce claims that will be appropriately paid. However, clinical documentation improvement isn't just an ICD-10 activity. It can produce financial benefits and ease tensions between physicians and coders even while we still live in an ICD-9 world.
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Back by popular demand: Professional certification summer webinar series
AAHAM
Join AAHAM and top CRCE coaches as we present a 4-part webinar study program for the AAHAM Certified Revenue Cycle Executive Exams.

Whether you are planning on taking the CRCE exams, preparing for the future or need the education to do your job better, you want to sign up for the webinar program. Statistically, those who take this popular series have a higher pass rate than those who do not.

Earn 4 AAHAM CEUs for EACH 2 hour study session attended.

The webinar dates are:
July 18, 2014: Patient Access
Aug. 1, 2014: Billing
Aug. 15, 2014: Credit & Collections
Aug. 29, 2014: Revenue Cycle Management
*Webinars run from 1-3 p.m. EDT (noon Central; 11 a.m. Mountain; 10 a.m. Pacific)

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Nonphysician practitioners establishing firm role in practices
FiercePracticeManagement
The good news keeps rolling in for practices that use nonphysician practitioners. Not only can the extra help from nurse practitioners and physician assistants help practices enhance revenue, but physicians who embrace the trend are generally happier with their practices.

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2015 OPPS proposed rule detailed
HealthLeaders Media
The 2015 outpatient prospective payment proposed rule from CMS contains refinements to the previously introduced comprehensive ambulatory payment classification policy, significant packaging of ancillary services, and a change for inpatient certification requirements.

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Hospitals institute ER appointments
Healthcare Finance News
In an era of increased competition driven by the nation's Affordable Care Act, hospital executives around the country are hoping online appointments will attract patients eager to avoid long waits in a crowded and often chaotic environment.

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Why are payers concerned with patient engagement strategies?
EHR Intelligence
While healthcare organizations and providers are addressing strategies for engaging patient populations in the pursuit of incentive or value-based reimbursements, payers are actively looking for ways to engage this same population as consumers in the name of healthcare reform. "I see it becoming increasingly important and payers will spend more money on consumer portals and mobile strategies all aimed at consumer engagement but also look at what is happening with the public exchanges," says IDC Health Insights Analyst Deanne Kasim. The Accountable Care Act is responsible for removing barriers between payers and consumers and as a result payers have had to identify methods for engaging these individuals directly.
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Preventing readmissions: Is there an app for that?
Crain's Detroit Business
The idea behind developing mobile apps that help prevent readmissions is the promise of an emerging market to help hospitals avoid financial penalties issued under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. The first phase of penalties targeted patients readmitted for pneumonia, heart failure and heart attack. This year the penalties will also include readmissions for patients with COPD and total hip and total knee replacements. Developers say providers are increasingly willing to test and invest in new technologies that aim to keep patients out of the hospital. But whether mobile apps can actually change patients' behavior and address a long-standing issue in health care is unclear.
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Upcoming webinars
AAHAM

'Tips and Tricks for Navigating LinkedIn and Facebook'
July 23 at 1:30 – 3 p.m. EDT
This timely, intermediate level webinar will provide valuable information on how to get the most out your experience using both LinkedIn and Facebook for business purposes. The session will focus on accessing the AAHAM group in LinkedIn and the AAHAM Facebook page. It will also cover general user tips on navigating myriad of the social media sites features.
Registration deadline: Payment must be received on or before July 16

'Engaging Automated Patient Estimates to Increase Point of Service Collections'
Aug. 20 at 1:30 – 3 p.m. EDT
This timely, intermediate level webinar will demonstrate that accurate and automated (touch free) patient estimations are the cornerstone to system-wide Point of Service (POS) collections. Accurate and automated estimations provide registration and financial assistance staffers to be empowered to readily collection patient amounts due. Attendees will learn of options available in the marketplace that will alleviate rudimentary patient estimates, allow for accuracy based on patient’s current and specific benefits and provide a seamless method to collect amounts due before a patient leaves your facility or campus.
Registration deadline: Payment must be received on or before Aug. 15

For online member registration, click here.

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Reinventing healthcare: 5 strategies for successfully leading change
Becker's Hospital Review
The playbook for hospital and healthcare leadership has fundamentally changed. Integrated hospital systems, academic medical centers, freestanding hospitals — no provider is immune from the need to transform its delivery model to align with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and broader industry reforms. CEOs and their executive teams are tasked with reinventing their organizations to meet the call for a more patient-centric, value-based approach while simultaneously managing traditional, volume-based models.
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How machine learning is saving lives while saving hospitals money
Gigaom
Researchers at the University of Washington, Tacoma, have built a machine learning system capable of predicting readmission risks for congestive heart failure patients. It has shown good results in a pilot deployment, and now the team hopes to commercialize the technology.
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