This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.



Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit July 22, 2015

Home   About Us   Advertise   Membership   Certification    Members Only             



 



In this issue...
  • The Wonderful World of Revenue Cycle
  • Hospitals look to patients, family for voice on experience
  • Most healthcare workers don't follow personal protective equipment-removal rules
  • Medicare's midlife crisis: Catastrophic finances pit doctors against patients
  • Generic drugs pose specific problems for healthcare providers
  • Patient matching moves into pilot mode
  • 3 steps to prep for an OCR audit
  • 5 elements of successful patient engagement
  • ICD-10 preparation lacks testing, revenue impact analysis
  • Upcoming Webinars




  • The Wonderful World of Revenue Cycle
    AAHAM
    The 2015 Annual National Institute will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida, from Oct. 14-16.

    Connect with others and expand your network with ANI events designed to maximize your opportunities for meeting a unique community of professionals who "do what you do." Enjoy this once a year, unique opportunity to network with colleagues and industry leaders from across the country, to share ideas and learn useful new solutions to your day-to-day challenges. AAHAM social events are an integral part of your learning and networking experience; a catalyst for building relationships in a fun and informative atmosphere.

    The Early Bird Registration is Aug. 14.
    It's never too early to make your hotel reservations! The deadline to reserve your hotel room is Sept. 11. For reservations please call 888.828.8850 and reference AAHAM or click here.

    Download the Registration Brochure
    Online Registration
    Download the Exhibitor Prospectus
       Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    SPONSORED CONTENT

    Hospitals look to patients, family for voice on experience
    The Tennessean
    Amy Buesing spent much of her career as a hospital pharmacist, but she found herself as a frequent in-patient guest at Memorial Medical in Las Cruces, New Mexico, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and, later, osteoarthritis that advanced rapidly. A double mastectomy and double knee replacement later, Buesing is co-chair of a new national patient experience advisory board alongside Dr. Rusty Holman, chief medical officer for LifePoint Health.
       Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE  


    Most healthcare workers don't follow personal protective equipment-removal rules
    FierceHealthcare
    Fewer than 15 percent of healthcare workers comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for removing personal protective equipment, according to a study from the American Journal of Infection Control. Correct removal is crucial to reduce contamination from emerging pathogens like the Ebola virus. The CDC's recommendations call for healthcare workers to remove their gloves first and then gently remove their gowns from the back before leaving the patient's isolation room.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      Leading Disruptive Change [Free Whitepaper]

    The playbook for health leadership has fundamentally changed. C-suite leaders are in the hot seat, simultaneously managing traditional volume-based models while reinventing their organizations to meet the demand for a value-based approach. USC’s Executive Health Administration whitepaper provides post-reform leaders with a transformation roadmap. Download now.
     


    Medicare's midlife crisis: Catastrophic finances pit doctors against patients
    The Washington Examiner
    As Maryanne Wood sits on the passenger side of the car, she reaches forward and closes the air conditioning vent. "I can't have that cold air blowing on my face," she says. "It can trigger serious pain." Wood suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a condition that causes excruciating pain in the face. At one point it was quite common for people suffering from it to take their own lives, earning the condition the moniker of "suicide disease."
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Generic drugs pose specific problems for healthcare providers
    Healthcare Finance
    Rebounding from a tough couple of years due to lack of availability of generic drugs, many healthcare facilities are weighing their options. "You need to understand all the information about the drugs; know what you can and can't buy; and work with clinical staff who use them to guarantee they can provide input into how to use them safely," said Bonnie Levin, assistant vice president of Pharmacy Services at Medstar, a health system based in Maryland.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Missed an issue of AAHAM eNewswatch ? Click here to visit AAHAM eNewswatch archive page.




    Patient matching moves into pilot mode
    Healthcare IT News
    Patient matching and patient registration could soon get a boost. Organizations working on the Virtual Clipboard Initiative released the design and specifications for its new pilot program. The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation is leading the effort. It is collaborating with the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, HIMSS and MGMA. The specs released today include defined user functionality, pilot scope and functionality. It also documents future strategic design considerations.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    3 steps to prep for an OCR audit
    Medical Practice Insider
    Nearly two decades after the initial passage of HIPAA — with dramatic updates in 2009 and again in 2013 when the final omnibus rule reflected statutory changes to HITECH — the next round of audits may again significantly change the way health providers conduct business.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      Earn a Master's in Healthcare Administration

    Expand your knowledge in Healthcare Administration with a Master’s degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. Our accelerated classes meet just once a week, allowing you to prepare for the healthcare industry without interrupting your career or personal priorities. Click now to explore the possibilities and learn more about a degree from IWU.
     


    5 elements of successful patient engagement
    HIT Consultant
    In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion about how to engage patients in their care. Patient engagement has always been considered a good thing in practices and health care organizations. Today it is vital to the business of delivering care. Why the shift? Patient engagement is an essential strategy for achieving the "triple aim" of healthcare.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    ICD-10 preparation lacks testing, revenue impact analysis
    EHR Intelligence
    The long-awaited ICD-10 transition is less than three months away and ICD-10 preparation gaps still remain for many providers in the area of testing and revenue impact assessments, according to the 2015 ICD-10 Readiness report published by AHIMA and the eHealth Initiative. "By now, the majority of organizations responding to the survey have undertaken most of the steps to prepare for the transition, with the exception of testing and revenue impact assessments," the authors of the report state.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


      FEATURED COMPANIES
    Expand Your Job Opportunities!

    Oregon Tech’s online Health Informatics degree prepares students for information technology careers in the health industry, while our Healthcare Management degree helps those already in the workforce improve supervisory skills to expand career opportunities. Apply today to ignite your future at www.oit.edu/online.
    MORE
    Advertise here!

    To find out how to feature your company in the AAHAM eNewsletter and other advertising opportunities, Contact Geoffrey Forneret at 469.420.2629.
    MORE


    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:
    July 22 - 1 - 2:30 EDT p.m. Credit & Collections
    Aug. 5 - 1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT Management

    Click here to download the full description and printable order form.
    Click here to register online.
    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:
    July 22 - 1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT Credit & Collections
    Aug. 5 - 1 - 2:30 p.m. 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
    10 Best Practices for Payer Contracting; a Roadmap for Successful Negotiations

    When: WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 1:30 - 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.

    Click here to download the full description and registration form.

    Online Member Registration

    NON-Members can click here to register online

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
     

    AAHAM eNewswatch
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
    Download media kit

    Yvette Craig, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2641  
    Contribute news


    Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

    This edition of the AAHAM eNewswatch was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
    Recent issues
    July 15, 2015
    July 8, 2015
    July 1, 2015
    June 24, 2015



    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063