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In this issue...
  • 'Sail into Revenue Cycle Success': The 2014 Annual National Institute
  • AHA: Price transparency needed, but efforts uneven
  • How is CMS planning for provider ICD-10 testing in 2015?
  • New: CRCP certification study webinar series
  • Patient engagement should be considered multi-phase phenomenon
  • The hardest part of mHealth
  • Back by popular demand: Professional certification summer webinar series
  • CMS issues final FY2015 rule on inpatient hospital payments
  • Avoiding interoperability pitfalls: Best practices for sustainable HIE




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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

    Online registration is now open!

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

    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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    AHA: Price transparency needed, but efforts uneven
    FierceHealthFinance
    Price transparency initiatives are taking hold slowly in the U.S., and are now active in 35 states and a variety of hospitals, according to an American Hospital Association (AHA) white paper. The AHA felt the need to more closely examine price transparency initiatives given the trend of cost-shifting onto individual patients, while acknowledging that consumers could benefit from more financial data.
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    How is CMS planning for provider ICD-10 testing in 2015?
    EHR Intelligence
    Following the publication of the final rule setting Oct. 1, 2015, as the compliance deadline for the transition to ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is revealing its plans for performing adequate testing of Medicare fee-for-service provider systems over the coming year.
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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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    Patient engagement should be considered multi-phase phenomenon
    Health Data Management
    Patient engagement is a vague concept in healthcare that is in danger of becoming merely a "hot buzz phrase," according to a new study. "Although the concept of patient engagement promises to deliver significant value for healthcare providers, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders, many gaps still exist for patient engagement to make an impact on the Western healthcare systems at large," conclude researchers at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy, in a study published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine. "
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    The hardest part of mHealth
    Government Health IT
    As is so often the case with emerging IT, technology is not the missing link in mobile healthcare. Nor are federal regulation or even affordable products. The steepest obstacle, instead, is patients’ reluctance to use mHealth tools routinely.
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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
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    AHA: Price transparency needed, but efforts uneven
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    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' release since June 2013 of what hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient and 30 most common outpatient procedures is among the biggest efforts toward price transparency, according to the white paper.

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    3 insider tips on cutting costs without strangling growth
    HealthLeaders Media
    You can't cut your way to profitability. The CEO of a 12-hospital system divulges how to achieve both growth and cost cutting. He ought to know. He's slashed $165 million in costs while investing in growth.

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    Q&A: On ICD-10 prep for non-covered entities
    Government Health IT
    Not every healthcare organization is required to comply with the federal mandate for ICD-10 implementation. Insurers such as workers' compensation and auto insurers are not covered.

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    CMS issues final FY2015 rule on inpatient hospital payments
    HealthLeaders Media
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule for FY 2015 includes a 1.4 percent increase for operating payment rates. Hospitals learned the precise rules for how they will be paid for care provided to Medicare beneficiaries in the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, including guidelines for three penalties for poor quality performers.
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    Avoiding interoperability pitfalls: Best practices for sustainable HIE
    Government Health IT
    The health care industry is currently on two parallel tracks: Maintaining the legacy of fee-for-service while embracing the emergence of value-based programs. This environment has created many obstacles to interoperability and health information exchange. Organizations deeply entrenched in a fee-for-service business model may still be maintaining a "data hoarding" mindset.
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