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Jun. 3, 2015

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

The Exhibitor Prospectus is now available! More

Medicare paid doctors $90 billion in 2013, up 17 percent
Reuters
Medicare, the government-run health insurance program for elderly and disabled Americans, paid physicians $90 billion in 2013, up 17 percent from $77 billion in 2012, U.S. healthcare officials reported. Physician payments accounted for less than one-fifth of Medicare's 2013 net outlays of $492 billion, which rose from $466 billion in 2012. Payments to hospitals for the top 100 inpatient stays cost Medicare $62 billion in 2013, while the rest went for drugs, privately run Medicare Advantage plans and other program costs.More

Health system's data breach insurance claims get challenged
Healthcare IT News
What happens when a health system with liability insurance fails to secure protected health information of its patients and is hit with a $4.13 million class action settlement for it? The civil actions of one insurance company are suggesting the claims money doesn't come easy if you fail to follow minimum required security practices.More

Poor billing options cost billions in wasted healthcare dollars, study finds
Healthcare Finance
More than 30 percent of the estimated $5 trillion a year in healthcare payments in the United States is wasted due to inefficient payment processing and costs associated with paper-based billing and administrative tasks, according to a new trends report by InstaMed, a vendor offering a healthcare payment platform.More

Are accountable care organizations driving patient behavior?
RevCycle Intelligence
Accountable care organizations are on the tip of many a healthcare executive's tongue. There is often a comfort and ease to the idea of reflection within the healthcare industry, especially within the realm of ACO implications.More

Assistant US attorney general identifies fraud trends, targets healthcare executives
FierceHealthPayer
Federal prosecutors are moving fraud enforcement into the C-suite, according to Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell. Just as the Department of Justice has pursued charges at against executives for financial fraud, healthcare executives will be held accountable for fraud schemes that occur under their watch.More

Experts: Obamacare unravel could be lose-lose
CNBC
Conservatives will find themselves in a tough spot if a Supreme Court challenge to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law results in the loss of subsidies for millions of Americans, two doctors told CNBC. Any day now, the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether language in the Affordable Health Care Act prevents the government from issuing subsidies to people who purchased health care on federal exchanges.More

Do you have a breach response plan?
Health Data Management
Two years ago, health law attorney Daniel Gottlieb would counsel clients to focus data security efforts on human errors that can cause data breaches, such as leaving a laptop on an airplane or in the back of a car. Now, he talks of two types of cyber criminals — those engaged in collecting Social Security numbers and other health data for common theft, and those engaged in espionage such as economic crimes and backed by nation states. And he talks of having a breach response plan — now.More

The 4 essential elements of a connected care telemedicine practice
Forbes
Telemedicine is the future of healthcare. It has already been widely embraced by the ultra-wealthy wanting to be able to access high-quality medical care whenever it's required in the form of concierge connected care practices. What's more telling is that this same high level of healthcare-on-demand via telemedicine will soon be available to everyone.More

Upcoming Webinars
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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

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