Rev Cycle Efficiency – Why Staff Productivity Matters

Measuring staff productivity used to be as simple as the number of claims filed, or the number of lines of data entered. Not so anymore – the revenue cycle is more complex than ever, requiring innovative measures and tools to measure efficiency. The pandemic led many organizations to transition as many staff as possible to […]

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Monitor

Top five metrics for hospitals to monitor to improve cash flow. The Healthcare Financial Management Association recommends 29 strategic-level metrics for long-term trending and general oversight. These are known as MAP Keys or KPIs, and they are lumped into three categories – accuracy, productivity, and reconciliation. The usefulness of these metrics will differ for each […]

Five Tips to Retain IT Talent – Today!

Are you one of the many healthcare organizations floundering to find and keep talented EHR specialists? All Is not lost – there are some important actions you can take now for big benefits later.  Spending millions (or billions) of dollars on an integrated EHR system implementation? You may have tons of staff buzzing around during […]

The Power of Big Data: Preventing Insurance Denials

Since the advent of digital healthcare, huge amounts of data have been created and stored. The question is, how do we use it? Big Data, Big Value Big data in healthcare is a valuable asset with a wide range of possibilities. The amount of data healthcare churns out each second is astronomical. Before COVID-19 came […]

[BLOG] Realizing the Benefits of Offshore Collections

As tough economic conditions continue to affect Americans, more consumers and employers are choosing health plans with higher deductibles and higher co-pays to avoid paying higher premiums. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), out-of-pocket maximums are established for plans sold on the marketplace for the upcoming 2023 plan year is $9,100 for an individual and […]

[BLOG] Value-Based Care is a Revenue Cycle Cheat Code

Value-based care is being hailed as the solution to the US healthcare system’s myriad problems. Value-based care focuses on proactive, preventative health measures to keep patients from getting sick in the first place. By preventing disease and identifying and treating chronic conditions in their earliest stages, the healthcare system is more effective and less expensive […]

[BLOG] 7 Tips for Retaining Epic EHR Support Staff

An EPIC go-live event is a daunting task – requiring a large team of trained talent that are willing to put in the hours to make it happen. Organizations are finding that after the initial launch, retaining that team for the long haul is proving difficult. Understand the Trends Both the nature of work and […]

[BLOG] Remote RCM Work: Breaking Down Barriers

  In our previous blog, we detailed why remote RCM positions make sense, both financially and for practical reasons. Now learn how to remove the invisible barriers to make it happen for your company. Changing Work Climate Two major developments in the industry have permanently changed the way revenue cycle management (RCM) departments function. Technology […]

[BLOG] Why a Remote RCM Workforce Makes Sense

Remote workers are now an important part of the work landscape, and healthcare employers are now discovering the many benefits. A quick perusal of job sites such as Indeed, Zip Recruiter, and Simply Hired shows thousands of openings in revenue cycle management, billing and coding, collections, and revenue cycle analysis for many types of healthcare […]

[BLOG] Build a Nurse Staffing Program Like the Pros

As the healthcare industry continues to experience a shortage of qualified workers, hospitals are finding it difficult to fill open shifts. In order to maintain patient safety and quality of care, it is essential that hospitals have enough staff on hand at all times. The current nursing shortage in the United States is well-documented. The […]