RelayHealth® Financial announced its agenda for HFMA ANI 2015: three days of educational, leadership networking, and charitable activities, including a series of four in-booth presentations covering topics by revenue cycle experts.
Before HFMA ANI2013 becomes a fond summer memory, Jason Williams, RelayHealth Vice President of Analytics, offers up his final observations of the conference from concerns about ICD-10 to the challenge of integrating financial and clinical data in support of payment reform.
At HFMA ANI, educational sessions by speakers from Atlantic Health System, Health First and Saint Luke’s Health System generated a huge buzz.
As we prepare for HFMA ANI2013, RelayHealth is taking a panoramic view of the healthcare landscape and providing a microscopic focus on patient access, revenue cycle management, online bill pay, account management and comparative analytics.
With an estimated 75% of hospitals in line to receive CMS reimbursement penalties for excessive readmissions next year, implementing a program that gets results is critical.
On the heels of ANI2012, RelayHealth is sponsoring a live webinar with HFMA on benchmarking strategies. In this live session, Jason Williams, VP of Business Analytics, RelayHealth, will discuss strategies to help hospital and health systems identify macro revenue cycle trends, develop insight for improved payment velocity, and discover root cause to drive financial improvement.
The online bill payment session with Veronica Small, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and Patrice Wolfe, RelayHealth, provided some great tips for getting started with point-of-service (POS) collections and illustrated the great revenue success Boca Raton Regional Hospital has experienced to date with improving POS collections.
Amid the lights, casinos and glitz that are Vegas, HFMA ANI2012 will be getting down to the business of helping healthcare organizations pursue one of their missions to manage declining reimbursement and increased patient self pay, essentially.…to Do the Impossible.
Unlike generations past, today’s patients want to know about every aspect of their healthcare and expect to participate in many if not all of the decisions. Increased patient responsibility mandates that physicians and health systems take the time to not only explain the steps in diagnosis and treatment, but also clarify financial options and choices for the patient’s care as well. As health care leaders, we need to embrace patient consumerism by focusing on serving the needs of patients, helping them achieve improved health, while assisting them in making informed financial decisions about their care.
Embracing patient consumerism requires most providers to move beyond facilitating the information flow to and from the provider to payer, to ensuring patients receives clear communication about their financial responsibilities. Patients who understand their financial expectations and bill estimates upfront are more likely to pay when the time comes.