With the clock ticking toward the October 1st deadline for ICD-10, many providers still have a lot of preparation work to complete.
Munson Healthcare can trace its origins back nearly a century to Dr. James Decker Munson, who donated a boarding house for use as a community hospital in 1915. The Traverse City hospital, later called Munson Medical Center, was northern Michigan’s first general hospital. If Dr. Munson could see his donated boarding house today, he’d be very proud: Munson Healthcare now includes the flagship, 391-licensed bed Munson Medical Center and seven other partner hospitals in a regional, nonprofit healthcare system.
Your health system’s ability to continue to get reimbursed quickly and accurately hinges on its ICD-10 readiness. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Non-compliant files will be rejected after October 1, 2014. And “rejected” means only one thing: you won’t get paid.
We recently got some exciting news—exciting because there’s nothing more important to us than ensuring our customers are successful. In fact, keeping customers happy should be the most important objective of any organization. And there’s one metric above all that shows if your company is achieving that goal: customer satisfaction.
Don’t confuse "rural" with "behind-the-times." Andrew Molatore may be able to teach you a thing or two about the healthcare revenue cycle. Andrew is the director of patient financial services at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon. His 176-bed hospital is a well-oiled machine when it comes to financials. They even have patients saying how great they are and "upping the ante" with other nearby facilities when it comes to their billing processes.
Good Samaritan Health System in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, is all about speed. Speed of payment, that is. The path to payment can sometimes be riddled with obstacles both big and small. However, no matter the size, obstacles can cause payment delays.
Several years ago, I was unexpectedly in the hospital for about a week. A mysterious illness landed me in the critical care unit, and when I was nearly back to normal, I received my statement in the mail.
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.
In December 2012, RelayHealth sponsored a webinar with Healthcare Finance News, Accelerating Service-to-Payment Velocity which helped attendees learn to identify the most impactful opportunities for accelerating payment from payers using new insights into claims data. One of the most interesting pieces of information from the webinar was a live polling question that asked attendees:
Is your organization effectively integrating insights from benchmarking within your revenue cycle management processes?
We’ve shared on our blog and other resources the ways that hospitals and health systems can accelerate payments from governmental and commercial payers, including using new insights into claims data. On December 12, we are sponsoring a webinar with Healthcare Finance News to share with you these tips and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions.