White Paper

Enhancing Cash Collections and Internal Controls May 21, 2013 | PhysBizTech staff
As payment responsibility shifts from payers to patients, providers must institute proper collections practices and strengthen internal controls. The success of physician practice acquisitions often hinges on how these initial decisions are handled. This white paper examines the issues affecting these decisions and includes insights from several industry veterans whose areas of expertise focus on physician practice acquisitions.
As payment responsibility shifts from payers to patients, providers must institute proper collections practices and strengthen internal controls. The success of physician practice acquisitions often hinges on how these initial decisions are handled. This white paper examines the issues affecting these decisions and includes insights from several industry veterans whose areas of expertise focus on physician practice acquisitions.
Recent estimates say that as much as 30% of all provider revenue is coming out of patients’ own pockets. And thanks to higher-deductibles plans, a greater number of uninsured patients, and larger co-pays, more of that money owed is not delivered to providers. Getting reimbursements from patients is one of the biggest challenges hospitals face and it’s only made worse by their fear of hurting patient satisfaction and retention. Read about these 3 keys to success that can create results that are beneficial for both providers and their patients.
Medical coding is continuously changing. With so many different references and amendments to programs like Medicare, it has become harder for claims to be assessed properly. Often many physicians forgo thousands of dollars in reimbursements due to billing errors. Coding, compliancy and reimbursement management tools offer workflow-consistent claims management that enables practices to rescue reimbursements.
As healthcare providers implement health IT to comply with federal mandates and participate in quality of care programs, VNA solutions can play a critical role in helping them meet their needs today and in their future IT initiatives. Forward-thinking healthcare providers around the world are already successfully meeting this challenge with VNA. Download this Healthcare IT News eBook to learn how VNA enables exchange, supports data consolidation and IT simplification.
Navigating the Path to a Successful ICD-10 Implementation January 28, 2013 | Resource Central
Over the last few years, all healthcare organizations – from payers to vendors to providers – have gone through the rollercoaster ride of preparing for ICD-10 then stopping or slowing down due to deadline delays. Now that the deadline is officially set, every organization needs to focus on their implementation plans to ensure they are prepared. So where should your practice start? This free white paper will provide you with the details you need to: • Build a successful and strategic implementation team • Conduct documentation reviews and gap analyses • Develop an implementation timeline A successful ICD-10 transition will not happen overnight, but with thoughtful planning it will be easier to manage.
A Thoughtful Approach to EHR Implementation January 24, 2013 | Resource Central
A Thoughtful Approach to EHR Implementation Five Tips to Success and Pitfalls to Avoid Implementing an EHR solution can be a formidable challenge as many private practices are learning. Without buy-in or proper planning, the process could result in massive productivity losses for physicians and staff, not to mention a reduction of patients seen. In most cases, EHR failure is evidenced by an increase in costs that can far exceed any monetary benefit that could have otherwise been obtained through federal stimulus incentive programs. BJ Vander Linden, director of implementation services at ADP AdvancedMD, describes some of the pitfalls of EHR implementation and suggests how to create an implementation plan to achieve successful outcomes across all areas of the practice. • Don’t buy an EHR until you learn the ‘5 Pitfalls to Avoid in EHR Implementation’ • 5 EHR Implementation Pitfalls and how to avoid them • 5 EHR Implementation Tips to Avoid the Pitfalls
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Federal Government laid the groundwork for the nationwide implementation of electronic health records (EHR) systems as a measure to improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs, and increase the level of overall public health. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) program requires providers to demonstrate meaningful use (MU) of an electronic health record system to be eligible for monetary incentives. The implementation of EHR and compliance with meaningful use regulations, should be a top priority for all eligible healthcare professionals (EPs).

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