The Physician as the Interviewer

Date: December 15, 2016
Filed under: interviews, recruiting

Physicians today wear many hats, ranging from organizational committee members to C-suite advisors to peer strategy coaches, in addition to their required clinical duties. And as more organizations continue to employ physicians, leaders and recruiters are now turning to experienced providers for assessment and input on prospective colleagues, adding another hat to their professional wardrobe: […]

Supply Chain KPIs: What Should You Include in Your Dashboard?

Data and analytics continue to be top of mind throughout the healthcare industry. Accurate data provides significant insight into an organization’s methods and processes, highlighting where some practices require attention and further development. Internally, organizations can use key performance indicators (KPIs) to manage workloads, identify trends, initiate change when shown necessary, and measure improvement efforts. […]

Confirming Comprehension with Teach Back Methodology

By: Dylan Matousek
Date: December 8, 2016

The healthcare environment can oftentimes be a complex, challenging setting for patients. Medications have complicated names that can be easily forgotten, treatments and other aspects of care are sometimes explained using language outside a typical person’s vocabulary, and instructions for what is required of a patient after discharge may be rushed or not fully explained. […]

Disasters Happen – But How Do You Recover?

Date: December 6, 2016

Just about every organization is aware of what can happen when things go wrong on a catastrophic level – whether you’re talking about natural disasters, criminal attacks, or hardware failures that seriously impact business operations. But according to CloudVelox, over half of healthcare organizations (58%) test their disaster recovery capabilities less than once per year, […]

Making the Grade: Education and Experience Considerations for a Variety of Revenue Cycle Roles

Date: December 1, 2016
Category: Revenue Cycle

In this time of mergers and acquisitions—as well as changes in regulations such as ICD-10 and the Affordable Care Act—leaders know a detail-oriented revenue cycle team aimed at improving efficiency is a valuable asset. Because of this, organizations may want to stay competitive to maintain such a workforce, and may consider evaluating their education and […]

MACRA Final Rule: CMS Listened, But Is It Enough?

Date: November 29, 2016
Filed under: CMS, MACRA, mgma, MIPS, Regulations

The MACRA final rule is currently available for online viewing ahead of its official publication date of November 4th, 2016. Along with the additional participation options announced in September, the final rule features a number of notable changes. Chief among them are changes in the weighting and requirements for the MIPS path of the Quality […]

Propensity-to-Pay Scoring: The Dos and Don’ts of a Successful Approach

By: Stephen Barry
Date: November 23, 2016
Category: Revenue Cycle
Filed under: propensity to pay

To ensure timely reimbursement is captured for services and patient satisfaction during collection efforts remains as high as possible, healthcare organizations have explored solutions that indicate the likelihood of patient payments using a blend of data. The application of a program such as this can have numerous benefits—from reducing bad debt and improving collections to […]

Breaking Down the ONC’s New Rule on the Health IT Certification Program

Date: November 21, 2016

On October 14th, 2016 the ONC issued the final rule for the proposed “ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability.” This rule stands to modify the ONC Health IT Certification Program and establish new requirements. The rule has three primary focuses: Direct Review, Consistent Authorization and Oversight, and Increased Transparency and Accountability. Direct […]

Educating Staff on Regulatory Changes

When new healthcare regulations are passed and enacted—especially ones as important and sweeping as MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act)— providers need to ensure that affected staff members understand how the new rules affect them and how to stay compliant. However, this can be a daunting task for large-scale healthcare organizations that employ thousands […]