What’s on the Horizon for Supply Chain Departments in 2019?

As the supply chain has shifted from a transactional support role to more of a strategic, decision-making role, supply chain is interacting with other departments with greater frequency. Multidisciplinary collaboration at an organization creates opportunities to implement significant, impactful initiatives that bring meaningful improvements to the organization. This holistic approach to complicated questions is the […]

Pulse Check: Try These Solutions to Avoid Authorization Denials

Authorization-related denials continue to be among the top denials for organizations. Authorization denials add to A/R days, require work to overturn, and can result in lost revenue. Here’s a list of common pitfalls and possible solutions. We’d love to hear more about your own authorization-related pitfalls and/or solutions your organization is pursing. Reach out to […]

Must Dos for A Successful Employee Career Ladder Program

As many as 75% of the total U.S. workforce will be comprised of the millennial generation by 2025. This brings with it a variety of shifts in recruitment, training, and retention practices, as well as the general attitude towards work and career. In a poll of more than 3,500 revenue cycle leaders by the staffing […]

Priming The Pump: Amazon’s Attempt To Dominate Healthcare

Amazon’s foray into healthcare has been a constant story throughout 2018, and the company has been exploring various avenues to become an industry leader. Earlier in 2018, for example, Amazon aligned with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to form a healthcare company, which will focus on health technology and providing high quality, transparent healthcare to […]

Reimbursement & Regulations: ACA Repeal Edition

As I’m sure you all have heard by now, a federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday, December 14th, that the entire Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional because the individual mandate had been reduced to zero. Some believe this will be reversed on appeal. Others feel validated by the ruling. While the law remains intact […]

Pulse Check: Price Transparency

Now that the CMS has stated that prices for all items and procedures must be posted online, it is important to ensure patients understand what these prices mean to them. We’ve seen healthcare organizations be effective creating a financial assistance committee that can partner with the community to determine the most efficient way to communicate […]

Heart Failure Treatment: 4 Key Takeaways From Our Latest Best Practice Report

Heart failure is estimated to be the fourth leading cause of cardiovascular death in the United States and can be incredibly costly for hospitals and health systems due to its high readmission rate. As such, we decided to focus our latest best practice report on heart failure, covering four main aspects of care: identification, treatment, […]

Pulse Check: Reduce Turnover Through a Compensation Review

Recently, I have been hearing the same question from revenue cycle leaders across the country, “How do we reduce staff turnover?” Staff turnover will continue to be an issue until leaders invest in understanding the underlying issues. What is below the surface that is causing my employees to leave? Revenue cycle leaders need to understand […]

4 Key Insights From Our Featured Research on OPPE

Ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE), a mandated process by The Joint Commission to evaluate and monitor the competency, professional behavior, and performance of practitioners, can often feel a bit overwhelming. To aid you in executing your OPPE process, one of our November featured research pieces answered a number of questions your fellow HBI Cost & […]