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Baptist Health System becomes poster child for payment reform under Obamacare

Baptist Health System becomes poster child for payment reform under Obamacare

Baptist made money doing what used to be industry heresy: reducing patients' use…

ApplePay added to InstaMed medical payment system

ApplePay added to InstaMed medical payment system

InstaMed is the first healthcare company to integrate Apple's big bet on mobile payment technology into its…

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Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collections

Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collections

Most patients want to pay off their medical balances in a responsible manner, but the new financial landscape is…

Patient Revenue Cycle Case Study: Collection Yield UP, Costs DOWN

Patient Revenue Cycle Case Study: Collection Yield UP, Costs DOWN

Learn how this large health system was able to improve patient financial engagement in just a…

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Our Lady of the Lake sets up 'value guarantees,' stops charging for some post-op care

Our Lady of the Lake sets up 'value guarantees,' stops charging for some post-op care

Hospital does not charge for any additional care within 30 days of a hip or knee replacement, covering readmissions, infections, rehab and postoperative care — everything except deficiencies in the joint devices.

Medicare outpatients pay much more at critical access hospitals

Medicare outpatients pay much more at critical access hospitals

Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural "critical access" hospitals end up paying between two and six times more for outpatient services than do patients at other hospitals, according to a report released Wednesday by the HHS inspector general.

5 things to know about narrow network plans: Less choice, lower costs

5 things to know about narrow network plans: Less choice, lower costs

For example, among narrow network plans, median premiums are 10 percent higher for plans with an academic medical center than for those without.

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Credible, Defensible Estimates

Credible, Defensible Estimates

In healthcare, every interaction with the patient matters. Especially in today’s environment of continuous improvement, efforts have been concentrated on coordination among providers, the patient care experience and quality outcomes – all laudable goals.

Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Hospital systems across the country are looking to streamline their billing and collection processes to become more efficient and better compete in their markets. The challenge many face is how to turn the data that's already flowing through financial systems into…

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to…

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