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High deductibles have pricey consequences

High deductibles have pricey consequences

If people choose not to have important preventive care and end up needing an expensive hospital stay years later as a…

Revenue cycle hit by rise in high-deductible health plans

Revenue cycle hit by rise in high-deductible health plans

Some health systems are trying to help patients avoid high-cost bills altogether, by working with…

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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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Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association

Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association

The consumer demand for price transparency is growing as patients pay more out-of-pocket expenses as deductibles rise.

Healthcare staffers focus on better benefits for women

Healthcare staffers focus on better benefits for women

Providers find retirement, financial planning for women in healthcare has high importance.

See where the critical access hospitals are located

See where the critical access hospitals are located

More than 1,300 healthcare providers operate on the edge of the U.S. healthcare system. They are critical access hospitals, small facilities that have fewer than 25 beds and are often in remote, rural areas and provide needed care to smaller populations.

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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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