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Billing and Collections

Oct 22, 2014 | Frank Irving
Commercial insurers inaccurately process about 20 percent of claims filed by medical practices. It's an industry standard that has weathered the…
Oct 21, 2014 | Chris Nerney
Significant inpatient pricing variation between hospitals in the state of Washington is "putting some consumers at…
Outpatients pay more at some critical access hospitals
Oct 09, 2014 | Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural "critical access" hospitals end up paying between two and six…
Sep 19, 2014 | Eric Wicklund
A program that combines a mobile app, analytics and direct intervention is showing promise in reducing the costs associated with hospitals' most…
Aug 29, 2014 | Bernie Monegain
A Mississippi health system and three hospitals in Texas, Indiana and Alabama are illustrating how hospitals can thrive in a tough economic…
Improving healthcare revenue cycle
Aug 06, 2014 | Kurt Ullman
Although there are some indications of a possible lull, hospital systems are still buying up private physician practices at a…
Jul 23, 2014 | Tammy Worth
With patients paying more out-of-pocket costs and exchanges increasing the number of plans providers deal with, having financial counselors in a…
Jul 21, 2014 | Susan Jaffe
Medicare announced Friday that it was revising rules intended to prevent the agency from paying twice for the same prescriptions for seniors receiving…
Jun 25, 2014 | Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News
Health costs will accelerate next year, but changes in how people buy care will help keep them from attaining the speed of several years ago,…
Jun 23, 2014 | Stephanie Bouchard
Communicating effectively with patients about their financial responsibility means hospitals and health systems get paid.…

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