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Archive for March 2015

Hospital Quality Control

Creating a Hospital Quality Management Cycle

According to Susan DeVore, president and CEO of Premier, Inc., a healthcare improvement company, today’s healthcare providers are being judged on more than the amount of payment for a procedure and the effectiveness of their billing and collection process. They’re also being increasingly evaluated based on their quality, creating a need for “total quality management.”…

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AMA President Urges Physicians to Prepare Billing Cycles for ICD-10 Implementation

In response to a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which expressed concern regarding the potential for an accumulation of millions of dollars in unpaid Medicare claims following the ICD-10 implementation, American Medical Association (AMA) President Robert M. Wah is urging physicians to prepare their billing cycles for the transition. The…

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Outsource RCM Growth

How Outsourcing RCM Supports Company Growth: A Client’s Perspective

Several years ago, Capital Women’s Care (CWC), an obstetrics and gynecology group in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas, was facing a challenge with regards to their revenue cycle. According to Debbie Redd, CWC’s President and CEO, the practice’s revenue cycle was “not functioning to its full potential,” hindering the company’s ability to grow.…

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