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We listened. We learned. We collaborated. We even had a little fun. In no particular order, here are our top 10 favorite moments from the InstaMed 2016 User Conference.
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Our Keynote Speaker Emphasized the Impact of the Digital Experience in Healthcare
We kicked off our conference with a keynote presentation from Brian P. Kalis of Accenture Digital. Brian delivered a data-driven overview of the changing nature of healthcare payments, including a look at the market disruptors that are influencing
In 2014, all payers will be federally mandated to support electronic funds transfer (EFT) and electronic remittance advice (ERA) in accordance with the requirements specified in the CAQH CORE Operating Rules. Providers may be wondering how this mandate will affect payer payments and what you must do to be compliant.
Under the mandate, providers have no obligation to accept ERA/EFT from payers. However, the mandate enables providers to improve efficiency and reduce administrative costs. Read on to learn more about how
Growing need for interoperability
Healthcare reform is driving a greater need for efficiency, resulting in the formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and provider consolidation. As provider organizations using different systems work together, there is a much greater need to integrate heterogeneous environments to achieve system interoperability. However, healthcare information is often not easily exchanged among providers because of paper-based processes or systems that are not compatible. In fact, 71% of providers surveyed said the lack of system interoperability is a
While patient statements are an essential part of the patient payments process, statements can significantly add to the administrative time and costs to collect. When considering administrative improvements, Good Samaritan Hospital realized that many of its inefficiencies existed in the patient statements process. Below is an outline of how Good Samaritan identified issues in its patient statements process and improved these areas by applying statement best practices. As a result, Good Samaritan significantly reduced its costs to collect patient payments
The increase in self-pay patients and rising operational costs are driving healthcare providers to seek out tools and strategies to operate more efficiently and collect more from patients. Depending on your current processes to collect, there are various changes you can make that can have a significant impact on the amount collected and the time and costs spent to collect. Below are three common process issues that billing service Medical Management Corporation of America (MMCOA) faced with its providers, and
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Don’t miss the latest webinar in the CAQH and InstaMed Webinar Series: Are You Prepared for Federally Mandated Operating Rules? Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Implementation
The deadlines for implementing federally mandated operating rules are fast approaching for payers, providers and vendors. Is your organization prepared?
In this webinar, hosted by CAQH and InstaMed, you will learn:
How payers, providers and vendors can
Over 70% of healthcare providers plan to transition some aspect of their organizations to the cloud in the near future to improve the way they do business (http://www.rackspace.com/blog/healthcare-in-the-cloud/).
What can healthcare achieve in the cloud? Here’s what The Billing Center, a billing company with multiple durable medical equipment (DME) provider locations in several states, accomplished by transitioning to a secure, cloud-based clearinghouse. (Hint: If you’ve been hesitant to move your data to the cloud, these results will make you reconsider!)
For a healthcare payer’s provider network, the process to get paid has always been a challenge. The steps providers take each day, from verifying eligibility and submitting claims, to receiving and reconciling payments, are filled with manual work, paper, errors and delays. As a result, the fragmented, time-consuming and often stressful process to collect payments is adding a lot of cost pressure on providers.
New healthcare reform mandates also put pressure on providers to find ways to get paid more efficiently.
The term “administrative efficiency” has been popping up everywhere in the healthcare industry lately. Most provider organizations, from the solo-physician practice to the large health system, should know that they need to make strides to achieve administrative efficiency. However, how can you measure efficiency to tell if you’ve achieved it, or if your administration is still inefficient?
Faced with these questions, Judy Downing, the Billing Manager at Holly Springs Pediatrics, decided to quantify inefficiency in her practice by identifying her greatest