Harris Health System’s Tina Strawn on revenue cycle workflow: ‘If it can be automated, get it automated’

Tina R. Strawn, RN, administrative director of operations for patient financial services at Houston-based Harris Health System, has 27 years of healthcare experience. Throughout her career, she has worked in patient care, bed management, transfer center coordination, case management, nurse […]

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Billing for end-of-life care talks grows, but barriers remain

Advance-care planning (ACP) is the keystone of goal-concordant care, enabling patients to state their treatment preferences while they still have the mental capacity to do so. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has acknowledged this by accepting two Current […]

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Understanding the Basics of Bundled Payments in Healthcare

The shift to value-based care has driven public and private payers to redesign reimbursement models that stress accountability for care quality and healthcare costs. As the fee-for-service environment fades away, alternative payment models like bundled payments are helping to define […]

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Value-Based Payment Reform Key to Moving Forward with Value

Value-based payment reform will be the key to lowering healthcare costs and improving care quality, according to health economist Michael Chernew, PhD. At AHIP’s 2019 Institute & Expo in Nashville last week, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care […]

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Medical billing and coding changes you should know

Coding is a major determinant of what dermatologists bill and what they get paid, so it’s critical to keep up with changes to be both compliant and accurate, says Mollie MacCormack, M.D., and Murad Alam, M.D. Demystifying current coding conundrums is even more important as insurers […]

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Is Outsourcing your Revenue Cycle Management the Right Decision for your Practice?

5 Qualities the Best Medical Billing Companies Have 1. Support for Specialty Practices It is important to make sure medical billing companies under consideration have intimate knowledge about your specific practice. Billing codes and support documentation requirements are different for specialty […]

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3 keys to getting paid and thriving in private practice

Private practice lays the responsibility for operations and financial management of the practice into the hands of physicians. That’s a responsibility is a topic that too often goes unaddressed in medical school and residency training. The AMA has developed a […]

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