PMMC Healthcare Revenue Cycle Blog

How Prevalent are Narrow Networks In Healthcare Today?

Posted by Greg Kay on Sep 28, 2017 8:45:00 AM

During our recent webinar session “Winning Strategies for Contracting in Narrow Networks” we polled healthcare providers on several topics around narrow networks.

These questions provide insight as to how well your organization is prepared to manage narrow network negotiations.

How would your healthcare organization answer these questions?

Here’s how the live webinar attendees responded…

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Almost Half of Healthcare Providers Not Confident in Payer Contract Modeling Tools

Posted by Brad Olin on Sep 20, 2017 12:01:30 PM

At a time where the healthcare industry is forced to adapt to new reimbursement models, providers are having a tough time adjusting to the contract negotiation process. Each reimbursement model comes with its own stipulations and understanding how to work with the payer to reach your organization’s financial goals comes with its own set of challenges.

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The 4 Components of Payer Negotiations

Posted by Greg Kay on Sep 19, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Laying the Foundation

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How to Negotiate with Payers – Tips from a Managed Care Expert

Posted by Brad Josephson on Sep 6, 2017 12:07:23 PM

Every profession has its set of experts. In the health industry’s managed care field, one of those experts is Susan Mego.

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Revenue, Cost, Productivity and Quality: The Four Modern Day Healthcare Directives Heard in Today’s Boardroom

Posted by Joe Prillmayer on Aug 28, 2017 8:45:00 AM
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Revenue Cycle Consolidation Causes Heartburn For Hospitals

Posted by Palmer Hamilton on Aug 23, 2017 4:31:48 PM

For hospitals contemplating revenue cycle solutions, it’s important to make sure your revenue cycle solutions aren’t half-baked.

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What We Learned (Part 2): 8 Points on Narrow Networking That Every Hospital Needs to be Aware Of

Posted by Greg Kay on Aug 18, 2017 9:44:55 AM

This webinar has taught us a lot about a program in the healthcare industry commonly referred to as narrow networks. We learned about the pros and cons for adopting this type of system, the growing trend of employers offering this to their employees, and most importantly, the value of knowing the contracted terms before entering into these agreements. So, with that being said, what’s the biggest piece of advice we can take away from this presentation?:

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What We Learned (Part 1): How Narrow Networks Impact Healthcare Providers

Posted by Greg Kay on Aug 17, 2017 2:28:31 PM

During our recent webinar session “Intro to Narrow Networks: What’s the Impact on Healthcare Providers?” we polled healthcare providers on several topics around narrow networks.

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Stats on Narrow Networks

Posted by Brad Olin on Aug 15, 2017 8:45:00 AM
Narrow Networks have become increasingly popular among providers looking to provide patients with a comparable quality of care at lower premiums. Here's a look at some stats showing its current success rate:
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What We Learned (Part 1): What Hospitals Need to Know About Narrow Networks Before Joining

Posted by Greg Kay on Aug 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The path toward financial stability for healthcare organizations can be a bumpy road. Due to a surplus of big data, providers can utilize this information to search for any areas (aka. opportunities) where they can lower their costs by working together to create a solution that all parties can agree on. This process usually requires some give-and-take from both sides but the goal is to find new innovative means of lowering their costs, without sacrificing the quality of patient care. 

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