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EMR versus RCM (Revenue Cycle Management) Vendors: What’s the Difference?

For healthcare providers looking to make improvements to their revenue cycle, they should  consider how they plan to manage their payer contracts and all of its data.

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Modeling Contracts with Microsoft Excel or Contract Modeling Software: Which is Better?

What are the Pros and Cons of contract modeling software versus using Excel for modeling and negotiating payer contracts? Negotiating payer contracts is one of the most important functions of Managed Care within hospitals and health systems. When done correctly, new contract terms can sometimes save healthcare organizations millions of dollars in reimbursement.

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Key Metrics for Contract Management

Key Metrics for Contract Management

The proper use of healthcare contract management software can make a difference of 2-3 percent net revenue. Thus, the proper use of a contract management system should be considered “mission critical,” from a financial perspective, but it often does not receive the attention it deserves. This whitepaper explains how applying metrics to healthcare contract management helps assure all accounts receive appropriate attention, thus ensuring revenue integrity.

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Top 5 Revenue Cycle Management Providers (And How to Choose)

With over 400 hospitals and health systems nationwide equipped with the latest revenue cycle management (RCM) software through an integrated platform, PMMC is recognized as a leading provider of RCM software and services.

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The 9 Steps of Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management Explained

The healthcare revenue cycle is used by hospitals and health systems to manage all of the administrative and clinical data that comes into the hospital every day.

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Top 3 Benefits of Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

We live in a fast-paced digital world where literally every second, data is being shared from person to person across various networks. Because of this shift, businesses need to have access to the latest and greatest technology for not only serving their customers directly but also to allow their own employees to improve the financial performance of their company.

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Additional FAQs: CMS' Provides Clarity on Price Transparency Final Rule

Just when we thought CMS was finished updating the requirements for the new price transparency ruling, they release another FAQ list that provides additional clarification to certain questions and includes new items to be added to your list of standard charges. 

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How to Meet CMS’ Price Transparency Final Rule

According to the CMS mandate (also referred to as FY 2019 IPPS/LTCH PPS), hospitals will be required to post their standard charges online via a machine-readable format for any given service by January 1, 2019. These prices must be updated at least annually and no hospitals are exempt from this mandate.

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New FAQs Aim to Clarify 2019 CMS Price Transparency Mandate

In August 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided additional clarification to the new healthcare price transparency ruling (referred to as FY 2019 IPPS/LTCH PPS) that requires hospitals to post their standard charges online for any given service. The details of this mandate are spelled out in a series of frequently asked questions (FAQ) published on the CMS website.

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CMS  |  Price Transparency

Examples of Online Patient Estimates to Help Your Hospital with Price Transparency

At a time when healthcare consumers expect greater personalization when it comes to receiving price estimates, providers are feeling the pressure to improve price transparency by providing an online patient estimation solution that is engaging, easy to use, and most of all, accurate.

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CMS Price Transparency Final Rule - Hospitals Must Publish Charges in 2019

What is the CMS Price Transparency Final Rule? In an effort to increase price transparency for consumers, CMS has updated its guidelines under the Final Rule CMS-1694-F (which is part of FY 2019 IPPS/LTCH PPS) that requires hospitals to post standard charges online in a machine readable format. This will be required for all hospitals beginning January 1, 2019.

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