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PMMC Healthcare Revenue Cycle Blog

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

Every profession has its set of experts. In the health industry’s managed care field, one of those experts is Susan Mego. Susan Mego Currently serving as the Executive Director - Managed Care for The MetroHealth System and ACO Executive of MetroHealth Care Partners, Susan Mego’s knowledge and extensive experience in the field of healthcare management makes her an invaluable asset to the organization, a clinically integrated delivery system in Northeast Ohio. Susan’s leadership spans over managed care strategies, payer performance, population health initiatives, and contract negotiations with health plans, employers, and providers. Over the course of her career, Susan has enjoyed 20 years in health insurance industry management and 10 years in community/tertiary health system administration as well as serving as teaching faculty at Baldwin Wallace University, each contributing ...

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CMS Delays Cardiac Bundles, But Now is The Time To Plan

Due to complications with timing, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed implementation of the three new episodic payment models (EPM) and Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) incentive program until January 1, 2018.

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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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JFK Health Selects PMMC For CJR Bundled Payment Analytics

We're pleased to announce that PMMC has been selected by JFK Health, based in Edison, NJ,  for bundled payment analytics to manage the costs for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model.

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Webinar: MetroHealth Adapts to Price Transparency Legislation with Online Patient Estimates

Be sure to join PMMC next Tuesday, October 18th for a webinar featuring The MetroHealth System, to learn how they are navigating price transparency requirements by offering online, self-service patient estimates.

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Top 10 Revenue Cycle Management Initiatives

We know revenue cycle teams are very busy and often managing competing priorities. So what are their top initiatives today? A recent survey of 93 senior healthcare finance executives provides some insight. According to the survey from Connance and Porter Research, senior healthcare finance executives are more likely to implement updated IT and hire additional staff than contract with outside consulting services in order to optimize revenue cycle workflows.

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Cabell Huntington Selects PMMC For Denial Management

We're pleased to announce that PMMC has been selected by Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) for contract management and denial management.

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Webinar: How MetroHealth Embraces Price Transparency and Consumerism

One of our most forward thinking clients, The MetroHealth System (based in Cleveland, Ohio), will share its experiences with consumerism, price transparency, and patient financial communications during an HFMA webinar next Tuesday, August 30th. 

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Price Transparency Still Failing In Most States - Here's Why

Despite efforts to improve price transparency, 43 states received an "F" grade according to the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3 ) – Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws.

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Visit Us In Vegas! PMMC to Reveal Revenue Cycle Solutions at HFMA ANI 

Las Vegas is the place to be next week (June 26-29) for healthcare finance and the revenue cycle at the annual HFMA National Institute (ANI). PMMC will be front and center in the exhibit hall, so be sure to visit us at Booth 123.

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Win Payer Negotiations With Contract Modeling

It’s a disadvantageous situation from the beginning: It’s time to renegotiate payer contracts, but your hospital has a high volume of commercial contracts and payers are shifting to new reimbursement methodologies. Not to mention the contract language is open to interpretation.This is a situation Managed Care is placed in more and more often these days. These factors give leverage to commercial payers and make it difficult for hospitals to determine how the new contract terms impact net reimbursement revenue, especially when using tools like Microsoft Excel.

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