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Pavilion Advisory Group Inc. Renews HFMA Peer Review Designation (December 10, 2015)

AMN Healthcare Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (June 30, 2015)

Kaufman Hall Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (June 24, 2015)

Receives First HFMA Peer Review Designation for Return-On-Investment (ROI) Calculators (June 22, 2015)

VitalWare Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (June 9, 2015)

Validation of Return-On-Investment (ROI) Calculators Added to HFMA Peer Review Program (June 2, 2015)

Connance Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (May 28, 2015)

MedAssist® and Firstsource Advantage, LLC Renew HFMA Peer Review Designation (May 20, 2015)

Bottom Line Systems (BLS) Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (May 5, 2015)  

Holliday & Associates Renews HFMA Peer Review Designation (March 2, 2015)  

"Peer Reviewed by HFMA" Press Release Archives


Pavilion Advisory Group Inc. Renews HFMA Peer Review Designation (December 10, 2015)

AMN Healthcare Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (June 30, 2015)

Kaufman Hall Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (June 24, 2015)

Receives First HFMA Peer Review Designation for Return-On-Investment (ROI) Calculators (June 22, 2015)

VitalWare Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (June 9, 2015)

Validation of Return-On-Investment (ROI) Calculators Added to HFMA Peer Review Program (June 2, 2015)

Connance Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (May 28, 2015)

MedAssist® and Firstsource Advantage, LLC Renew HFMA Peer Review Designation (May 20, 2015)

Bottom Line Systems (BLS) Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation (May 5, 2015)  

Holliday & Associates Renews HFMA Peer Review Designation (March 2, 2015)  

"Peer Reviewed by HFMA" Press Release Archives

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McKesson: Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Rein in Operating Costs

A leader from McKesson discusses how healthcare reform is forcing hospitals and health systems to take a different approach to capacity management and patient flow.

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6 Patient Revenue Cycle Metrics You Should Be Tracking (and How to Improve Your Results)

Patient financial engagement is more challenging than ever – and more critical. With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise, providers have seen their billing-related costs and accounts receivable levels increase. If increasing collection yield and reducing costs are a priority for your organization, the metrics outlined in this presentation will provide the framework you need to understand what’s working and what’s not, in order to guide your overall patient financial engagement initiatives and optimize results.

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Accretive Health: Partners with Providers to Excel in a Rapidly Transforming Revenue Cycle Environment

Emad Rizk, MD, president and CEO of Accretive Health, discusses the uncertainty facing hospitals and the transitions affecting revenue cycle management.

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10 Ways to Reduce Patient Statement Volume (and Reduce Costs)

No two patients are the same. Each has a very personal healthcare experience, and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how, when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill. It’s no longer effective to apply static billing techniques to solve the complex challenge of collecting balances from patients. The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical. This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach, but take control of rising collection costs.

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Conifer Health Solutions: Helping Providers and Employers Build a Foundation for Better Health

Jim Bohnsack, vice president, solution & corporate development for Conifer Health Solutions, explains how the company helps healthcare providers leverage data to deliver better outcomes while optimizing reimbursement for all payment arrangements.

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Reduce Patient Balances Sent to Collection Agencies: Approaching New Problems with New Approaches

This white paper, written by Apex Vice President of Solutions and Services, Carrie Romandine, discusses the importance of patient segmentation and messaging specifically related to the patient revenue cycle. Applying strategic messaging that is tailored to each patient type will not only better educate consumers on payment options specific to their billing needs, but it will maximize the amount collected before sending to collections. Further, targeted messaging should be applied across all points of patient interaction (i.e. point of service, customer service, patient statements) and analyzed regularly for maximized results.

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Cerner RevWorks: Readying Your Revenue Cycle Performance for Tomorrow

Scott Schmidt, vice president, Cerner RevWorks, LLC, shares insights on best practices for maximizing a revenue cycle management partnership.

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The Future of Online Patient Billing Portals

This white paper, written by Apex President Patrick Maurer, discusses methods to increase patient adoption of online payments. Providers are now seeking ways to incrementally collect more payments due from patients as well as speeding up the rate of collections. This white paper shows why patient-centric approaches to online payment portals are important complements to traditional provider-centric approaches.

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Ontario Systems: Optimizing Accounts Receivable in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Steve Scibetta, senior director of channel sales for Ontario Systems' healthcare product line, shares insights into effectively managing receivables.

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Payment Portals Can Improve Self-Pay Collections and Support Meaningful Use

Increased electronic engagement between healthcare providers and patients provides significant opportunities for improving revenue cycle metrics and encouraging patients to access EHRs. This article, written by Apex Founder and CEO Brian Kueppers, explores a number of strategies to create synergy between patient billing, online payment portals and electronic health record (EHR) software to realize a high ROI in speed to payment, patient satisfaction and portal adoption for meaningful use.

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Optum: Enabling Transformative Change

Elena White, vice president of risk, quality, and network solutions for Optum, discusses how healthcare providers can leverage data and technology as they enable risk in their organization.

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Large Health System Drives 10% UP (Patient Payments) and 10% DOWN (Billing-related Costs)

Faced with a rising tide of bad debt, a large Southeastern healthcare system was seeing a sharp decline in net patient revenues. The need to improve collections was dire. By integrating critical tools and processes, the health system was able to increase online payments and improve its financial position. Taking a holistic approach increased overall collection yield by 10% while costs came down because the number of statements sent to patients fell by 10%, which equated to a $1.3M annualized improvement in patient cash over a six-month period. This case study explains how.

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Somnia: Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve Toward Improved Anesthesia Value

Somnia President and CEO Marc Koch, MD, MBA, explains how hospitals can drive transformative change in the perioperative experience for outstanding clinical and financial outcomes.

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ICD-10: Managing Performance

With the ICD10 deadline quickly approaching and daily responsibilities not slowing down, final preparations for October 1 require strategic prioritization and laser focus.

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PMMC: Navigating Revenue Cycle Management Challenges as Value Based Purchasing Emerges

PMMC President Roger L. Shaul discusses the effects of healthcare reform on revenue cycle management and how PMMC's products help clients adapt to a changing financial environment.

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Clarity Drives Collections

Read how Gwinnett Medical Center provides clear connections to financial information, offers multiple payment options for patients, and gives onsite staff the ability to collect payments at multiple points throughout the care process.

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Burgess: Simplify the Business of Healthcare

Greg Burgess, Founder and Chief Product Officer at Burgess Group shares insights and opportunities for payment integrity in the rapidly changing healthcare IT landscape.

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Orlando Health Gains Insight into Denials, Reduces A/R Days with RelayAnalytics Acuity

Read how Orlando Health was able to perform deeper dives into claims data to help the health system see claim rejections more quickly–even on the front end–and reduce A/R days.

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J.P. Morgan: Managing Cybersecurity and Protecting Patient Data

Brian DiPietro, Managing Director, Commercial Bank Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co., discusses the importance of evaluating your cybersecurity protocols to help prevent malicious data breaches.

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Revenue Cycle Payment Clarity

To maintain fiscal fitness and boost patient satisfaction and loyalty, healthcare providers need visibility into when and how much they will be paid–by whom–and the ability to better navigate obstacles to payment. They need payment clarity. This whitepaper illuminates this concept that is winning fans at forward-thinking hospitals.

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TransUnion Healthcare: Smarter Revenue Cycle Solutions

Gerry McCarthy, President of TransUnion Healthcare, discusses industry trends contributing to higher bad debt and what to do about them. Gerry is responsible for the strategic direction of the healthcare business and expanding its footprint in the healthcare market overall. He has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technologies.

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Streamlining the Patient Billing Process

Financial services staff are always looking for ways to improve the verification, billing and collections processes, and Munson Healthcare is no different. Read about how they streamlined the billing process to produce cleaner bills on the front end and helped financial services staff collect more than $1 million in additional upfront annual revenue in one year.

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Deloitte: Creating Value with Effective Care Management

Scott Kolesar, principal and senior leader in Deloitte Consulting LLP's Value Based Care practice, and David Wennberg, MD, MPH, adjunct associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute and former chief executive officer, Northern New England Accountable Care Collaborative, discuss the challenges and competencies involved in creating a care management organization.

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Wallace Thomson Hospital Automates to Maximize Limited Resources

Effective revenue cycle management can be a challenge for any hospital, but for smaller providers it is even tougher. Read how Wallace Thomson identified unreimbursed procedures, streamlined claims management, and improved its ability to determine charity eligibility.

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7 Steps for Building and Funding Sustainability Projects

Before launching an energy-efficiency initiative, it’s important to build a solid business case and understand the funding options and potential incentives that are available. Healthcare leaders should consider taking the steps outlined in the whitepaper to ease the process of gaining approval, piloting, implementing, and supporting sustainability projects. You will find that investing in sustainability and energy efficiency helps hospitals add cash to their bottom line. Discover how hospitals and health systems have various options for funding energy-efficient and renewable-energy initiatives, depending on their current financial structure and strategy.

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Key Capital Considerations for Mergers and Acquisitions

Health care is a dynamic mergers and acquisitions market with numerous hospitals and health systems contemplating or pursuing formal arrangements with other entities. These relationships often pose a strategic benefit, such as enhancing competencies across the continuum, facilitating economies of scale, or giving the participants a competitive advantage in a crowded market. Underpinning any profitable acquisition is a robust capital planning strategy that ensures an organization reserves sufficient funds and efficiently onboards partners that advance the enterprise mission and values.

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Key Capital Considerations for Mergers and Acquisitions

The success of healthcare mergers, acquisitions, and other affiliations is predicated in part on available capital, and the need for and sources of funding are considerations present throughout the partnering process, from choosing a partner to evaluating an arrangement’s capital needs to selecting an integration model to finding the right money source to finance the deal. This whitepaper offers several strategies that health system leaders have used to assess and manage capital needs for their growing networks.

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