Revenue Cycle Management: What Matters Now:In this 6-part series, RCM experts share thier advice on how to prepare your practice for RCM success now and in the future.
RCM Self Evaluation: Understand your practice's billing strengths and weaknesses by completing this revenue cycle management self evaluation.
RCM Support: 6 ways ALN can help you maximize your billing performance and build a stronger practice.
Medicare Eliminates Consultation Codes: Guidelines for coding and billing accurately to ensure appropriate payment and avoid denials.
Patient Billing: Patti Bowles, Vice President of Marketing for ACSI West, a billing and collections company, discusses the current trends on patient billing and the things that innovative practices are doing to manage this growing part of their revenue stream.
Not Your Father's Billing Process: The highly manual process of the old days is changing as technology plays a larger and larger role in determining whether the RCM process collects 92% of the contractually allowed amounts or 97-98%
How to Slash Accounts Receivable: Many physicians fail to realize that accounts receivable is the largest asset on the balance sheet and many fail to appreciate that aggressive management of accounts receivable is key to any practice's financial success.
RCM: Outsourcing vs. In-House: Outsourcing vs. In-House Evaluating How to Best Manage Your Revenue Cycle
Negotiating a RCM Outsourcing Contract: Key considerations with negotiating an outsourcing contract.
Whitepaper: Revenue Cycle Management Best Practices: Contracting, Scheduling, Case Management, Coding and Clinical Documentation, Charge Capture, Claim Submission, Payment Posting, Accounts Receivable Follow-up, Reporting
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The Costs of an Electronic Health Record: Gaining a clear understanding of the costs and benefits associated with adopting an EHR will provide you realistic ROI expectations and keep you from making unwise adjustments when looking at numbers.
The Benefits of an Electronic Health Record: Gaining a clear understanding of the costs and benefits associated with adopting an EHR will provide you realistic ROI expectations and keep you from making unwise adjustments when looking at numbers.
The HITECH Act: Meaningful Use Final Rules: An overview of recent HITECH Act changes and regulations that affect how and when a practice can achieve meaningful use.
Understand the HITECH Act: Read this HITECH ACT Overview and access additional resources to help stay up-to-date with HITECH rules and regulations
EHR Whitepaper: A practical EHR Framework to help practices work their way through the EHR adoption decision process and set realistic expectations, goals, and timelines.
Understanding the Big Picture- A Look at the EMR Lifecycle: Part 1 of the 4-part EMR Series. Taking a look at several dimensions related to your EMR adoption and how those dimensions affect your success at each stage of the process.
The Real Meaningful Use: Part 2 of the 4-part EMR Series. Preparation, Implementation, and Successful Use Across Your Entire Patient Population
EMR Lessons Learned: Part 3 of the 4-part EMR Series. Insight from Those Who've Made the EMR Journey.
EMR Costs and Benefits: Part 4 of the 4-part EMR Series. The Business Case - EMR Costs and Benefits.
When a Dollar is Not a Dollar: Cheap is not always the least expensive option. One camp views every dollar of cost the same - a dollar no longer in my pocket - and make no distinction about the type of expenditure it is.
Fax Machines and EMRs: The value of connectivity- The first fax machine, by itself, was not worth very much. However, once there was another fax machine, the first one could send a document to someone and it thus became more valuable.
Known Pitfalls and Proven Methods for a Successful EMR Implementation: Considering the vast changes that have to occur to adopt an EMR, extensive planning must occur for a successful implementation.
Meaningful Use Final Rules:A summary of the criteria for meeting meaningful use: eligibility, core and menu set objectives, payment periods, clinical quality measures, and more.
Changes to Stage 1 Meaningful Use: Changes to Stage 1 have been put in place effective in 2013 and 2014. This chart shows which changes are optional and which changes are required.
Stage 2 Meaningful Use: Stage two Meaningful Use Objectives, Measures, and Exclusions have been released. Here they are in a simple chart.
Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 Comparison: A list of the Stage 1 Menu and Core objectives compared to the Stage 2 Menu and Core set objectives. Find out how Meaningful Use is evolving throughout the different Stages.
Business Intelligence: Using Insight to Improve the Value and Performance of Your Practice
Use of Business Intellegence in the Medical Practice:at soundpractice.net from the Journal of Medical Practice Management
To Sell or Not To Sell: Again, market forces have hospital systems back in the business of acquiring practices and employing physicians. What practice's should consider when faced with this decision.
Whitepaper: The 'On Demand' Revolution: Health information technology plays a critical and increasingly important role in the performance of physician practices. To remain competitive, profitable and compliant in this rapidly changing healthcare climate, physician practices must transform their office operations.