ICD-10 mirrors Y2K; speculation and anxiety surrounding new changes and the unknown. Just like Y2K, we all survived without catastrophic meltdown.
No one enjoys getting a bill, but patient-friendly statements make the process a bit more enjoyable. Providing a positive, patient experience is paramount in today's healthcare landscape, including interactions after an initial visit; especially with self-pay collections.
HRG to supply PFS solutions to HTH network of rural hospitals and east coast providers.
It is hard to ignore the increase in Accountable Care Organizations' (ACOs) popularity in urban America, but how do ACOs fit in rural America?
VA healthcare efforts and supporting military veterans is built into the core of HRG...
Achieving a better night sleep and less work stress could definitely be added as the seventh and eighth reason to audit this year, but we suspect those will come as benefits to addressing the six reasons to audit in 2017.
The ability to focus on providing quality care for patients and not get caught in the web of navigating revenue cycle complications is more of a struggle than ever. To best serve healthcare providers facing these new challenges, HRG has increased their reach by adding James Lezzer and Mark Cordova, revenue cycle specialists, to HRG's business development team.
Whether you're facing a backlog associated with growing lag days or discharged not final-billed (DNFB), you're preparing for an Electronic Health Records (EHR) conversion, expanding your service line, or there are geographic obstacles preventing you from finding all the internal coding resources you need... outsourcing can be the answer you're looking for.
41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions every January and on average one third are able to maintain their resolution through March.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid announced last October the award of a new round of contracts for the Medicare Fee-for-Service Recovery Audit.
With the tedium of detail and legal jargon contained in the MACRA legislation (over 2,000 pages in the final release), how are small and mid-sized organizations supposed to keep up with all the requirements?
Have you ever wondered how to capture appropriate levels of evaluation and management when counseling or coordination of care dominates the majority of a visit? There are some simple tips to remember when billing time-based EM codes.
As you may have heard, the permanent doc fix is here, MACRA (Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act).
The new legislation emphasizes quality by replacing a quilt work of existing programs. It also adds an additional category, Clinical Practice Improvement Activities, and places all programs under one Quality Payment Program (QPP) umbrella.
The start of the new year is a great time to evaluate your facility’s past performance, identifying areas of excellence and areas for improvement. After evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each department and your revenue cycle, crafting a set of resolutions can help you achieve optimal results and surpass prior year’s successes.
Kelly Jacobus, who has nearly 20 years of experience in facility and professional fee coding, recently passed the certification exam to earn her Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) credential.
When the new coding guideline for clinical validation went into effect October 1, 2016, the stakes were raised higher for the diagnoses documented by the physician to be clearly and consistently demonstrated in the clinical documentation.
The holiday season is upon us and for those of us in Health Information Management (HIM), added stress is a given because HIM is the single most critical process in the revenue cycle.
Many facilities strive to finish the year with strong cash reserves, so December often brings added pressure to HIM professionals, responsible for controlling the cash flow and answering to CFOs, who keep a close eye on the Discharged Not Final Billed (DNFB) report.
Healthcare Resource Group is proud to have been named among the Top 10 in Healthcare Tech Outlook’s 2016 list of Most Promising Revenue Cycle Management Solution Providers.
Being acknowledged by one of healthcare’s technology resources is exciting for HRG; we have always believed that our greatest strength lies within our powerful combination of great people and innovative technology.
The need for speed of money has taken over!
Instead of having to go to the bank and talk to a teller, you can now access your money anywhere with an internet connection or telephone. It now can take only mere seconds to wire money transfers and make payments instantly using an online portal or mobile application.
Now that the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) regulations have been issued, small practices (15 fewer clinicians) need to immediately know what to do to prepare for the beginning of 2017.