Healthcare Resource Group Named HomeTown Health Patient Financial Services Partner

HRG to supply PFS solutions to HTH network of rural hospitals and east coast providers.

Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) has developed a relationship with HomeTown Health (HTH), an active healthcare organization that works with rural hospitals and providers offering guidance, continuing education, and “offering a team of validated best practice business partners.”

Catering To Healthcare Providers By Increasing Coast-To-Coast Coverage

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.

 

The MACRA Maze

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.

2017 Resolutions for a Healthier Revenue Cycle

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. 

HRG Named Among the Top Ten Most Promising Revenue Cycle Management Solution Providers 2016

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. 

Small Practices - Wondering What To Do Now the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) Regulations Have Been Issued?

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.

HRG Ranked 4th - 2016 Best Places to Work Inland Northwest

Healthcare Resource Group has been recognized again as a top workplace, this time being ranked 4th in the Large Company category for 2016 "Best Places to Work Inland Northwest" by the Best Companies Groups and Journal of Business. 

I am very proud of our company and all HRG’s employee-owners who work so hard to delight our clients and make HRG a great place to work.  

MACRA MIPS Quality...are you prepared?

Under Medicare, the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is wrapping 4 quality programs under one umbrella. Of the two paths under MACRA, MIPS (Merit Based Incentive Payment) and APM (Alternate Payment Model), we’ll concentrate on MIPS – which at least initially, most eligible clinician will be subject to.

Wondering if you are even subject to the new Medicare Quality Payment Program? 

Who You Gonna Call?

Healthcare Resource Group's 'First Responders!'

 

September, being National Preparedness Month by official Presidential Proclamation, was a very special month for HRG, as we take very seriously the duty of preparation, especially as it relates to the safety and well-being of our employee-owners.    

In the proclamation, the president stated “Preparing ourselves to meet the unknown challenges of tomorrow is a duty we all share…”

Jason Coffin Earns Certified Revenue Cycle Executive-Institutional Designation

Jason Coffin, Vice President of HRG’s OutPartnering™ Center was awarded the prestigious designation of Certified Revenue Cycle Executive-Institutional (CRCE-I) by the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM).

 

How MACRA Could Affect Your Revenue Cycle

As you may have heard, the permanent doc fix is here, in the form of MACRA - Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act. 

The new legislation, among other actions, accentuates quality by:

  • replacing a quilt work of existing programs,
  • adding one additional category, Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA),
  • and placing all programs under one Quality Payment Program umbrella.

Sustaining Performance in the Face of Rapid Growth

As Healthcare Resource Group's COO I am constantly seeking to improve my leadership and our company’s success which both lead to even greater results for our clients.  Our accelerated growth has presented me with many opportunities for change and many challenges.  In any business having short term success is not the benchmark we want to measure ourselves against.

Being a "Great Place to Work" is Meaningful to Clients and Employees Alike

Two weeks ago, I got a call from Fortune Magazine and learned that HRG had been awarded the number 10 spot in the Great Places to Work in Healthcare.  I was overcome with pride and elation that the company I work for was awarded this prestigious award.  

HRG Expands Services to the Southeast

HRG announced the addition of Lee Waller to its Business Development team.  Mr. Waller has over twenty years of healthcare industry experience, spanning an entire career, beginning with implementation and support of Revenue Cycle and progressing to Business Development.  Mr. Waller's experience gives him a full understanding of the challenges facing the industry today, most specifically in the Southeast, where he will represent HRG as the region's Business Development Director. 

The Holistic Revenue Cycle Organization

Traditionally we think of revenue cycle as scheduling, registration, coding, billing, aged AR, denials, self-pay, and cash posting.  We often silo the business office and don’t include the entire organization when building goals and strategy for the revenue cycle.  If you want to build ownership and passion within a healthcare organization you need to include the entire team in your revenue cycle and financial success.