Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) was recently notified by Modern Healthcare, that we had been selected as one of their 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. In 2017 and 2016, we were awarded similar recognitions by Fortune magazine and have been awarded several regional awards for the same reason. This is an honor we are extremely proud of and have worked diligently to achieve.Read More
HRG to supply PFS solutions to HTH network of rural hospitals and east coast providers.Read More
It is hard to ignore the increase in Accountable Care Organizations' (ACOs) popularity in urban America, but how do ACOs fit in rural America?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
There are many areas where a revenue cycle management partnership can be of great benefit, but it can be hard to know when it is time to take that next step. To help, here is a list of indicators to look for.Read More
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?Read More
Did you know almost one fifth of the US population lives in a rural area? Critical Access Hospitals, otherwise known as CAHs, make up nearly 30% of the nation’s acute care hospitals. The CAH designation is designed to reduce the financial vulnerability of rural hospitals and improve access to healthcare by keeping essential services in rural communities.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Question: I’m seeing a lot of physicians assigning diabetes with hyperglycemia for “uncontrolled” diabetes. Somehow this doesn’t seem right. Could someone explain to me what the criteria for hyperglycemia is?
Answer: Hyperglycemia has no strict definition and varies from patient to patient in different situations. Anything over a blood glucose over 100 can be considered “hyperglycemia”. In practice...Read More
Often times we find ourselves in a same old, same old place due to safe career choices. We find ourselves in a comfortable job where everything is familiar and routine. It’s fine for a while, but eventually it gets rather boring. How did this happen to me? How did I get myself in such a rut? If this sounds familiar, it may be time for a change!
A smart move would be to consider a career in Health Information Management (HIM). The HIM industry is growing by leaps and bounds and there are many career paths in this dynamic field.Read More
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.Read More
The upcoming tax refund season is an ideal time to implement some strategies to increase collections. As patients get their tax return refunds they are presented with an opportunity to review their current financial situation. Historically, almost 50% of Americans pay down debt with their tax return refund. In many cases medical expenses are not at the top of their list because other debtors charge higher interest rates or offer settlements for payments in full. Now is a perfect time to give patients a compelling reason to pay their medical bill.Read More
Mindy Harris, Physician & Outpatient Coder Audit and Training Manager with Healthcare Resource Group has successfully completed her AHIMA approved ICD-10 Train the Trainer exam. This accomplishment means Mindy is now an approved AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.Read More