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2015 Means an Increase in Medicare Penalties for Readmissions

Abby Norman - February 17, 2015

Medicare Penalties Rising Medicare Penalties RisingFor the third year in a row, Medicare will be increasing the percent penalty for hospitals who have high readmission rates: up…

The Meaning of Meaningful Use
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The Meaning of Meaningful Use

Abby Norman - February 13, 2015

Starting October 1st, there will be a year long reporting cycle implemented for those healthcare organizations that still need to attest to Meaningful Use Stage 2. One reason…

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Healthcare IT: Will 2015 Be the Year of Data Breaches?

Abby Norman - February 5, 2015

  Healthcare IT: Is Your Data Safe? A month into 2015 and it’s already become apparent that it’s going to be a big year for healthcare IT.…

4 Questions to Ask About Bundled Payments
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4 Questions to Ask About Bundled Payments

Abby Norman - January 31, 2015

When we look at healthcare payment reform, and our move away from fee-for-service

Best Denial Management Strategy: Avoid Denied Claims
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Best Denial Management Strategy: Avoid Denied Claims

Abby Norman - January 30, 2015

Avoid Denied Claims By...Avoiding Deniable Claims?It might seem painfully obvious, but when it comes to denial management, the best way to avoid denied claims is to make…

How to Optimize Post Conversion
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How to Optimize Post Conversion

Abby Norman - January 24, 2015

As healthcare organizations continue to make the leap to Accountable Care status, post-conversion optimization services will be in demand. Those who made the transition over the last…

URAC vs. PCAB Pharmacy Accreditation
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URAC vs. PCAB Pharmacy Accreditation

Abby Norman - January 21, 2015

What is Pharmacy Compounding? As healthcare focuses more on patient-centered care and personalization, the popularity of compounding medications is likely to rise accordingly. What is Pharmacy Compounding?…

Is IRO Right for You?
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Is IRO Right for You?

Abby Norman - January 19, 2015

You often hear the terms “peer review”, “independent medical review”, “hospital peer review” and “medical peer review” thrown around and you might be wondering what the difference…

Your 2015 Checklist for The Joint Commission (TJC)
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Your 2015 Checklist for The Joint Commission (TJC)

Abby Norman - January 13, 2015

The Joint Commission’s review (TJC) is one of the most stressful times for any hospital. You never know the exact day that they’ll show up, but you’ll…

How IROs Increase ROI
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How IROs Increase ROI

Abby Norman - January 5, 2015

How Does Outsourcing Save Money? When we talk about outsourcing, the first defense that’s likely to surface is, “won’t that cost more money?” Hospitals frequently make the…