Medicare Advantage Cuts Not Only Delayed But Reversed
News
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News
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Medicare Advantage Cuts Not Only Delayed But Reversed

Linda Ringquist - April 12, 2014

Summary: CMS has reversed its original proposal to cutback Medicare Advantage plan reimbursement for 2015. The reversal is a result of aggressive lobbying from organizations such as…

Business
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Providers: Shifting Landscape and Mindset

Linda Ringquist - April 8, 2014

As a result of the Affordable Care Act as well as other healthcare legislation, a shift is occurring in healthcare from the provider’s perspective. In order just…

Observation Units: Bridging the Gap Between Inpatient and Outpatient
Business
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Business
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Observation Units: Bridging the Gap Between Inpatient and Outpatient

Linda Ringquist - April 7, 2014

Summary: What is CMS doing to reduce healthcare costs? CMS has added observation units which are an additional level of care between inpatient and outpatient. Summary: What…

When It Comes to Denial Management, Qualitative Data Is Your Best Ally
Business
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Business
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When It Comes to Denial Management, Qualitative Data Is Your Best Ally

Linda Ringquist - April 4, 2014

When faced with a denied claim, your first question as a physician, biller or consumer should be why? When faced with a denied claim, your first question…

Ready or Not: ICD-10 Will Go Live as Planned Oct. 1st
eHealth
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eHealth
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Ready or Not: ICD-10 Will Go Live as Planned Oct. 1st

Linda Ringquist - April 3, 2014

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is moving ahead as planned with its October 1st compliance deadline for ICD-10 implementation. Many healthcare systems have requested that the…

Obama Announces Consumers Can Keep Health Insurance Plans 2 More Years
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Obama Announces Consumers Can Keep Health Insurance Plans 2 More Years

Linda Ringquist - April 2, 2014

President Obama announced earlier this week that consumers with healthcare plans that do not comply with the new law will be able to renew their plans for…

Would You Call 911 for a Hangnail?
Business
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Business
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Would You Call 911 for a Hangnail?

Linda Ringquist - April 1, 2014

Summary: Preventable visits to the Emergency Department are a significant source of waste contributing to the exorbitant costs of healthcare. Summary: Preventable visits to the Emergency Department…

Reducing Medical Denials Equals Increased Revenue
Business
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Business
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Reducing Medical Denials Equals Increased Revenue

Linda Ringquist - October 10, 2013

Summary: How does an organization begin to reverse the downward revenue trend? What steps need to be taken? Summary: How does an organization begin to reverse the…

Are You Braced for 2014 Insurance Premiums? Will You Pay More or Less?
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Are You Braced for 2014 Insurance Premiums? Will You Pay More or Less?

Linda Ringquist - August 16, 2013

Summary: With 2014 approaching rapidly, do you know how much you will pay for health insurance? Do you know the factors used to determine the cost? Will…

Is Managed Care the Answer to Reduce Medicaid Drug Costs?
Finance
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Finance
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Is Managed Care the Answer to Reduce Medicaid Drug Costs?

Linda Ringquist - August 14, 2013

Summary: Healthcare costs are continuing to rise. Medicaid continues to expand. What is the best way to regulate prescription drug costs for the Medicaid community? Summary: Healthcare…