Seven New Opportunities For a Sustainable Revenue Cycle
Jul01

Seven New Opportunities For a Sustainable Revenue Cycle

Creating a sustainable revenue cycle occurs with the interaction of a number of important functions, people, and processes, all of which must work in tandem.

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Documentation Integrity Issues Are C-Suite Issues
Jun25

Documentation Integrity Issues Are C-Suite Issues

Clinical documentation improvement is a provider’s best defense against payment denials, audits, and preserving revenue integrity—which is why the people sitting in the C-suite should know what it is and prioritize it.

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CA Ponders Mobile Apps for Mental Health

Systemic problems from the opioid crisis to mass shootings are linked to the overarching problem of underfunded and underworked mental health services, a problem that Silicon Valley is seeking to address with mobile health apps. At the same time, legislators are introducing legislation aimed at improving privacy protections of unregulated health apps.

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OCR Releases Fact Sheet on Business Associate Liability Under HIPAA

“As part of the department’s effort to fully protect patients’ health information and their rights under HIPAA, OCR has issued this important new fact sheet clearly explaining a business associate’s liability,” OCR Director Roger Severino said in a statement accompanying the guidance.

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OIG Report: ACOs Not Using Health IT to Full Potential

Robust use of health IT help accountable care organizations (ACOs) better coordinate care, especially ACOs that use a single electronic health system, according to a government report.

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ONC Proposes Additional Information Blocking Ban Exceptions

In Senate testimony for the Health, Labor and Pensions Committee, Donald Rucker, MD, national coordinator for health information technology, proposed additional exceptions to the information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and recent proposed rules.

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