Charge Capture: Is it the Weak Link in Your Revenue Cycle?
October 21, 2019
The lack of a robust charge-capture program can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Many organizations neglect to focus on this aspect of the coding and billing process because claims are being submitted and paid. But overlooking missed, incorrect, and inconsistent charges is akin to leaving money on the table.
Read this whitepaper to determine the obstacles to successful charge capture, assess the strength of your charge capture program, and learn best practices for appropriately capturing all the charges for the services you’ve provided.
ED Optimization: Avoid Unnecessary Utilization, Reduce Costs, and Transform Patient Care
October 21, 2019
Annual emergency department (ED) visits in the US reached 145.6 million in 2016, a 20 percent increase in just ten years. By addressing utilization rates and optimizing workflows, emergency departments can increase throughput, improve efficiency, and avoid preventable visits and admissions—ultimately saving on care costs and increasing revenue while providing better quality care.
Learn how providers across the country are reducing ED utilization up to 81 percent by:
Coordinating with behavioral health programs to reduce ED utilization by behavioral health patients
Redirecting low-acuity 911 calls to more appropriate providers
Collaborating care for patients with SUD and tracking opioid misuse
How Telehealth Triage Evolved into the Nation’s Largest Pediatric Telehealth Program
October 8, 2019
Pediatric Associates, the largest privately-owned primary care pediatric practice in the country, cares for more than 500,000 patients—55% of whom are in risk-based contracts under Managed Medicaid.
The organization found that many of its patients were utilizing the emergency department for low-acuity conditions that could be better treated either in a primary care office or through telehealth. In this case study, Pediatric Associates discusses how the organization integrated telehealth into its triage line to divert unnecessary care from the ED and improve access.
Read the case study to learn how Pediatric Associates:
66% of consumers are willing to use telehealth, and 8% have tried it
Uses telehealth to decrease patient wait times by 75%
Reduced ER use by 60% among high ER utilizers for low-acuity conditions
Expanded beyond its triage line to care for pediatric patients across Florida
Three Revenue Cycle Strategies to Improve your Bottom Line: An Interactive e-Book
October 1, 2019
With today’s increasingly complex health system challenges, sustainability depends on taking a fresh look at opportunities for innovation, revenue improvement, growth and cost reduction.
More physician groups than ever are discovering the advantages of selectively leveraging industry experts to immediately innovate, enhance and scale revenue cycle operations for more predictable and efficient outcomes.
Organizations must lead on quality care delivery while finding a strategic operating partner that can take on financial risk, deliver optimal practice performance, align trading partners and ultimately help them thrive in this new economic era.
This e-book explores opportunities for building strategic outsourcing partnerships that immediately enable physician groups to focus on quality care delivery while mitigating financial risk and expanding opportunities for patient engagement.
Between July 2016 and September 2017, visits to the ED for suspected opioid overdoses increased 30%. Two-thirds of patients with opioid use disorder, when asked, have expressed interest in quitting or cutting back. But emergency care providers have the lacked the tools necessary to start patients on the road to recovery directly from the ED.
Now we have a new option.
A growing number of emergency departments are employing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which combines medication intervention and behavioral therapy to quickly initiate recovery. The results are better outcomes, reduced readmissions, and improved ED efficiency.
Widespread acceptance of this treatment is largely being driven by three factors:
With MAT vs. traditional treatment, patients are almost twice as likely to stay in a 30-day treatment program.
Patients use fewer inpatient addiction-treatment services.
As opioid-related visits and readmissions overwhelm EDs, earlier and more effective treatment is required.
Infection prevention and control recommendations: cleaning and disinfecting computers, displays, and accessories used in healthcare settings
September 18, 2019
Are you overlooking the obvious when it comes to HAI prevention?
Hear what experts are saying about proper device sanitization and what you can do to help stop the spread of potentially dangerous pathogens.
With the surge in EMR usage, keyboards and PCs are used widely in clinical care settings. But unlike medical equipment and high-touch environmental surfaces, these IT devices are rarely subject to infection prevention standards.
There are steps you can take today to help prevent HAI.
Read guidelines on implementing proper healthcare disinfecting and cleaning practices developed by a team of board-certified infection preventionists working on behalf of APIC Consulting Services Inc (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology).
• The risks posed by contaminated IT devices
• Their role in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)
• Targeted cleaning and disinfection protocols created by APIC Consulting Services