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Blog posts tagged with financial performance

  • 4 ways to reclaim the claims process

    Steve Mueller
    September 08, 2016

    In an era when the healthcare community is working to improve quality of service and delivery and to reduce costs, the reimbursement process is under intense scrutiny. Organizations are asking themselves: How can we simplify the claims process? Are there ways to save time? What can we do to make our claims more accurate to help speed payments? Read more…

  • Busting 5 myths about revenue cycle management services

    John Lauraitis
    April 19, 2016

    Today there are many steps to processing claims, and each one is an opportunity to gain or lose money. Practices are weighing the pros and cons of different approaches to managing their revenue cycle, including relying on experts from outside their organizations. Arbor Family Medicine (Westminster, Colorado, U.S.A.) Office Manager Mikie Gonzales talked about her experience with Allscripts Revenue Cycle Management Services™ (RCMS) in a recent interview: Read more…

  • Finding charges you don’t know you’re missing

    John Lauraitis
    February 11, 2016

    When your mission is to take care of hearts, all other tasks pale in comparison – especially billing. Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group (CCMG) has served patients in the greater Los Angeles area for more than 50 years, establishing it is the oldest cardiology practice in the community. Like many physician practices, CCMG was facing challenges such as rising costs, declining reimbursements and evolving government standards – all while providing high-quality care for patients. Also, like many Read more…

  • Financial insights drive budgeting process at University Health System

    Chuck Manternach
    December 10, 2015

    University Health System (UHS) is a nationally recognized academic medical center in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., serving more than 230,000 unique patients each year. Like many healthcare organizations, UHS strives to deliver the best care at the lowest cost. “Every c-suite healthcare executive in the country is focused on improving quality, safety and outcomes. Improving the patient experience. Improving efficiency and access to care,” Senior Vice President and Chief Read more…

  • 4 generations of medical innovation

    Steve Lalonde
    November 05, 2015

    Founded in 1911, Dominion Medical Associates (Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.) has a long history of delivering excellent health care to its patients. In a recent case study, Director of Clinical Research Richard “AJ” Jackson Jr., MBA, CRC said, “My great-grandfather founded our practice, and through the generations we’ve been grateful to be able to maintain our independence and give back to the community.” Read more…

  • 5 strategies to combine clinical and financial insights

    Chuck Manternach
    September 22, 2015

    Our client base reflects some of the finest financial decision support teams in the United States. These teams help put Allscripts EPSiTM at the top of its class. Our clients are incredibly creative in using EPSi to combine clinical insights and financial data. Some of our favorite client strategies include: 1) A world-class multi-hospital IDN in upstate New York found opportunities to improve operational efficiency and reduce the total cost of care. By setting specific utilization and length- Read more…

  • How to balance the yin and yang of academic medical centers

    Chuck Manternach
    June 02, 2015

    In Taoist philosophy, yin and yang describe two seemingly contrary halves that together make a complete whole. It aptly describes a common experience in academic medical centers: Balancing patient care with academic training and research. At a recent advisory group meeting for Allscripts EPSiTM decision support leaders at academic medical centers, I heard some common themes: Read more…

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