Claims Management

With COVID-19 leading to postponed and cancelled medical appointments, more consumers are turning to “contactless care”. Recent figures suggest telehealth adoption has shot up from just 11% in 2019 to 46% over the course of the pandemic, and some providers are seeing up to 175 times the number of telehealth patients than pre-COVID. As they
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Patients today expect digital capabilities from their provider and will increasingly choose those who offer digital capabilities. Knowing this, many providers have been working to shift more of the patient journey online, through telehealth and virtual care. Not all care needs to be delivered face to face, and technological advances allow patients to access more
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At the beginning of the year, the healthcare industry moved away from Medicare identifiers based on Social Security Numbers (SSNs), in favor of more secure Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs). As with any large-scale change program, the shift was unlikely to be completely clear sailing. But with the coronavirus pandemic landing shortly after the 21-month transition
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For many of the 36 million Americans who have registered for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus outbreak, losing their job means losing their health insurance. Options for the newly-unemployed are limited yet complicated: while the federal government has declined to reopen enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, several states are supporting those without coverage by
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For many of the 36 million Americans who have registered for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus outbreak, losing their job means losing their health insurance. Options for the newly-unemployed are limited yet complicated: while the federal government has declined to reopen enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, several states are supporting those without coverage by
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About 8 percent of the costs involved in U.S. healthcare are spent on administrative costs. Whether it’s paperwork for a simple follow-up or processing billing for a complex surgical procedure, the costs add up immensely for healthcare organizations. It’s a problem that Boys Town National Research Hospital knew well, according to Toni Gross, Director of Patient Financial
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Healthcare providers should be able to focus on what’s important: their patients and the care they need. However, providers and their staff must spend much of their time on administrative tasks. A study by AMA Prior Authorization revealed that providers are spending two business days per week just completing prior authorizations. That doesn’t even account for other
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For many healthcare providers, claim denials are a frustrating cost of doing business. Each year, around 5-10% of medical billing claims are rejected (possibly more). With each claim costing around $25 to rework, providers lose billions in eroded revenue and productivity. Any revenue leakage is bad enough, but the shift towards value-based care means tighter
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Managing the revenue cycle draws in considerable resources for healthcare organizations, even when it’s working as planned. The American Medical Association puts direct transaction costs and inefficiencies associated with the “claims management revenue cycle” at around 25-30% of overall healthcare spending. But when errors are made and claims end up being denied, providers could end
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