September 28, 2022

What are Unnecessary Claim Errors costing you?

In today’s business of healthcare landscape making mistakes can cost a Medical Practice or facility thousands annually. Do you know the true cost of the errors made in claim submission at your facility or clinic? Understanding the errors is part of the equation but the most beneficial thing we can do is learn to prevent these errors in the first place. We must develop a proactive approach to our data and use it to our benefit.
September 23, 2022

The Underlying Disease of a Medical Practice

I have experience with nearly all operational roles in a provider’s practice. I have been involved in almost every role in the medical office except for clinical. This has provided me with a unique understanding of the barriers and opportunities for patients and providers for the healthcare process.
September 23, 2022

Prior Authorization Barriers in Orthopedics

In my 20 years in healthcare, I have seen numerous changes in financial and operational processes. None has been more disruptive than the increase in the requirement for prior authorization.
September 14, 2022

Bolstering your Prior Authorization Processes to Thrive

Prior authorization is here to stay. Insurance companies are increasing Prior Authorization (PA) requirements for medical services and prescription drugs. As a result, the PA administrative load is getting heavier for healthcare providers.
December 27, 2021

Early and Midtreatment Mortality in Palliative Radiotherapy: Emphasizing Patient Selection in High-Quality End-of-Life Care

As a clinician, I understand the importance of palliative care radiation therapy as it relates to pain alleviation and quality of life. The study indicated that as many as 1 in 5 patients who receive RT in their final 30 days of life spent greater than 10 of those receiving treatment.
December 27, 2021

So Many Changes: New Data, Strategy, and Technology Don’t Forget The Basics

The OIG’s audits are ramping back up based on their work plan. Obviously, they will be focused on telehealth and supervision, but don’t forget about the integrated basics. Hospitals, providers, and departments don’t have the budget is what I am currently hearing from so many managers, directors, and administrators.
December 27, 2021

Payer Mix

Payer mix is something that is always on the radar for administrators and those in healthcare finance. It refers to the percentage of hospital revenue coming from private insurance companies versus government insurance programs versus self-paying patients. The ideal scenario is more commercial and less uninsured (bad debt/write off). Generally, a commercial plan pays an average of 264% of the Medicare allowable for the same CPT® Read more
December 27, 2021

Solutions, Software, Barriers and Value

There is an enormous amount of money being pumped into “digital health” to solve problems in healthcare from RCM to RPM to Quality. We all know the statistics as to how many start-ups fail (90+%) or run out of runway. PE and VC has allowed more people than ever before to try.
December 27, 2021

Patient Advocate?

We continue to see the “screws tightening” in healthcare. COVID chaos, delayed screenings, value-based care, a more complex patient, financial difficulty, to alternative payment models, there is much change. Responding to this change must be swift and strategic---mostly different.