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June 14, 2024

Telehealth Expansion: Navigating the New Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally transformed the healthcare industry, accelerating the adoption of telehealth services at an unprecedented rate. As social distancing measures and lockdowns limited in-person healthcare visits, telehealth emerged as a critical solution for maintaining patient care continuity.
May 31, 2024

Overcoming RCM Staffing Challenges with Staff Augmentation

The healthcare industry is facing an unprecedented staffing crisis, significantly impacting revenue cycle management (RCM) teams. As healthcare organizations grapple with the complexities of billing, coding, and collections, the shortage of skilled RCM professionals has led to increased workloads, staff burnout, errors, and a decline in collected revenue.
November 11, 2022

Oncospark launches SPARK Advisory Network

Expanding options for healthcare administrators to confront dynamic changes in regulations, operations, technology, and staffing challenges. SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Oncospark has announced the launch of SPARK Advisory Network, a comprehensive network of healthcare experts and influencers. The Advisory Network brings together: stakeholders, administrators, thought leaders, clinicians, and subject matter experts.
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.
December 27, 2021

2021 E/M Changes Are Here…Time to Change

It is important to note that this did not sneak up on us or even change from the proposals.However, there will be many disappointed practices and providers who are not ready for the changes on January 1, 2021.