Join Change Healthcare At Becker’s 6th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable

Join Change Healthcare at Becker’s 6th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable

  • November 10, 2017

By Kevin Weeks, FACHE, Director, Strategic Marketing, Change Healthcare One of our favorite annual events is just around the corner: Becker’s Hospital Review CEO + CFO Roundtable kicks off November 13th and runs through the 15th at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. It's the sixth year for this must-attend gathering, with over 122 hospital CEOs, CFOs, and industry experts sharing their views on the issues, opportunities, and strategies that matter to health system executives. We'll be there in force, with Change Healthcare experts leading or driving several sessions, joined by representatives of our executive, sales, and account management leadership,…

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3 Best Practices For Hospital Revenue Cycle Optimization

3 best practices for hospital revenue cycle optimization

  • September 26, 2017

A number of best practices for revenue cycle performance were highlighted at the recent Revenue Cycle conference in Chicago, Becker’s Hospital CFO Report says. Among those sharing their insights was Carmen Deguzman Sessoms, AVP of Reimbursement and Analytics Solutions at Change Healthcare. Read the article

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Simple Tips To Rein In Rising Consumer Collection Costs

Simple tips to rein in rising consumer collection costs

  • July 25, 2017

As rising patient collections efforts place greater demands on existing revenue cycle resources, physicians need to rethink their collections processes. One area worth focusing on is ensuring strategies are in place to capture payments more efficiently. In a new piece on, Stuart Hanson, Senior VP and GM of Consumer Payment Solutions at Change Healthcare, shares thoughts on adopting a communication strategy tailored to patients’ needs. Read the article

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Hospitals Struggle With The Dilemma Of Patients Hit By High Deductibles

Hospitals struggle with the dilemma of patients hit by high deductibles

  • June 28, 2017

In a Modern Healthcare article on hospitals' methods for dealing with patients saddled with high-deductible plans, Henry County Health Center CFO David Muhs tells how the 25-bed critical-access hospital uses Change Healthcare revenue cycle solutions to give patients a solid cost estimate prior to service. Read the article

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From Pay Kiosks To Data Analytics: 4 Experts Talk RCM Strategies

From pay kiosks to data analytics: 4 experts talk RCM strategies

  • May 5, 2017

Revenue cycle management is top-of-mind among healthcare professionals in today’s fast-moving environment, as a recent round table discussion covered by Becker’s Hospital CFO revealed. Reporter Mackenzie Bean noted some of the highlights of the discussion, including the struggles of hospitals getting proper reimbursement for rendered care, and how analytics can play a bigger role in the overall revenue cycle. Read the article

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Getting In Front Of The Problem: How Can Hospitals Empower Denial Prevention And Management?

Getting in Front of the Problem: How Can Hospitals Empower Denial Prevention and Management?

  • November 22, 2015

Healthcare providers are chiefly concerned with two things: Ensuring patients receive the highest quality of care, and getting paid for that care. Despite advances in medical technology and a declining number of uninsured Americans, hospitals still experience difficulty getting paid fully and in a timely manner today. Hospital and health system CEOs have named financial challenges as their No. 1 concern every year from 2012 to 2014, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives.1 Claim denials are a significant contributor to these challenges. Denials are a pervasive and persistent problem, as up to 1 in 5 claims is delayed or…

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Revenue Cycle Payment Clarity

Revenue Cycle Payment Clarity

  • April 10, 2015

What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Help Your Patients and Your Bottom Line Healthcare providers today are principally concerned with two things: first and foremost, providing quality care to patients; second, getting paid for that care. Unfortunately, while advances in medical science and technology are making it easier to help patients get well, a tidal wave of reform is making it harder to get paid. Higher deductible plans and cost sharing mean that insured patients owe more. And as patient out-of-pocket expenses rise, so will the amount of bad debt carried by hospitals. Hospitals’ total cost…

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Credible, Defensible Estimates

Credible, Defensible Estimates

  • October 14, 2013

More Accurate Upfront Financial Calculations Bring Increased Revenue, Satisfaction With Entire Care Experience By David Dyke Executive Summary In healthcare, every interaction with the patient matters. Especially in today’s environment of continuous improvement, efforts have been concentrated on coordination among providers, the patient care experience and quality outcomes–all laudable goals. Often overlooked in these improvement efforts are the front-office and back-office functions that intersect with the care experience from beginning to end. A patient’s perception of the care experience begins when the phone rings for the initial appointment or appearance in the ED, and doesn’t end until the final bill…

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