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Healthcare Revenue Cycle and Finance
By Vasilios Nassiopoulos – It has been more than a year since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. While it will be years before we truly know the effect it will have on our overall health, economy and society, there are a lot of things we do know about the impact on health systems.
AAPC announced an international distribution agreement with the American Medical Association that will facilitate access and adoption of the Current Procedural Terminology content for global users.
As new cases of COVID-19 in the United States were peaking in late 2020, most physicians reported that health plans continued to impose bureaucratic prior authorization policies that delay access to necessary care and sometimes result in serious harm to patients, according to new survey results issued by the AMA.
By Josh Rubel – Even as it appears the combination of distancing, treatment and vaccines is helping, questions associated with quality, cost and access to care continue to vex the entire healthcare ecosystem. With a significantly stressed and strained provider landscape, how will the healthcare economy respond?
By Diane Janowiak – In today’s quality-driven, outcomes-focused landscape, it is important for healthcare organizations to strike the proper balance between driving better patient outcomes and enhancing efficiencies while still controlling overhead costs.
Latest news being reported on payers and the health insurance industry including news from CVS Health Corporation, Humana, Anthem Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, Oscar Health, AHIP, Insurance Quotes and more.
By David W. Johnson – Healthcare’s Administrative “Sludge” Is Worse than You Think – Given its scale, it’s not surprising that healthcare is rife with positive and negative externalities. Covid vaccinations, for example, reduce infection risk for those who have not received shots.
By Rick Stevens – 2020 threw its share of curveballs at healthcare revenue cycle leaders. From drops in patient volumes to rises in self-pay receivables, new tactics and strategies were essential to stay in the game.