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Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is an expensive, complex, but nonetheless critical element of every healthcare operation. Mismanaged RCM operations can result in higher staff turnover, reduced patient satisfaction, crippled healthcare processes, mounting debt, damaged reputations, and poor revenue. RCM is difficult to effectively implement. Fortunately, there are modern, 21st-century solutions to the RCM dilemma that enable healthcare organizations to harness the power of technology to disentangle their RCM processes and boost their revenue.
Do you own or manage a large radiology business and are noticing a decline in your patient population? Or maybe your problem is not being able to maintain a competent workforce. If these issues describe you, your dilemma could be linked to using outdated ways for keeping records. More and more healthcare professionals are becoming aware of the need for modernizing how records are kept by using a state-of-the-art radiology information system (RIS). Here are some of the pros and cons of a radiology information system and its software, along with a few considerations and warnings. What Is a Radiology Information System? Even though radiology information systems were first introduced in the 1980s, many people are still unfamiliar with them. Basically, a radiology information system is a software system used to manage medical data and imagery. It's used to track radiology, imaging orders and billing information. The system allows you to combine several functions into a single comprehensive system.
There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.
See Past Events: 2018 | 2017 In such a dynamic industry like healthcare, you can count on there being a constant flow of new innovations emerging from a variety of medical researchers, policy experts, technology professionals, and others who provide support to help us do our primary job, taking care of patients.
We’re presenting here some easy-to-understand basics on MACRA for 2019. Many more exciting details can be found on www.cms.gov which should definitely be consulted if those details are needed.
Whether you are already a medical industry professional or have an interest in medicine and would like to expand your knowledge, it pays to make the maximum use of your time as you learn. Busy people who want to stay on top of healthcare industry developments, innovations, and the latest news may not be able to devote much attention to reading books or journals, let alone watching lengthy documentaries.
Telehealth and telemedicine are making great strides being accepted by health insurance carriers. this will open markets with the variety of multi-state compacts that make nurses, physicians, therapists, and other regulated, licensed health care providers able to practice across state line. The federal government, hoping to improve access and reduce costs, has embraced telemedicine for the VA system and Tricare, the medical insurance for military retirees.
It's easy to become complacent using the same medical file procedures you've used for years. If the old way of filing medical information worked well in your practice for decades, it likely isn't now in the era of electronic health records.
When it comes time to submit billing to government and private insurance carriers, the process can become extremely labor intensive to ensure that the payment is received. Time is money when it comes to the laboratory billing process so ensuring your office has adequate software and protocols in place. Outstanding ones will make sure the eligibility is completed and any referrals or per-authorizations are obtained prior to billing. There are roadblocks that can slow down the submission and subsequent payment of submitting billing.
Physicians who started their practices well before the dawn of the Internet naturally have a different perspective than those doctors who grew up while the world was already online, in terms of how we communicate complex and sensitive information about patients.
Many familiar objects are starting to become phased out to be substituted with digital versions. For example, we read e-books on our portable devices, listen to digital music instead of purchasing physical recordings, and enjoy streaming videos instead of going to a store to buy a Blu-ray disc. Paper prescriptions signed by the hand of a physician are another example of objects going digital. If you currently rely on paper prescriptions but have some awareness that electronic prescriptions offer some benefits, read on to learn how they can improve your practice and the patient experience.