Monthly Archives: September 2016

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How All Payer Claims Databases Could Resolve Patient Payment Issues

For over a decade now, states across the US have been trying to get all payer claims databases, or APCD’s, off the ground. Essentially, these state-managed databases collect information from insurers about many aspects of the healthcare, claims, and payment system, including ICD-10 diagnosis codes, charges for services at each care provider, how much was paid by both the insurer and the insured, and demographic information about the patient. Continue reading How All Payer Claims Databases Could Resolve Patient Payment Issues

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Strategic Outsourcing to Promote Health System Growth

For a health system or hospital, the decision to outsource any element of their services must be carefully considered. New technology makes it easier than ever for vendors and a care provider to stay in communication about outsourced services.  But, some decision-makers are still leery about quality control and efficiency once a set of tasks is handed over to a third party. As long as the hospital or health system finds a contractor they can trust, there are several clear ways that outsourcing can help a health system improve performance and profitability. Continue reading Strategic Outsourcing to Promote Health System Growth