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Hospital RevenueBlogNews

Top 3 Hospital Revenue Management Benchmarks to Analyze Before the Year Ends 

Is your charge reconciliation process configured the right way to capture all the revenue that’s available? Are you receiving too many insurance denials? What does your charge lag look like? Are charges filed in a timely manner? Are your doctors submitting charges too late, causing delays in insurance reimbursement? How do you compare against the benchmarks?   As we approach the end of…
Dave Corbett
November 30, 2021
Infusion CodingBlogNews

Infusion Coding: Automating Your Workflows – Top 5 Benefits

Outpatient infusion coding can be confusing to even the most seasoned coding professional. With its hierarchy of appropriate codes, its counterintuitive guidelines for multiple sessions in outpatient areas, the time-based billable unit volumes, outpatient infusion can be one of the most complex coding and billing environments in healthcare today.   To deal with these complexities, these challenges might sound a little familiar:   You…
Gary Bernklow
November 22, 2021
medaptus Booth at SHM ConferenceBlogDr. Secan's InsightsNews

Key Takeaways from the SHM Leadership Academy 2021

As a Hospitalist, the pandemic never stopped us from seeing our patients face to face, in fact, it only amplified it; but as the Chief Medical Officer for medaptus, the pandemic meant we didn’t get a chance to attend conferences, events, or meet with our customers face-to-face until now. We had our first opportunity to speak face to face with Hospitalists,…
Ryan Secan
November 5, 2021
Continuity of CareBlogNews

Balancing Continuity and Geography in Physician Assignments

The struggle between Geography and Continuity within a hospital setting is a conundrum that still hasn’t been settled by today’s hospitalists. Over the past 20 years, we have worked with many different patient assignment workflows ranging from smaller hospitals to large health systems all over the country. In working with these different groups, we’ve come to realize it’s not so…
Zach Tavano
October 21, 2021
Continuity of CareBlogDr. Secan's InsightsNews

Measures of Continuity

It’s time to talk about continuity of care.  In hospital medicine, one of the biggest areas of concern is maintaining continuity of care with our patients.  It’s already disturbing to patients to come to the hospital and not be seen by their PCP (although given that it’s been more than 20 years since hospitalist medicine has been a reality, I…
Ryan Secan
October 14, 2021
E/M DistributionBlogDr. Secan's InsightsNews

E/M Distribution

The next metric in our ongoing series about hospitalist data and program management has to do with the financial health of your group.  Whether you collect your own charges, or the hospital collects them for you, the amount of revenue you generate from your practice is a key component to the success of your program (either it’s money in your…
Ryan Secan
October 7, 2021
Revenue CycleBlogNews

How to fill mid revenue cycle gaps in your EHR – Part 4: Implementing the Optimal Environment

Introducing Part 4 and the final installment of the “How to fill mid-revenue cycle gaps in your EHR” blog series. In the 3 previous installments of this blog series, we discussed everything from ensuring that all professional charges have been accounted for and properly billed, a process known as Charge Reconciliation, to the Scalability of your systems and workflows, to getting…
Length of StayBlogDr. Secan's InsightsNews

Measuring Length of Stay for Hospitalists

When you’re running a hospitalist program, there are lots of metrics you can look at to help you get a handle on how your practice is doing.  As the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t measure.  So, as the start of an ongoing series, I’d like to talk about some of the metrics I like to use to…
Ryan Secan
September 22, 2021
Charge ScrubbingBlogNews

How to fill mid-revenue cycle gaps in your EHR | Part 3: Charge Scrubbing

Charge Scrubbing Gap Like a surgeon preparing for a procedure by thoroughly washing their hands up to the elbows (or further), your revenue cycle process should include a thorough “scrubbing” before your charges are finalized for submission to your payors. Charges that are already complete and compliant will be paid faster and reduce considerably your efforts to chase reimbursement.  medaptus…
Gary Bernklow
September 9, 2021
ScalabilityBlogNews

How to fill mid-revenue cycle gaps in your EHR | Part 2: Scalability

Like most industries, healthcare is experiencing an increase in pressure to reduce cost and boost their margins. It isn’t surprising to see healthcare organizations turn to acquisitions and mergers in an effort to increase the services they offer or to reduce their competition. According to the Healthcare Finance Management Association, the trend is likely to continue as claim reimbursement rates…
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