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Tessa Tinley

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare - What it Could Mean for Denied Claims

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Dec 6, 2018 2:51:34 PM
Developments in artificial intelligence have made big waves in the medical world during the last decade. Supercomputers like IBM's Watson can analyze thousands of clinical studies at a time to ...
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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, modern healthcare

The Key to Improving Patient Satisfaction

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Oct 31, 2018 2:13:32 PM
When hospitals and other healthcare providers are successful financially, it's because they make patient satisfaction one of their top priorities. Evidence from surveys shows this fact consistently, ...
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Topics: Healthcare Finance, Billing

Blockchain in Healthcare - The Next Big Thing?

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Oct 17, 2018 2:08:43 PM
The use of blockchain technology is exploding in nearly every sector of the economy - from online gambling to the exchange of fine pieces of art. According to some industry experts, healthcare may be ...
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Topics: Blockchain, modern healthcare

The Secret to a Healthy Revenue Cycle

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Sep 27, 2018 1:30:47 PM
Managing accounts receivable (A/R) is an important challenge faced by all healthcare providers. Fortunately, there are steps a clinic can take to collect outstanding balances faster and maximizing ...
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Topics: healthcare revenue cycle, revenue cycle, claim denials

How to Keep Up With Payer Policy Changes

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Sep 10, 2018 9:21:28 AM
For healthcare providers in the 21st century, keeping up with constant payer changes can feel overwhelming. In August alone, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced authorization requirement ...
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Topics: Payer Policy, best practices

The 5 Denial Types That Could Be Costing You Money

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Aug 16, 2018 4:26:04 PM
Denial rework costs providers roughly $118 per claim. An estimated $262 billion, or 9% of the estimated $3 trillion in claims submitted by hospitals last year were initially denied, according to a ...
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Topics: claim denials, denials prevention, healthcare revenue cycle

The Increasing Need for Claims Management Solutions

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Jul 31, 2018 1:20:12 PM
According to research by MarketsandMarkets, the global healthcare claims management market is expected to reach nearly $14 billion by 2023. At the start of 2018, this market was estimated to have a ...
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Topics: healthcare revenue cycle

5 Problems Holding Back Your Billing Department

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Jul 17, 2018 11:49:07 AM
Everyone at doctor's offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities throughout the country work hard to take care of patients, but cash flow is a real problem. This is a common occurrence with ...
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Topics: Billing, best practices

Front End Prevention vs. Back End Fixes - How Money Invested up Front Can Save You in the Long Run

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Jul 3, 2018 1:41:50 PM
Many providers consider claims denials just another part of business, but recent research shows that taking a prevention-focused approach to denials management can significantly reduce the number of ...
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Topics: denials prevention, claim denials

Why Denials Prevention Should Have Your Attention

Posted by Tessa Tinley on Jun 19, 2018 12:09:14 PM
According to a American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the average claim denial rate across the industry is between 5 and 10%, ultimately costing healthcare organizations roughly 3% of their ...
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Topics: Denials Management, denials prevention