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  • 4 Barriers to Addressing the Expanding Opioid Crisis

    4 Barriers to Addressing the Expanding Opioid Crisis

    Opioids have been in the news as funds are pledged to address the crisis and revelations about the death of Prince unfold. Progress is underway, but slowly.

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  • [Infographic] Top 2017 strategic initiatives for post-acute care facilities

    [Infographic] Top 2017 strategic initiatives for post-acute care facilities

    View the results from a national survey conducted by ABILITY Network. We asked post-acute care facilities to tell us their top strategic initiative in 2017. See how you compare with your peers!

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  • Occupational therapists deliver patient independence and cost savings

    Occupational therapists deliver patient independence and cost savings

    April is Occupational Therapy month and a chance to celebrate the cost-savings and quality of care OTs bring to the healthcare system.

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  • Uncharted Waters for Healthcare After GOP Plan Pulled

    Uncharted Waters for Healthcare After GOP Plan Pulled

    Events are unfolding quickly in Washington DC following the dramatic withdrawal of a healthcare bill intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Two groups could give telehealth the traction it needs

    Two groups could give telehealth the traction it needs

    Telehealth is making inroads but its larger promise still seems far off. Veterans and Baby Boomers could change all of that.

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  • Will physicians be burned by MACRA surprises?

    Will physicians be burned by MACRA surprises?

    MACRA is here and physicians and other providers eligible to bill Medicare should be collecting their data now, as it will impact their payments in 2019.

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  • Diving into the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) ‘Final Rule’ on arbitration agreements

    Diving into the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) ‘Final Rule’ on arbitration agreements

    CMS issued its Final Rule for skilled nursing facilities in fall 2016. What you need to know about how to implement new rules on binding arbitration.

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  • Are eligibility changes putting you at risk?

    Are eligibility changes putting you at risk?

    In the midst of potential changes to the ACA it can be easy to forget the importance of the basics like patient eligibility. Checking for changes in patient insurance coverage will always be a top...

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  • Value-based care: burden or benefit?

    Value-based care: burden or benefit?

    With the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s hard to know which features of the program, if any, will be preserved.

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  • Is patient bad debt hurting your bottom line?

    Is patient bad debt hurting your bottom line?

    Healthcare providers are increasingly finding themselves acting as banks and bill collectors when it comes to getting paid for care. With the rise of high-deductible health plans and other...

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  • Avoid patient coverage surprises after Open Enrollment

    Avoid patient coverage surprises after Open Enrollment

    Open enrollment can create uncertainty and costly oversights for every healthcare provider. Here's what you can do to avoid patient coverage surprises.

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  • The Unwelcome Surprise: Patient Insurance Changes

    The Unwelcome Surprise: Patient Insurance Changes

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  • ABILITY Network announces 2016 HomeCare Elite® honorees

    ABILITY Network announces 2016 HomeCare Elite® honorees

    The 2016 HomeCare Elite® winners represent the top home health agencies. As payers shift to value-based payments, performance measures are vital.

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  • The Top Challenges Facing SNF Professionals: We Asked, You Answered

    The Top Challenges Facing SNF Professionals: We Asked, You Answered

    A recent survey of 900 SNF professionals found a lack of time, technology and resources. How are they tackling these challenges?

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  • Why payroll vendors may fall short for PBJ reporting

    Why payroll vendors may fall short for PBJ reporting

    The first PBJ reporting deadline is near, and some SNFs are relying on payroll vendors to help them meet it. Read why this may not be the best solution.

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  • Industry relief and reactions to MACRA final rules

    Industry relief and reactions to MACRA final rules

    Physicians may be breathing a sigh of relief that CMS has issued final rules for MACRA. Reports and commentaries are flowing in from industry observers.

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  • Proposed CMS codes and fees align with realities for physicians

    Proposed CMS codes and fees align with realities for physicians

    CMS is proposing a Medicare 2017 Physician Fee Schedule that recognizes the added complexity and expanding role of the family physician.

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  • ABILITY joins CommonWell Health Alliance to support interoperability of data

    ABILITY joins CommonWell Health Alliance to support interoperability of data

    ABILITY Network has joined CommonWell Health Alliance – dedicated to the vision that health data should be available regardless of where care occurs.

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  • How admissions staff are improving the patient experience

    How admissions staff are improving the patient experience

    Today, admissions reps often perform tasks that billers used to perform. The industry must adapt to ensure a strong patient experience.

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  • Patients with high deductibles skimping even on ‘free’ healthcare

    Patients with high deductibles skimping even on ‘free’ healthcare

    As high-deductible plans become commonplace, confused patients may skip even wellness visits and screenings that cost them nothing.

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  • 5 ways to use analytics to improve the Medicare RCM workflow

    5 ways to use analytics to improve the Medicare RCM workflow

    See 5 ways your organization can apply Medicare analytics to maximize reimbursements. Revenue cycle management can be improved quickly.

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  • ABILITY | EASE® All-Payer

    ABILITY | EASE® All-Payer

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  • Medicare Advantage enrollees face challenges getting accurate network information

    Medicare Advantage enrollees face challenges getting accurate network information

    Data shows that Medicare Advantage provider directories are often inaccurate, leading to patient errors in determining Medicare Advantage eligibility.

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  • Will new star ratings for hospitals be an improvement?

    Will new star ratings for hospitals be an improvement?

    A new system of star ratings for hospitals was delayed by CMS to give the industry more time to prepare. But some data shows the current system works well.

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  • Medicare to roll out coverage for diabetes prevention

    Medicare to roll out coverage for diabetes prevention

    Medicare will soon cover diabetes prevention programs for seniors with prediabetes. A pilot program showed savings of $2,650 for each participant.

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  • Responding efficiently to scrutiny of claims

    Responding efficiently to scrutiny of claims

    Responding to ADRs can be incredibly time-consuming. At ABILITY, we’ve found that approximately 50 percent of organizations are still using paper to transmit medical documentation to their MACs....

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  • Directors of Revenue Cycle Management are in demand

    Directors of Revenue Cycle Management are in demand

    RCM director jobs are growing at many healthcare facilities, but the responsibilities are not for the faint of heart.

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