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Healthcare Industry Challenges

There's no shortage of change in the healthcare industry, and change brings challenges. Keep up with the latest tools and information here.

  • 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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  • Providers should assume status quo on MACRA

    Providers should assume status quo on MACRA

    Providers unsure about whether to proceed with MACRA activities in 2017 are urged to continue documenting, despite the atmosphere in Washington, D.C.

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  • Medicare and Medicaid could face dramatic change

    Medicare and Medicaid could face dramatic change

    Changes are around the corner now that a new administration is in place. Medicare and Medicaid will be under scrutiny as legislators consider their future.

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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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  • Looking into the unknown: a 2017 healthcare preview

    Looking into the unknown: a 2017 healthcare preview

    With a major change in political leadership, healthcare policy is up in the air. Congress will tackle its plans for reshaping the industry in January.

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  • President signs landmark mental health reform

    President signs landmark mental health reform

    As part of the 21st Century Cures Act, mental health reform has become law with the president’s signature in December 2016. It’s the most significant mental health reform in more than 50 years.

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  • What’s to become of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

    What’s to become of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

    With "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act a campaign mantra, speculation abounds about whether and how this can be accomplished. Time will tell.

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  • President's mental health parity task force weighs in

    President's mental health parity task force weighs in

    Multiple government agencies weighed in at the end of October on the best way to achieve and enforce mental health parity in insurance coverage.

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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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  • Open Enrollment: Lessons from Medicaid Managed Care

    Open Enrollment: Lessons from Medicaid Managed Care

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  • Savings from Accountable Care Organizations continue adding up

    Savings from Accountable Care Organizations continue adding up

    Accountable care organizations saved $466 million in 2015, and smaller ACOs were actually more likely to hit their targets.

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  • A positive side to changing payment models   

    A positive side to changing payment models   

    Changing payment models are coming, but post-acute days are projected to increase. SNFs that prepare now will be well positioned for the future.

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  • [Infographic] Eligibility Checks: The Hard Way or the Easy Way?

    [Infographic] Eligibility Checks: The Hard Way or the Easy Way?

    Do you verify patients’ insurance on payer websites? Check out this infographic to see the streamlined workflow of insurance checking software.

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  • New health insurance eligibility game plans needed for 2017

    New health insurance eligibility game plans needed for 2017

    Medical providers would be wise to start thinking about insurance eligibility as the start to 2017 promises to be especially challenging.

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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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    SNF Pros Speak Out

    Skilled nursing professionals told us that their top challenges include constant change, billing and financial issues, and doing more with less.

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  • Top 5 Challenges for CFOs at Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Top 5 Challenges for CFOs at Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Discover the top 5 challenges from CFOs at skilled nursing facilities, along with solutions they’ve implemented for SNF revenue cycle management.

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  • Catching Insurance Changes

    Catching Insurance Changes

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