ABILITY Blog

Read the latest on healthcare billing, admissions, revenue cycle management, and other industry trends.

  • 3 benefits you’re missing out on if you’re still using multiple claims management systems

    3 benefits you’re missing out on if you’re still using multiple claims management systems

    We live in a world where technology seems to connect just about everything. At home, we ask Google to turn on the lights and wake up our kids. On the way to work, we ask Siri to place our favorite...

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  • How to optimize your clinical data for SNF surveys and PDPM reimbursement

    How to optimize your clinical data for SNF surveys and PDPM reimbursement

    A lot has happened since last summer when CMS issued guidance for surveys and enhanced enforcement around infection control at skilled nursing facilities. The regulatory agency also authorized...

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  • Long-term care facilities now required to report COVID-19 vaccinations under new CMS rule

    Long-term care facilities now required to report COVID-19 vaccinations under new CMS rule

    Long-term care facilities must now have programs in place to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to all residents and staff who wish to receive them and provide information on the benefits of the...

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  • How a SaaS-based scheduling system can help overcome the healthcare staffing crisis

    How a SaaS-based scheduling system can help overcome the healthcare staffing crisis

    Caregiver shortages and high turnover rates are growing concerns across the country. At the center of the looming crisis, healthcare organizations do not have the luxury of taking a wait-and-see...

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  • With permanent Medicare coverage, telehealth is here to stay

    With permanent Medicare coverage, telehealth is here to stay

    Is your healthcare organization ready for the virtual revolution? Last year, the healthcare market widely embraced telehealth services to help patients who were quarantining and practicing social...

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  • Celebrating healthcare heroes during Nurses Month

    Celebrating healthcare heroes during Nurses Month

    Happy Nurses Week and Nurses Month! After the courageous and tireless efforts of nurses over the last months, it’s so appropriate to have Nurses Week expanded to Nurses Month. We’re excited to...

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  • How new legislation and policies impact SNF infection prevention and control

    How new legislation and policies impact SNF infection prevention and control

    The American Rescue Plan of 2021, which includes resources for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), was signed into law in March. And in April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

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  • Empower nurses – and boost retention – with 7 practical strategies

    Empower nurses – and boost retention – with 7 practical strategies

    Even before the pandemic pushed the healthcare industry to the brink, the U.S. was already facing a massive shortage of nurses, with a deficit of over 900,000 nurses projected by 2030.1 At the...

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  • Three ways to simplify denial management and achieve cleaner claims

    Three ways to simplify denial management and achieve cleaner claims

    It’s no secret that it’s getting harder for healthcare organizations to get paid for their work. As a trusted provider, you are under increasing pressure to collect more money and cut operational...

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  • New HETS updates to include latest COVID-19 vaccine data, code changes and more

    New HETS updates to include latest COVID-19 vaccine data, code changes and more

    Important updates are coming to HETS, the eligibility verification system used by healthcare providers to interact with Medicare. The changes will feature updates on COVID-19 vaccine...

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  • Bring efficiency and visibility to COVID vaccine distribution

    Bring efficiency and visibility to COVID vaccine distribution

    After months of battling COVID-19, healthcare workers were hopeful that vaccinations would offer some much-needed light in a long pandemic tunnel. Unfortunately, the process has often been rocky....

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  • Choosing a mobile scheduling app that empowers your staff

    Choosing a mobile scheduling app that empowers your staff

    In many areas of our lives, mobile apps have become integrated into our daily routines. We order groceries, coordinate curbside pick-up of lunch, track our fitness, schedule dinner with friends,...

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  • Five leading practices to streamline your open shift management process

    Five leading practices to streamline your open shift management process

    What does the time leading up to each shift look like within your hospital? • Is there a frantic scramble to find staff who might be available to pick up critical open shifts? • Are patients...

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  • COVID-19 vaccinations: ABILITY helps providers get paid

    COVID-19 vaccinations: ABILITY helps providers get paid

    Now that COVID-19 vaccinations are available, providers across the care continuum are dealing with the same question: How will I be reimbursed for administering the vaccine? As you likely know,...

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  • Making sense of the new No Pay RAP

    Making sense of the new No Pay RAP

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking the final step in eliminating up-front payments for services rendered across the healthcare industry. A new No Pay RAP (Request for...

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  • How to Master Webside Skills for Telehealth Success

    How to Master Webside Skills for Telehealth Success

    For many practices, a successful transition from in-person to online care is about much more than finding the right virtual care platform. It’s also critical to consider updated regulations...

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  • Optimize your workforce with organization-wide visibility

    Optimize your workforce with organization-wide visibility

    Healthcare facilities have often relied to some degree on traveling nurses and visiting physicians or specialists. Especially in locations where full-time positions aren’t necessary or realistic,...

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  • Mobile readiness is a must-have for scheduling software

    Mobile readiness is a must-have for scheduling software

    In an environment where the expectation is quickly becoming “anytime, anywhere” access to data, the need for mobility in staff scheduling has never been greater. For starters, consider the...

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  • Secure COVID-19 relief funds for your skilled nursing facility

    Secure COVID-19 relief funds for your skilled nursing facility

    Has your skilled nursing facility been diligent in tracking infection control and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, your facility could be eligible for a portion of the $2 billion in...

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  • CMS audits have restarted: how skilled nursing facilities can prepare

    CMS audits have restarted: how skilled nursing facilities can prepare

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) resumed Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) and Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) medical review audits in August. Here’s what you need to...

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