ABILITY Blog

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

  • 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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  • Simplify your claims management

    Simplify your claims management

    When it comes to claims management, nothing is more exhausting and labor-intensive than jumping between portals to gather information and cross-reference the data you need. Healthcare providers...

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  • All claims management isn’t created equal: what you should know

    All claims management isn’t created equal: what you should know

    Jarred by a once-in-a-century global pandemic, market volatility and other challenges, 2020 will almost certainly be remembered for widespread uncertainty. Healthcare providers navigating this...

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  • How to prepare for the impact of MDS 3.0 for FY 2021

    How to prepare for the impact of MDS 3.0 for FY 2021

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was set to release the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 version 1.18.1 on October 1, 2020. However, the COVID-19 public health emergency upended that...

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  • Avoid postal delays with paperless claims and statements

    Avoid postal delays with paperless claims and statements

    The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing delays in mail delivery across the country. At the same time, Americans everywhere – especially vulnerable populations, such as elderly people and those...

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  • Insurance discovery: The revenue recovery tool your organization needs

    Insurance discovery: The revenue recovery tool your organization needs

    For many healthcare organizations, strong financial performance requires more than clean claims and efficient patient payment processes. A commitment to efficiency, accuracy and ongoing innovation...

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  • Desperate to trim your labor budget? Start with overtime.

    Desperate to trim your labor budget? Start with overtime.

    Labor costs consume most of a healthcare organization’s operating budget, so when it’s time to reduce costs, that’s usually the first place to look for savings. In fact, nearly half (44%) of CFOs...

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  • Is telehealth right for your practice? Key considerations for physicians interested in virtual care

    Is telehealth right for your practice? Key considerations for physicians interested in virtual care

    The rising use of telehealth over the course of this year has signaled a loud and clear message across the healthcare landscape: telehealth is the future of patient/provider interactions. However,...

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  • Looking beyond COVID-19: the top 3 telehealth challenges to start combatting now

    Looking beyond COVID-19: the top 3 telehealth challenges to start combatting now

    Telehealth services are becoming a desirable way to deliver and receive care - but challenges exist. Learn more about long-term telehealth success!

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  • Study shows disconnect between CMS infection control surveys and COVID outbreaks

    Study shows disconnect between CMS infection control surveys and COVID outbreaks

    A recent study of data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) has shown a disconnect between the results of CMS infection control surveys...

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  • CMS issues millions in infection control penalties to SNFs

    CMS issues millions in infection control penalties to SNFs

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has imposed more than $15 million in penalties on 3,400 skilled nursing facilities for failure to comply with infection control regulations in...

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  • CDC advice for managing a staffing shortage – and how ABILITY can help

    CDC advice for managing a staffing shortage – and how ABILITY can help

    Healthcare workers across the U.S. – many who thought the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic was behind them – have been hit with a blast of harsh reality. Hospitals in California, Texas, Florida and...

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  • How COVID complicates credential tracking – and what you can do to remain compliant

    How COVID complicates credential tracking – and what you can do to remain compliant

    It seems like eons since the first case of COVID appeared in the U.S. – even though it was only January. Since, we’ve been on a bit of roller coaster ride, as states have experienced peaks in...

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  • The PBJ reporting waiver has ended: what you need to know

    The PBJ reporting waiver has ended: what you need to know

    In a memorandum released on June 25, CMS announced the end of the COVID-19 emergency waiver for staffing data submissions. Back in March, CMS had granted a series of blanket waivers to lessen...

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