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News - Latest on Price Transparency

January 09, 2020


What to Watch in 2020

As is usually the case at the beginning of a year, health care providers can expect new rules and regulation changes from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Recently, there has been significant policymaker focus on the issues of price transparency. Here’s a look how some of the changes could impact health care providers and insurance plans.

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News - Latest Rules & Legislative Updates

January 03, 2020


What to Watch in 2020

As is usually the case at the beginning of a year, health care providers can expect new rules and regulation changes from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Recently, there has been significant policymaker focus on the issues of price transparency, health IT and the Final Rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).

Here’s a look at some of the changes you’ll want to know about.

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Do You Speak Revenue Cycle Management?

August 08, 2019

Revenue Cycle Management is a vast operation for every healthcare organization starting prior to patient intake and continuing on through to financial reporting. Each stage of the healthcare revenue cycle has its own terminology that, for mere mortals (all of us), can increase the complexity of our day-to-day and make the job harder!

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News - OS inc. adds Catherine Boerner, JD, CHC as Compliance Advisor

August 05, 2019

OS inc. has engaged Catherine Boerner, JD, CHC to be an advisor on Compliance related activities for the company. Catherine will advise the company on compliance, security and privacy functions. The President of Boerner Consulting, LLC, Catherine has been supporting Compliance Officers, Privacy Officers and Security Officers for over 20 years. Catherine has served on the national Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Board of Directors and is a past-President of HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin (HIPAA COW) where she continues to serve on the board.

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News - Hegwood named efficientC Director of Client Solutions

March 18, 2019

efficientC has named Chris Hegwood as Director of Client Solutions. He will be responsible for developing new partnership opportunities with healthcare organizations, focusing on customized solutions to meet each client’s individual revenue cycle needs.

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No Denials Tool in Place Means Opportunity for Improvement

July 20, 2016

A recent study released by HIMSS Analytics found that 31% of providers do not have a formal denials management tool in place and use a manual process.

Healthcare IT News responded with this article on how this creates opportunities for providers and vendors alike, as 60 percent of respondents that do not utilize a denials management tool plan to purchase one within the year. “That means the industry is essentially on the cusp of all providers needing a modern and effective way to handle denied claims,” says the article.

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No Experience Required: Building Your Best Business Office Team Ever

June 27, 2016
No Experience Required: Building Your Best Business Office Team Ever

Building a winning team in your business office is achieved by hiring, developing and retaining talented individuals - and by making a clean break with those staff who are culture killers. Over the past few years, OS has changed its hiring model from pursing candidates with experience to seeking out specific characteristics and values using interview techniques and skills assessments.

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Reward Staff to Keep A/R in Shape

December 06, 2015
Reward Staff to Keep A/R in Shape

Keeping your high dollar balances in check can have a huge impact on your A/R and cash flow.  The key is to find that sweet spot, where 80% of your outstanding A/R makes up about 20% of the total number of accounts.  Simply put, the goal is to touch the least amount of accounts while having the greatest potential to bring in cash, or as the phrase goes, the biggest bang for your buck. But keeping staff focused on resolving those high dollar accounts in the most efficient manner can take creativity.

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3 Tips to Prepare for ICD-10 Right Now

October 05, 2015

Past delays have left Providers wary of the impending ICD-10 transition date, currently set as October 1, 2015. Some groups are pushing for a delay, some are not. Some groups are ready; others are still compiling resources to prepare their staff. No matter the stance or preparedness, all providers seem to have one thought in common - the uncertainty of the ICD-10 deadline.

However, with the recent passing of the Medicare reform package (SRG bill) that made no mention of an ICD-10 delay, most organizations closely following ICD-10 believe the October 1 transition date will stand firm.  At this stage, providers should actively test with their vendors and major payers and ensure contingency plans are in place.

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How Tracking Payer Turnaround Will Benefit Your Business Office — OS inc.

July 13, 2015

Do you know your payers' average turnaround times? Using analytics to pinpoint payment speed can mean big benefits for your business office.

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