This week's top stories include a push for a stronger focus on population health to improve health disparities, while drops in admissions put a financial squeeze on smaller and rural…
The numbers represent a 2,632% increase compared to the same time period last year.
Hospital and health plan leaders also see revenue cycle management as an area of innovation that's stood out during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from KLAS and CCM.
At the practice, appointment reminders have helped boost collections per visit by 7%; revenue cycle management cost per visit was reduced by 30%; and arrival rates have increased 2.5%.
The company says its name is too similar to its CarePort Health subsidiary, and is "highly likely to cause confusion."
The financial IT used by University Physicians’ Association increased patient payments by 43%, and the payment lag for self-pay patients is down 20 days. “That’s huge,” a UPA exec says.
Hospital associations call the threat from CMS to withhold Medicare and Medicaid participation for non-compliant data reporting "reckless."
Rather than trying to replace in-person care, telehealth in the future will complement and enhance it, said Amwell's Roy Schoenberg, during a conversation with Google Cloud's Aashima Gupta.
Amwell told Healthcare It News that it believes the claims lack merit and that it intends to "defend against them vigorously."
Jason Gorevic and Glen Tullman see the deal as a way to offer a longitudinal relationship between clinicians and patients, bringing doctors, digital tools and data science together for better…