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As patient financial responsibility continues to increase in a more consumer-focused healthcare environment, more hospitals are shifting healthcare revenue cycle management strategies to improve patient collections. Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Illinois is one of these healthcare organizations.

Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced that it will be using the HL7® FHIR® standard for sharing critical data between payers and providers, including patient eligibility and benefits, lab tests, diagnoses, medical attachments, ADT, and other healthcare information.

Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced the availability of a low-cost online education series that will help physician practices meet HIPAA training requirements.

“Give the lady what she wants,” was the mantra of Marshall Field, the 19th century retail titan whose eponymous Chicago department store was world-renown for delivering outstanding customer experiences (CX). Today, digital communication and service technology have opened a world of endlessly creative possibilities for CX built on many of the same innovations that Field pioneered 150 years ago, including identifying consumer preferences and offering transparent and consistent pricing.

Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) for Electronic Health Networks (EHN) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).

The public is being primed to take on more financial responsibility for their healthcare costs, with unprecedentedly high deductibles and co-insurance among the most notable drivers. It’s expected that even more employers will offer these high-deductible plans in 2016, compelling employees to pay for an even larger portion of their healthcare services. That is, if they schedule them at all.

Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced the release of a free eBook to help hospitals and physician practices rethink the management of their revenue cycle as increasing numbers of patients take on greater financial responsibility for the care they receive.

Under pressure from federal and state regulators to improve the timeliness and accuracy of provider directories, health insurers are looking to software vendors for answers. In this article from Health Data Management, Availity CEO, Russ Thomas, explains how Availity is working with America’s Health Insurance Plans to address inaccurate provider data with their Provider Data Management solution.