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Actionable insights for medical business professionals

Because patients are paying more out of pocket for their healthcare, you might be focusing on improving patient collection processes. While that’s critical, it’s also important not to lose sight of the other side of the revenue equation—the payer. Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC, an expert on medical practice operations and revenue cycle management, shares her thoughts on how to approach denials in your organization.

With all the uncertainty, there’s one question that keeps surfacing—will risk adjustment go away if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? The answer is no and here’s why – risk-based financial models extend far beyond those included in the ACA.

We’re gearing up for #HIMSS17 with an update on one of our favorite topics – Payer/Provider Collaboration! Join us Friday, 2/10 at 1pm ET, for our fifth #AskAvaility tweetchat and let us know what you think 2017 holds for #healthcare collaboration.

As part of a partnership with the Illinois Critical Access Hospital (ICAHN), Availity is working with several hospitals across the state to streamline registration operations and improve patient collections. By implementing our Patient Access solution, several have seen significant improvements, which have helped them maintain financial viability in a changing healthcare marketplace. In a newly published case study, we look at the challenges these hospitals face and the success they’ve had to date.

In this episode of Availity Access, Jeff Chester, Availity’s Chief Revenue Officer and Senior Vice President, discusses what he sees as the big healthcare trends in 2017.