US Healthcare providers seem to be doing fine under the new healthcare law

According to the recently released Quarterly Estimates for Selected Service Industries (which includes healthcare services) report by US Census Bureau, the estimate of US selected services total revenue for the 4th quarter of 2015* increased by 1.5% when compared with third quarter of 2015 and by 2.1% when compared with the fourth quarter of 2014. […]

Why Hospitals have to urgently redesign their revenue departments

Recent statistics from American Medical Association (AMA) reveal that patients are responsible for almost a quarter of all medical costs, be it through copays, deductibles or coinsurance. This is in addition to the trend that insurance companies are increasingly pushing only higher deductibles plans into the market. Traditionally all hospitals and other provider settings have […]

What are doctors up to, these days!

Recently I had to take my son for a doctor’s appointment. He had to go see a Gastroenterologist for a stomach issue he has been having since past few days. As many of us do, we arrived at the doctor’s office a few minutes ahead of time. We go in, submit our new patient paper […]

Are hospitals missing the woods for the trees? A classic example of clinical documentation

I recently got back from the HIMSS conference which happened in Las Vegas this year. During my visit I met several companies and startups and was really excited about the ideas, concepts and solutions that were presented at the conference. It was really exciting to see so many companies working on improving the way care […]

Why it makes sense to review your transcription services

Clinical documentation service is a cost center and not a revenue center. Hence in the eyes of the hospital’s management it always takes a lower priority and is always put off to a later time. However, now more than ever, it makes huge sense to revisit your clinical documentation services. 1) Poor quality documentation can […]