In Pursüit

Managed Care Contract Management

Posted by Kurt Wolter on Jun 21, 2017 9:30:56 AM

Getting full reimbursement from Managed Care Contracts requires careful attention to detail throughout the Revenue Cycle. Below we'll explore some of the specific areas you can address and actions you can take to improve cash collections.

Read More

Topics: Financial Optimization, RevCycle

Healthcare IT Integration Planning - Creating the Framework

Posted by Larry Ruben on Jun 7, 2017 9:47:29 AM

As a follow up from our post last week about how fundamental it is to have a strong integration plan, let's discuss the basics of creating the framework that will set your healthcare organization up for success. 

Read More

Topics: PMO, Financial Optimization

Integration Planning is Fundamental in Healthcare IT Operations

Posted by Larry Ruben on Jun 1, 2017 8:36:55 AM

There are times that healthcare organizations (specifically healthcare IT) fail to make integration planning and leadership a fundamental component of general IT operations. While they recognize the importance of doing so, time and expertise are often in short supply. Integration needs get missed entirely, or are addressed on an ad-hoc or reactionary basis.

Read More

Topics: Financial Optimization

The Roundup: 5/26/2017

Posted by Gwen Cantarera on May 26, 2017 12:58:11 PM

It is Friday and time for another RoundUp post, but we can't go into this particular long weekend with out thanking all those in the military who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our gratitude cannot be conveyed in words alone. 

For more on what we found around the web this week, click through. 

Read More

Topics: roundup

Underutilized Tool: Cerner's Discern Visual Developer

Posted by Steve McAtee on May 16, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Just like the internet with its insatiable appetite for data, analysts, and departmental staff can also be hungry for data from the Cerner system. Many people are only aware of the few tools or reports shown to them in training or by a coworker. Many times, there is a need for data beyond what is available in routine Cerner applications. Some of us are fortunate enough to have access to and the opportunity to learn utilization of Discern Visual Developer. This application is commonly referred to as DVD or Discern Dev.

Read More

Topics: Cerner and Siemens, tips and tricks

The Roundup: 5/12/2017

Posted by Gwen Cantarera on May 12, 2017 3:07:27 PM

Since the last RonndUp edition we've exhibited at both the Cerner Southeast Regional User Group and the New England HIMSS Spring Conference! We had a wonderful time at both events meeting new people, catching up with old friends and receiving great education. Click through to read more.  

Read More

Topics: roundup

Ensure Cash Collections are Recorded Properly!

Posted by Gary Rubin on May 10, 2017 2:38:33 PM

In an earlier blog post my colleague, Daphne Fleming, discussed the possibility of hospitals and other providers no longer accepting currency (paper cash and coin) for healthcare services, essentially the beginning of the cash acceptance portion of the revenue cycle.  In this post, I want to share my perspectives on the tail end of the cash acceptance portion of the RevCycle.

Read More

Topics: Financial Optimization, RevCycle

The Foundation of a Clean Accounts Receivable

Posted by Kurt Wolter on May 5, 2017 12:25:54 PM

Remittance Processing. Cash Balancing.

Read More

Topics: Financial Optimization, RevCycle

The Roundup: Special Edition

Posted by Gwen Cantarera on Apr 28, 2017 1:05:24 PM

It's another Friday and the just about the last day of World Immunization Week!  Vaccinating children and adults is our best public health tool to date and literally millions of lives have been saved by preventing diseases. I'm celebrating by dedicating this column of The Roundup to the #VaccinesWork campaign. Click through to read more. 

Read More

Topics: PopHealth, roundup

The Roundup: 4/21/2017

Posted by Gwen Cantarera on Apr 21, 2017 2:04:14 PM

Good Afternoon and Happy Friday! I have yet another edition of the In Pursuit Round Up waiting for you, just click through! 

Read More

Topics: PopHealth, roundup