Health iPASS Insights

Patient Revenue Cycle Solutions on the Horizon at the 2018 Indiana MGMA Conference

Posted by Greg Rakas on Jul 17, 2018 1:42:42 PM

Guess what? Lightening does strike twice! After a successful Illinois MGMA conference this past weekend in Naperville, IL, Health iPASS is thundering back again July 19-20 at the Indiana Medical Group Management Association (IMGMA) Annual Meeting at the beautiful French Lick Resort in French Lick, IN. The reserved block of rooms is fully booked, so it appears people are looking forward to attending!

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, The HealthiPASS Solution, Conference Announcements & Recaps, patient revenue cycle

Healthcare Price Transparency and Patient Payment Convenience on Full Display at 2018 IL MGMA

Posted by Greg Rakas on Jul 10, 2018 9:41:41 AM

Health iPASS is attending the 2018 IL MGMA conference this week (July 12th and 13th) in Naperville, IL where we hope to connect with medical practices and discuss strategies they can implement to better optimize their patient revenue cycle.  This year's conference theme is: "Teeing Up Your Practice for a Hole in One" and features pre-scheduled educational sessions covering topics such as:

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Millennials as Employees: It's All About the Tech, Baby!

Posted by Ramya Maramraju on Jun 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Most millennials like myself grew up playing video games, whether it was online or through consoles like Wii and Xbox. What intrigued me the most about playing video games was the challenge of conquering each consecutive level as quickly as I could.  My gaming experience fuels my eagerness to see instant results in the work that I do --  a trait that I have carried along through the years, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Traits like this are cultivated from the fast-paced, technology-fueled society in which millennials have grown into adulthood. These generation-defining traits will have a deep impact on the evolution of the modern workplace, forcing unconventional changes to take place.

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Topics: The HealthiPASS Solution, Millennials, employee engagement

Health iPASS Named one of the "20 Most Promising Technology Companies" in 2018

Posted by Imran Ahmad on Jun 25, 2018 1:45:27 PM

One of the telltale signs that the hard work you put into making your company a success is paying off comes through recognition from prestigious and influential organizations. Today, we want to share the good news that Health iPASS was just named as one of the 2018 20 Most Promising Technology Companies by SiliconIndia

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Topics: Innovation, patient revenue cycle, revenue cycle, awards, SiliconIndia, leadership

Finding Your Patient Revenue Cycle Oasis: Optimizing Dermatology Payment Models

Posted by Corbin Blakey on Jun 20, 2018 1:23:50 PM

You are a small to mid-sized dermatology practice, just trying to make your way in the world. Lately, you’ve found yourself in the middle of a revenue cycle jungle. The daily frustrations are driving up your emotional temperature and the stress is clinging to you like a wet blanket. You are struggling to work with multiple payers, and the claims denials keep coming at you like mosquitos, sucking the income away from your practice.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, POS Technology, Patient Payments, Dermatology

Rhode Island Latest State to Enact Healthcare Price Transparency Legislation

Posted by Rajesh Voddiraju on Jun 11, 2018 12:53:25 PM

The idea seemed simple. Create a medical insurance group and establish a network of care rendered by  doctors and other professionals who have agreed by contract to treat patients in accordance with the medical insurance group's guidelines and fee schedules. Stay inside the network and associated medical fees are covered. Go outside the network and risk facing pricey medical bills that the insurance company won't cover.  Simple in concept yes, but as managed care evolved in the U.S. and cost containment initiatives became more complicated to administer, many doctors and providers began to drop from managed care networks in favor of more lucrative payer models, but this created even more reimbursement complexities and confusion. 

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Payments, price transparency, out of network

Transforming Your Practice with Patient Revenue Cycle Technology

Posted by John Trader on Jun 4, 2018 12:05:07 PM

The theme for this year's 2018 New Jersey Medical Group Management Association (NJMGMA) Practice Management Conference is "Transforming Through Technology" which is quite apt when you consider the industry wide push to adopt and implement new technological tools that create efficiency, improve patient retention, and increase revenue. From new cloud data storage solutions to electronic scheduling to patient portals to tablets in the exam room, new health IT tools are permeating practices seeking ways to cut costs, improve the quality of care, and add to their bottom lines.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, Patient Payments, The HealthiPASS Solution, Conference Announcements & Recaps

Cultivating Your Online Reputation to Boost Patient Retention

Posted by Allyson Howard on May 31, 2018 1:19:52 PM

I live in the Chicago suburbs, and during this time of year, everyone is outside working on their lawns. Right now, my lawn looks beautiful—lush and green, free of weeds and carefully mowed in attractive lines. Call me lawn-obsessed, but when I see a dandelion appear in the middle of my pristine lawn, I’m out there with a trowel ready to dig it up. As the summer gets hotter, our lawn must be watered as much as possible within the limits established by our town, so it doesn’t become a yellow, brittle mess.

Just like a suburban lawn, the online reputation of small businesses, including medical providers, must be judiciously maintained. Bad reviews can be like those pesky dandelions—no matter how pretty the rest of the lawn is, just a few of them can be what visitors to your home see first.

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Topics: Patient Perspective, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Retention, price transparency

Join Us at C-Bones 2018 for a Weekend of Patient Revenue Cycle Management Discovery!

Posted by Mark McGregor on May 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Motivational Speaker and Writer (3)State mottos are interesting things. No one spends much time thinking about them unless they are playing the license plate game or working on a 4th grade social studies project. However, as the Health iPASS team heads out to the Golden State for the California Bones (C-Bones) conference next weekend, May 31-June 4, 2018, we think that California’s state motto is particularly apt for the occasion: Eureka! This term was coined by Greek mathematician Archimedes meaning, “I have found it,” and refers to the discovery of gold in California that kicked off the famous Gold Rush. We are confident that you will see that there is so much to find at the C-Bones Conference!

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, Healthcare Technology, Conference Announcements & Recaps

Visit Us in Booth #9 at the Utah MGMA Conference and Learn How to Promote Price Transparency and Improve Patient Net Collection Rates

Posted by Mark McGregor on May 15, 2018 6:00:00 PM

A December 2018 report released by Price Waterhouse Cooper’s (PwC) Health Research Institute forecasted price transparency as one of the top 12 driving forces in healthcare in the coming year, and this prediction has proven to be quite accurate. While transparency in prescription drug costs appears to be on the horizon at the federal level, more and more states are enacting price transparency legislation for general healthcare and care-related procedures.

After a damning 2014 report by the Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute which gave 43 out of 50 states an “F” on healthcare price transparency, many states are moving to make a change. For example, Colorado’s Transparency in Health Care Prices Act, which went into effect in January of 2018, requires hospitals to post self-pay prices for the 15 most common procedures. As Health iPASS heads to the 2018 Utah MGMA conference, we can’t help but wonder how this recent legislation in Colorado will affect price transparency for its neighbor, Utah.

Adopting a revenue cycle management tool like Health iPASS can help your practice weather the storm as state legislation and consumer demand for healthcare price transparency continue to increase. Come visit Mark McGregor at Booth #9 at the Utah MGMA conference to find out how Health iPASS can help your practice provide greater price transparency while increasing your operating income, lowering collection costs, and boosting patient engagement and satisfaction.

Colorado’s 2018 price transparency legislation is only the beginning of this watershed year for healthcare. At the time of this post, at least 16 other states are working on ways to lower costs and help patients understand their healthcare financial responsibilities. No matter where you look, it appears that there’s a healthcare price transparency storm brewing, and it’s coming your way. It begs the question, where’s your umbrella? Read More

Topics: Patient Check-in, Revenue Cycle Management, Patient Consumerism, The HealthiPASS Solution, Financial Transparency