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Rajesh Voddiraju

Rajesh Voddiraju is the CEO of HealthiPASS. His recent venture (CVM Solutions) went from idea to Inc 500/5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.S., while serving over 300 Fortune 1000 clients. He is also an investor in a chain of immediate care centers, in the Chicagoland area with 22+ years in technology & executive management roles. Rajesh holds a BS/MS in Computer Science; management programs at UCLA and Tuck. He is also the recipient of several awards & honors, speaking engagements and publications.
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IBJI Chooses Health iPASS to Help Optimize Patient Payments and Promote Price Transparency

Posted by Rajesh Voddiraju on Sep 19, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Health iPASS is excited to announce our newest partnership with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI), one of the largest orthopedic group practices in Illinois. Our team has been working hard to develop this relationship, and we are proud that a market mover such as IBJI has selected us as their patient revenue cycle solution.

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Topics: Patient Payments, The HealthiPASS Solution, price transparency, patient revenue cycle, HDHPs, healthcare consumerism

True Symbiosis: Health iPASS Announces Strategic Partnership with DoctorConnect

Posted by Rajesh Voddiraju on Aug 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Take a look around in nature, and you will see thousands upon thousands of examples of symbiotic relationships between different organisms. Symbiotic relationships are those in which both parties experience mutual benefits. Think of the clown fish and anemone in Finding Nemo. As Health iPASS continues our mission to lead patient revenue cycle management we continuously seek this type of win-win relationship with those who swim in our same industry fishbowl.

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Topics: Patient Consumerism, The HealthiPASS Solution, healthcare payments, patient revenue cycle, revenue cycle, Partnerships

Introducing the Health iPASS Cash Flow Calculator: Our New Revenue Cycle Tool Evaluates Your Performance Against Industry Benchmarks

Posted by Rajesh Voddiraju on Jul 24, 2018 8:00:31 AM

The world of finance has always been a constant exercise in assessing performance and then comparing that performance to a standard, or benchmark. The healthcare industry is particularly acute at paying attention to benchmarks since many areas of performance are tied into meeting or exceeding standards in order to receive compensation, recognition, or to qualify for incentives and discounts. 

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Topics: Patient Payments, patient revenue cycle, Cash Flow Calculator, patient net collection rate

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

Health iPASS Announces Our Rebranding Just in Time for Spring

Posted by Rajesh Voddiraju on Apr 12, 2018 9:22:26 AM

It’s mid-April, and spring is in the air. People love spring because it’s a time of renewal. Folks can walk down the same old street, but there’s a new sweetness in the air that makes them feel awake and alive. That’s why spring is the perfect time for us to introduce our new Health iPASS branding initiative.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, The HealthiPASS Solution, healthcare payments, Innovation

New Podcast: Unraveling the Mystery of how to Optimize Patient Net Collections in Healthcare

Posted by Rajesh Voddiraju on Mar 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

When David Williams from Health Business Group asked me to be a guest on his podcast to talk about the current state of patient payments in healthcare, I jumped at the opportunity. Not only are David and his team dialed in to the latest innovative healthcare technology, they are experts in best practices and benchmarking, helping companies navigate and solve the complexities of issues such as how to optimize the patient revenue cycle.

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Topics: Patient Payments

Why Current Revenue Cycle Tools are Insufficient to Address Patient as a Payer

Posted by Rajesh Voddiraju on Mar 10, 2018 11:48:10 AM

One of the most important aspects of a successful healthcare organization is effective revenue cycle management. Although in the past, patient accounts were managed primarily by bulky paper files, the 2009 HITECH ACT now mandates they are stored electronically.  Electronic health record systems can make the work of billing and payment more efficient, but many are not set up to fit the new dynamic in health care-- addressing the patient as a payer. Therefore, these revenue cycle systems can still fall short in making sure patients are both empowered and informed about the cost of care, limiting their ability to become smarter healthcare consumers. 

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, The HealthiPASS Solution

Expect to See More Healthcare Price Transparency in 2018

Posted by Rajesh Voddiraju on Jan 3, 2018 4:41:23 PM

A new Colorado law that took effect on January 1st, 2018 requires hospitals to post self-pay prices for the most common procedures and treatments they offer and physician offices to to post the prices for their 15 most common procedures. How's that for a step in the right direction in the name of healthcare pricing transparency?

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