Health iPASS Revenue Cycle Insights

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

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

Crain's Chicago Business Interviews Health iPASS Founder & CEO  RajeshVoddiraju

Posted by Melissa Hornberger on Apr 20, 2018 9:37:13 AM

In an article posted April 19th, 2018 based on an interview with Health iPASS CEO Rajesh Voddiraju, Crain’s Chicago Business senior reporter John Pletz asks the question, “How much will you owe for that doctor's appointment?” This very question is what drove Rajesh to found Health iPASS after his own family was faced with medical billing frustrations due to a lack of clarity in the patient collection process.

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Topics: Innovation, The HealthiPASS Solution, Patient Consumerism

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

Let Us Explain How to Future-Proof Patient Net Collections at the #AAOE2018 Conference!

Posted by Corbin Blakey on Apr 9, 2018 2:04:33 PM

Join Us3Millennials, millennials, millennials. Am I right?

It’s pretty much impossible to live in the U.S. today and not hear about how the generation known as “millennials” are changing everything from the way we eat and drink, to real estate markets, to the very shape of the U.S. economy itself. As you may know, millennials are expected to overtake Baby Boomers in population by 2019, and Generation Xers are expected to surpass Boomers in population by 2028.

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Topics: Millennials, Patient Payments, Revenue Cycle Management, The HealthiPASS Solution

Health iPASS Welcomes Imran Ahmad and Ryan Navratil to Leadership team

Posted by John Trader on Mar 13, 2018 8:27:10 AM

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." --Henry Ford

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Topics: Health iPASS new hires, The HealthiPASS Solution, Innovation

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: The HealthiPASS Solution, Revenue Cycle Management

Welcome Sudhakar Ramakrishna to the Health iPASS Board of Directors

Posted by Imran Ahmad on Mar 1, 2018 8:29:55 AM

Very excited to announce the good news that Sudhakar Ramakrishna has joined the Health iPASS Board of Directors! Mr. Ramakrishna brings a strong track record of developing Silicon Valley technology companies along with deep experience launching client facing technology products.

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Topics: The HealthiPASS Solution

Frost-Arnett CEO Offers Insight on Strategic Partnership to Improve Patient Net Collection Rates

Posted by Jason Meyer on Feb 15, 2018 4:30:50 PM

FA.pngThe following guest post was submitted by Jason Meyer, CEO of Frost-Arnett. For more information on the Frost-Arnett/Health iPASS partnership, please click here.

The proliferation of high deductible health plans (HDHP) has resulted in a dramatic increase in the amount of healthcare that is paid directly from the patient. Per The Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank, in 2016 the average deductible was $1,478, up 49% from 2011. Further, it is estimated that 25% of Americans now have high-deductible plans and there is no signs of that slowing down. As the out-of-pocket portion of the overall healthcare bill has increased dramatically, so has the amount that healthcare providers write off and end up in the bad debt setting. This has CFO’s, Directors of Revenue Cycle and Physician Practice Managers looking for alternative ways to collect more from their patients at the time of service.

With over 125 years of experience, Frost-Arnett is intimately familiar with the issue of collecting patient balances and the growing issue it is presenting our clients. As such, we continually monitor the marketplace for alternative ways we can help our clients improve collections, reduce accounts receivable outstanding and increase cash flow. We were very intrigued by the Health iPASS solution from the moment that we met Rajesh and his team. The front-end of the healthcare system – especially in the physician practice setting - has been historically very inefficient in collecting the patient portion. 

Typically that position is staffed by someone who has likely not been with the practice for a long time, has no incentive to ask for co-pays or past due balances and typically has not been trained to handle that process efficiently. Additionally, often the technology for the practice to estimate the patient pay portion of their bill is not present at the time of check in. So the point of service is not equipped to estimate and collect that amount at the time of the visit.
 

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Topics: patient pay, healthcare payments, Medical Billing, Patient Debt, Patient Check-In Kiosks, The HealthiPASS Solution, Patient Consumerism, Patient Check-in, Point of Service Payments, Revenue Cycle Management

Health iPASS CEO Rajesh Voddiraju interviewed on tastytrade financial network

Posted by HealthiPASS on Dec 14, 2017 5:17:42 PM

Wikipedia defines the term "bootstrapping" as:

"...starting a business without external help or capital."

Our Founder and CEO Rajesh Voddiraju is the perfect model for bootstrapping having started HealthiPASS with his own capital as a direct response to his own personal experience with the often confusing and complicated healthcare patient billing process. Over three years later and following a second round of funding, HealthiPASS has evolved into a revenue cycle efficiency trailblazer that is fundamentally changing patient revenue collection in healthcare with an intuitive, transparent, patient-centric solution that virtually guarantees payment.

Rajesh was invited by the online investment network tastytrade to speak about the mission and vision of HealthiPASS to help healthcare providers prevent denied claims, increase patient revenue collection, and promote cost transparency. Listen to the full interview below:

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Topics: The HealthiPASS Solution