Archive for The Month of January, 2018

Archive for the Month of January, 2018

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the month of January, 2018.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the month of January, 2018.

You can browse this month's archives by clicking the "More" button from any of the excerpts below.

EHR Use and Administrative Burden Accelerate Burnout

In response to a new study about high levels of physician burnout among family physicians, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center family physician Donald O. Mack, MD, suggested the recent transition to a value-based care system and increased EHR use may have augmented the problem. “Burnout is associated with lower patient satisfaction and care quality, higher medical error rates and malpractice risk, higher physician and staff turnover, physician substance abuse/addiction, and physician suicide,” he wrote. “The causes are numerous, and in many cases physicians point to the increasing demands of electronic medical records, quality metrics, administrative tasks such as prior authorization, and value-based payment requirements, which take time away from

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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RCM tip: Identifying the root causes of denials

Discovering the reason for a hospital claim denial can help healthcare organizations improve revenue cycle performance, according to Susan Eilman, senior healthcare consultant for revenue cycle transformation at Hayes Management Consulting. Ms. Eilman shared the following tip with Becker’s Hospital Review. “Recently I was working with a revenue cycle director who researched root causes for registration and eligibility denials and identified a specific clinic with a denial rate of 42 percent. This director contacted the clinic and asked the clinical director, ‘Why does your location have a denial rate of 42 percent due to registration and eligibility denials when the industry standard is less than 5 percent?’ The clinical director

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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