Would Obama’s Call for SS Expansion Affect Disability Social Security?

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Social Security

Would Obama’s Call for SS Expansion Affect Disability Social Security?

On June 1, 2016, President Barack Obama called for the further expansion of the Social Security program, particularly to support retirees. Saying that “fewer and fewer people have pensions they can really count on,” Obama said that officials should work for the program’s greater “long-term health” and make it more “generous” for “today’s retirees and […]

Zika Virus

With Eligibility for Medicaid, You Can Now Get Care Against Zika Virus

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) announced on June 1, 2016 that Medicaid funds can now be used to help combat the Zika virus. This virus, transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes, causes fever, rashes and joint pain in adults. It is rarely a cause of death, but has serious health consequences […]

Louisiana Expands Bayou Health Medicaid Managed Care Program

Louisiana Expands Bayou Health Medicaid Managed Care Program

Louisiana Expands Bayou Health Medicaid Managed Care Program, Ditches Shared Savings Model Beginning in February 2015, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) revamped Bayou Health, its Medicaid managed care program. The changes are portrayed as next steps in the evolution of the relationship between Medicaid and MCO’s and the adoption of Medicaid managed care […]

revenue cycle management

What is Revenue Cycle Management and How it Improves Bottom Lines

With today’s expanding medical industry, it’s more important than ever to keep in mind that health and well-being are the first priority, not making money at the expense of your patients. By tailoring your package, you can build your brand image, ensure that your clients receive the high level of care that they deserve and […]

Hospital Revenue Cycle Management—Time is Now for Value-Based Systems

The need to transition to a value-based payment system has turned the traditional healthcare reimbursement model on its head. In a recent Healthcare Finance article, KPMG—one of the largest professional services companies in the world—announced that 74 percent of healthcare providers are now in the beginning stages of investing in the method. DECO Recovery Management […]

Social Security Disability and More: Value-Based System Implementation

All over the world, healthcare systems are struggling with cost recovery despite the hard work of well-intentioned and well-trained healthcare providers. Countless fixes have been tried—error reduction, fraud prevention, practice guidelines enforcement, electronic medical records, etc. Yet none has been able to fulfill their ‘big picture’ promise. As such, healthcare leaders and policy makers needed […]

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management: Regarding Out-of-Pocket Expenses

One of the most important aspects of healthcare financial management is collecting payment from a patient. Although it may sound simple enough, that doesn’t make it an altogether easy task. Patient out-of-pocket costs are roughly 30 percent of their total bill, which means they potentially account for 30 percent of a practice’s revenue. Once a […]

What is Revenue Cycle Management Improvement Bringing to the Table?

In today’s tech-savvy world, healthcare and information technology work hand in hand to enhance the practice of the former with systems utilizing the latter. This combination benefits patients and healthcare providers alike. One of the ways this can be witnessed is in revenue cycle management. DECO Recovery Management It is DECO’s Mission to maximize reimbursement […]

What Is Revenue Cycle Management Bound To Be Like when ICD-10 Exists?

With the closing in of the ICD-10 implementation date of October 1, 2015, a lot of concerned parties ask, “What is revenue cycle management bound to be in the foreseeable future?”. With all the speculations going on leading to ICD-10’s implementation, authoritative entities like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have set things […]

Get the Helpful New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options

By all indications, the Affordable Care Act and the new Health Insurance Marketplace coverage options are effective in making quality healthcare more accessible to a greater number of Americans. Reporting on recent government statistics, the Montgomery Advertiser said, “As of midnight Feb. 15, about 11.4 million Americans selected Marketplace plans or were automatically re-enrolled, including 8.6 […]

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