Michael is the Senior Director of Marketing at Accretive Health. Prior to joining Accretive Health, Michael was the Chief Content Officer of insideARM.com and insidePatientFinance.com. He was responsible for directing all daily content published by these sites, individual custom content projects, and larger strategic branding & marketing campaigns for insideARM and insidePF clients. He has lectured on a variety of credit & collection industry topics, revenue cycle & medical bad debt trends, as well as online branding, marketing, and social media for business. Before joining insideARM.com, Michael worked for Kaulkin Ginsberg Company (KGC) as a researcher and co-author of the "7th edition of The Kaulkin Report: The Future of Receivables Management." He served for two years as KGC's healthcare receivables analyst. During his tenure at KGC, Michael published extensively and lectured on the intersection of the healthcare industry and the A/R service providers and vendors that support it. Previously, Michael served for nine years as an instructor in the Department of English and as a Communications Specialist in the Department of Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Michael holds a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Evansville. Michael was born and raised in Wisconsin. He currently lives in Chicago.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a new funding program to assist the uninsured in securing health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
In a press release issued by this morning, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius noted that the roughly “$150 million will help community health centers provide in-person enrollment assistance to uninsured individuals across the nation. About 1,200 health centers operate nearly 9,000 service delivery sites nationwide and serve approximately 21 million patients each year.”
It may not be brain surgery, but U.S. businesses, especially in the accounts receivable management industry, can learn a lot of healthy social media habits by emulating hospitals’ use of common social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
For some Oklahoma hospitals, collecting unpaid patient accounts just got a little easier.
Governor Mary Fallin has signed Senate Bill 945 into law. The legislation widens the reach of the state’s tax warrant intercept program to include “medical services rendered by state agencies under the statutes,” according to an article in the Norman Transcript.
Oklahoma University Medical Center is among the hospitals that will benefit from expanded state government coordination under the new law.
For many Americans spring marks the anticipation of a tax refund from federal or state governments. But residents of one North Carolina county who owe a medical debt to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) may soon discover that the hospital has the ability to intercept state income tax refunds or lottery winning to cover individual patient bad debt.
According to a story on StarNewsOnline, NHRMC wants in on an already established county debt settlement program that allows the county government to capture funds from tax refunds and lotto windfalls in the event of unpaid municipal financial obligations.
On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, insidePatientFinance.com presented a free, live webinar for hospitals and patient finance professionals on the ins-and-outs of building a revenue integrity department at your hospital or health system. The 75-minute webinar entitled Building a Revenue Integrity Department from Scratch: One Hospital’s Story featured insights from two experienced healthcare executives on the financial and operational benefits of exploring revenue integrity in big and small ways–depending on your individual organization’s circumstances.
Download your free copy of the slide presentation here.
(Editor’s note: The following article first appeared in the DECA Blog, a service of DECA Financial Services.) By Evan J. Albright The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act turned three years old this month and it feels as if we are waiting for the other shoe to drop. For most Americans, the ACA will provide protections long […]
In an address today to the Tennessee General Assembly, Republican Governor Bill Haslam said he would not expand the state’s Medicaid program, TennCare, under the Affordable Care Act.
According to timesfreepress.com, Haslam said “he is continuing to work on a plan that he believes would enable Tennessee to add an estimated 170,000 low-income residents to a plan that provides private insurance. The federal government hasn’t accepted that proposal.”
On Valentine’s Day 2013, insidePatientFinance.com, Mark Detrick of Capio Partners, and Lyman Sornberger of Health Care Solutions presented a complimentary webinar for hospitals and patient finance professionals on the benefits of selling portfolios of late-stage, delinquent patient accounts. The 75-minute webinar entitled Healthcare Debt Sales: Tips to Boost Revenue and Effectively Manage Patient Relationships featured insights from two experienced healthcare executives on the value of exploring medical debt sales as a strategy for improving your organization’s bottom line while at the same time preserving vital patient and community relationships.
On Thursday, March 26th at 2PM Eastern, insidePatientFinance.com will present a complimentary 75-minute webinar for healthcare providers and revenue cycle professionals to learn how UMC gathered the tools, resources, and know-how to bring revenue integrity to life. The free, 75-minute webinar entitled Building a Revenue Integrity Department from Scratch: One Hospital’s Story will feature Allen and Craneware’s Michael Najera as they walk through step-by-step the process of how UMC built a Revenue Integrity Department into a revenue cycle powerhouse that generates millions of dollars each year.
On Tuesday, March 26th at 2PM Eastern, insidePatientFinance.com will present a complimentary 75-minute webinar for healthcare providers and revenue cycle professionals to learn how UMC gathered the tools, resources, and know-how to bring revenue integrity to life. The free, 75-minute webinar entitled Building a Revenue Integrity Department from Scratch: One Hospital’s Story will feature Allen and Craneware’s Michael Najera as they walk through step-by-step the process of how UMC built a Revenue Integrity Department into a revenue cycle powerhouse that generates millions of dollars each year.