The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is repeating their plea to California Governor Jerry Brown, asking the governor to veto a “devastating” new bill under consideration in the California Assembly that would limit the amount patients could pay healthcare providers for their services. In their second letter to Governor Brown on this subject, […]
According to Healthcare Finance News, more than half of provider bills don’t get paid. And for every dollar billed to patients, providers have historically failed to collect 65 cents. Providers are experts at managing insurance reimbursement, but collecting self-pay dollars is a different story. With the average annual deductible for covered workers increasing 255% since […]
Yesterday the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama affirmed the lower court’s decision in favor of the defendant in the case of Mahala A. Church v. Accretive Health, Inc. (Case No. 15-15708, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit) A copy of the case can be viewed here. The Appellant […]
MDHBA, the Medical-Dental-Hospital Business Associates, will host its Annual Conference Oct. 27-28, 2016, at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis, Maryland. The event features programming tailored for the healthcare accounts receivable industry.
MUNCIE, Ind. – Ontario Systems, a leading accounts receivable management (ARM) and healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) technology and services provider, has hired two industry leaders in healthcare RCM, Shawn Yates and Mike Mullins. Continuing its growth from 2015, Ontario brings in new healthcare talent to continue building the most robust RCM team for the […]
As part of an ongoing investigation, Propublica published a lengthy article by Paul Kiel titled For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued. The article discusses the practice of use of litigation to collect delinquent healthcare accounts in the State of Nebraska. It is clear that Mr. Kiel spent a considerable amount of time researching the story before publication. The story is less than flattering to the debt collection industry.
NORCROSS, Ga. – Hollis Cobb Associates announces its acquisition of Healthcare Financial Services, located in Jackson, Mississippi. This represents Hollis Cobb’s fifth acquisition in the past three years as they continue their national leadership as outsourcers of the revenue cycles within the healthcare provider market. This acquisition is significant as it represents the largest deal […]
Late last week Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Medical Debt Relief Act. The legislation would prevent medical debt from damage consumers’ credit scores after it has been paid off or settled. They argue that, as opposed to credit card debt or loans […]
The series provides accounts receivable management business owners with an in-depth analysis of the healthcare industry. As the whitepaper makes clear, healthcare is a very diverse sector; however, most ARM companies only focus their efforts on hospitals – the largest segment of the healthcare industry. The end result is often a lot of money on the table — opportunities that could be very lucrative, especially for operations looking to diversify and avoid concentration risk.
Camas, Wash. - The Intelitech Group™, a premiere analytics provider and consulting practice in the ARM industry, announced today it has updated its analytics offering in medical accounts receivable. This update assists agencies that use The Intelitech Group’s premiere analytics services when collecting medical debt, by providing improved accuracy in knowing the ability and willingness of account holders to […]