Healthcare Connection

Healthcare Connection – April 7, 2015

Impact of the New Health Information Technology Strategic Plan

To comply with requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) periodically must update its strategic leadership plan. Healthcare providers – as well as their vendors and staff – should be familiar with the ONC’s plan and alert to updates on regulations and requirements so that they can ensure that their IT initiatives are in line with the federal government’s expectations.

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ACA Outcomes: Key Takeaways From the RCA Benchmarking Report

During the past two years, market factors related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid expansion, and the increased popularity of high-deductible health plans have caused providers to evaluate volume and revenue trends. The Crowe® Revenue Cycle Analytics (Crowe RCA) benchmarking report, which reflects finance and revenue cycle data from more than 320 hospitals through Dec. 31, 2014, reveals that Medicaid expansion, and reform – core tenets of the ACA – underscore a year of consistent progression toward a new delivery model.

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The Crowe® Revenue Cycle Analytics (Crowe RCA) solution was invented by Derek Bang of Crowe Horwath LLP. The Crowe RCA solution is covered by U.S. Patent number 8,301,519.  

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