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  1. 35 RCM hires so far in 2018

    The following organizations offering revenue cycle management-related services have announced new hires this year:  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Cigna CEO David Cordani succeeds Kaiser's Bernard J. Tyson as AHIP chair

    Board directors of the biggest trade group for health insurers, America's Health Insurance Plans, named Cigna CEO David Cordani as chair of the board beginning in January 2019.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 74 RCM service expansions so far in 2018

    Here are 74 revenue cycle management service expansions involving healthcare vendors and providers implemented or announced this year:  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. At least 12 Washington Health System employees suspended following potential HIPAA violation

    Approximately a dozen Washington (Pa.) Health System employees were suspended after an internal investigation of alleged inappropriate access to patient records, a health system official confirmed to the Observer-Reporter June 18.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. 21% of hospitals don't have a bad debt recovery strategy, survey finds

    Though hospitals continue to grapple with bad debt, some still have not implemented recovery efforts, according to a new survey.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. RCM tip of the day: Use predictive technology to answer remit questions

    Receiving timely and accurate payment for services is even more crucial at hospitals today as they face increased financial pressures. Given this importance, revenue cycle management leadership often asks, "Where's my remit?" according to Eric Nilsson, chief technology officer of SSI Group.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Why AMA refers to 'augmented intelligence,' not 'artificial intelligence,' in new policy

    The American Medical Association passed its first policy addressing artificial intelligence — which it refers to as "augmented intelligence" — during its annual meeting in Chicago, which ran June 7 to June 13.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. BCBS lets Mayo in on decision-making with new 5-year contract

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic agreed to work directly with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to decide what emerging technology BCBSM will cover.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. VA goes live on 'anywhere-to-anywhere' telehealth

    The Department of Veterans Affairs recently began offering its "anywhere-to-anywhere" telehealth services, which enables VA physicians to provide veterans with virtual care regardless of state regulations, according to FCW.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. AMA to probe how venture capitalists, PE firms are affecting physicians

    The American Medical Association passed a resolution during its 2018 Annual Meeting, which took place June 9-13 in Chicago, to commission a study examining how venture capitalists' and private equity firms' investment in physician practices affects the healthcare industry.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Ascension launches subsidiary to boost hospitals' automation efforts

    St. Louis-based Ascension's shared services subsidiary Ministry Service Center in Indianapolis is launching a company called Agilify to help healthcare organizations advance intelligent process automation.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. Illinois hospital diverts incoming patients as facility floods

    Rockford, Ill.-based Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue diverted all incoming patients June 18 after storms pummeled the region and heavy rains flooded several parts of the facility, hospital officials posted on Facebook.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Wake Forest Baptist retains Medicare contract after erroneous cancer diagnoses

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's pathology laboratory is in full compliance with Medicare's conditions of participation, CMS said June 15, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. CHS: Microsoft's copyright infringement claims are barred

    Microsoft sued Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems in March, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract. In a recently filed answer to the complaint, CHS denies most of the allegations and asserts nine affirmative defenses.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. MD Anderson slapped with $4.3M penalty for HIPAA violations

    An HHS administrative law judge upheld an HHS Office for Civil Rights finding requiring the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to pay $4,348,000 in civil penalties for HIPAA violations related to the organization's encryption policies, HHS confirmed June 18.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  5. Texas hospital's $58M lawsuit against BCBS gets second life

    The Fifth Circuit Appellate Court has revived a Texas hospital's $58 million lawsuit against 16 independent insurers and claims administrators doing business under the Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield trademarks across the U.S. over alleged underpayments.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. WHO releases ICD-11: 5 things to know

    After more than a decade in the making, the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases has been released by the World Health Organization.  By Megan Knowles -
  7. 52 great health systems to know | 2018

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to present the 2018 list of "52 great health systems to know," a companion to the list of "100 great hospitals in America | 2018."  By Staff -
  8. Massachusetts high court rules nurse staffing initiative clear for ballot

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on June 18 ruled a proposed ballot initiative to mandate nurse staffing ratios in hospitals statewide meets constitutional requirements to go before voters, according to the State House News Service.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Biden Cancer Initiative seeking nominees for 'FIERCE' awards

    The Biden Cancer Initiative is seeking nominations for its FIERCE Award to recognize the "unsung heroes" of cancer care.  By Emily Rappleye -

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