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Top 10 revenue cycle trends for 2020

1. A move towards pricing transparency 🔍

There have been public calls for more pricing transparency in healthcare for decades, but limited public interest in an issue that few felt (or could even attribute) acutely. The explosion of high-deductible plans has turned those disparate sparks into a flame. 

Artificial intelligence vs. robotic process automation
Let’s face it: Healthcare is, in many ways, still an old-fashioned industry. Many patient charts are still housed on paper and stored in manila folder...
Six ways AI can maximize your revenue cycle
With the advent of artificial intelligence technology and its application in solving some of the most complex challenges of companies and industries a...
Internal medical coders, vendors, or intelligent automation?
Whenever discussing domestic vs. off-shore medical coding, two questions naturally arise. What does “domestic” really mean? And how much offshoring is...
3 machine learning applications in healthcare
Thanks to advances in machine learning and the emergence of cloud computing, computer algorithms today are using human-like intelligence to perform hi...
Top 10 revenue cycle trends for 2020
1. A move towards pricing transparency 🔍 There have been public calls for more pricing transparency in healthcare for decades, but limited public int...
The difference between medical coding automation and computer assisted coding
We are often asked, “What is the difference between Medical Coding Automation (MCA) and the Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) systems that we currently u...
Every medical code is revenue opportunity and risk
The revenue cycle, beginning at patient registration and ending with (hopefully) full payment, can take anywhere from a few days to several months, va...
When care becomes code
Reasonable people might wonder why medical coding is any more complicated than checking a box or two. Suppose, though, that you had to code installati...