This week, we exhibited at the MGMA’s 2015 Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. A hot topic at this year’s event was the need to optimize revenue cycle management processes in response to the new payment reform landscape and the shift from a fee-for-service to a fee-for-value payment model. Many speakers emphasized that the financial engagement of patients in today’s health plans requires a new focus on front-end billing, including price estimation tools, patient financial clearance, and time-of-service payments. If you’re looking for additional information and missed ZirMed’s last month webinar on the topic, be sure to check it out here.
Also this week, our Senior Business Analyst and Manager of Regulatory Strategy, Crystal Ewing, was featured in Becker’s CFO “RCM Tip of the Day” column. Crystal recommends that providers evaluate the strategies they have in place for reducing preventable denials in case there’s a spike in ICD-10-related denials.
If you’re attending Becker’s ASC 22nd Annual Meeting in Chicago this upcoming week, don’t miss the joint presentation by ZirMed and Regent Surgical Health. Michael Orseno, Director of RCM at Regent, and Riley Matthews, Product Manager at ZirMed, will present “Boosting Collections and Improving the Revenue Cycle through Patient Estimation and Analytics,” on Friday, October 23 from 11:25 am to 12:05 pm.