Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• The top revenue cycle key performance indicators (KPIs) are evolving as more organizations use automation to pinpoint high-value operations to improve revenue cycle management. Leaders have identified the number of days a claim sits in accounts receivable, the number of past due patient bills, and initial denials rates as top revenue cycle KPIs. Read More
• CMS released its annual proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule for 2022, which expands certain Medicare telehealth provisions, updates the payment rate for physician services, implements changes to the Quality Payment Program, among other updates. Read More
• The COVID-19 pandemic pushed people to embrace new avenues of care, and take greater control of their own health, according to a new study from CVS Health. Of those surveyed, more than 75% of people said the pandemic led them to pay more attention to their health overall, while 50% said they felt the stay-at-home orders under the pandemic helped them achieve their health goals. Read More
• After a spike at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth use has stabilized at levels 38 times higher than before the pandemic. This strong continued uptake, along with favorable patient responses, and new investments in the technology will propel the growth of telehealth in 2021, according to a report. Read More
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