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  • Happy Memorial Day
    As we celebrate the unofficial start of summer with loved ones, we pause to remember the sacrifices made in service to our country.  Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
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  • Patient Education Can Eliminate 3 of Your Biggest Challenges
    Discover the unexpected ways patient education can help your healthcare system save money, generate revenue, and free up resources.
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  • A Simple Billing System Becomes a Juggernaut
    A Simple Billing System Becomes a Juggernaut By: Chris Lanaman, Executive Director of Professional Services When healthcare organizations are adopting a new patient accounting system, they can feel that their simple system has become a “huge overwhelming institution” sending panic into the most stable of hearts within the business office. A juggernaut is defined as “a large overwhelming force or institution that implies great complexity.” For a business office, ...
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  • TELEHEALTH SELECTION & ROLLOUT
    Learn how ROI helped an East Coast community health network meet the immediate needs of its diverse provider specialties and patient circumstances. This community health organization offers medical, behavioral health, and support services to its patient community. As COVID-19 cases and associated risks rose, this organization acted quickly to protect its patient population. One of the most important initiatives was to evaluate, select, and quickly deploy a telehealth solution that would m.....
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  • Ensuring Continuity of Care & Recouping Revenue Post Pandemic
    As the world focuses on solving the COVID-19 pandemic, patient care must still continue to the best extent it can. While virtual visits are a great solution to today’s needs and can still be valuable in many instances post-pandemic, there needs to be a plan to transition back to in-person appointments when the time is right — both to regain normalcy for patients and to begin recouping lost revenue for clinics. How will you identify which patients are due (or in many cases, overdue...
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  • Keeping Hospitals Afloat in Crisis Mode
    All of us at S&P Consultants continue to offer our thoughts and sincere thanks to our clients, colleagues, employees, and friends who are on the frontlines in helping our country navigate this unprecedented crisis. Right now, supporting the clinicians and staff who are providing care is—and should be—everyone’s number-one priority. For revenue cycle managers, that means continuing to process claims cleanly and correctly—even with new coding and volumes—in order ...
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  • What's Holding You Back From Adhering to Prescription Renewal Guidelines?
    A December 2019 Medscape survey asks readers, “Do you always follow clinical guidelines?” The survey stems from a 2017 case where an oncologist treated a patient based on guidelines provided at the time, which were later shown to not be effective in improving outcomes. While the survey doesn’t call out a specific kind of guideline or protocol, it does reveal some important insights about how healthcare professionals think about using evidence-based protocols to tre...
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  • Celebrating Nurses Week 2020
    Not only is it National Nurses Week, but the World Health Organization has designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse.  We celebrate you and appreciate your commitment, kindness and knowledge in the field of healthcare.  Thank you and Happy National Nurses Week.  #NursesWeek #YearoftheNurse #NursesWeek2020 #ThankAHealthcareHero
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  • Healthcare Data Is Your Organization's Crystal Ball
    Successful quality intervention projects start with quality data. Learn how to set an achievable goal, track the right metrics, and communicate your results to improve patient outcomes.
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  • Prescription Renewal Requests: Still Business as Usual During COVID-19
    Office visits and elective surgeries may be postponed or conducted virtually now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are some things that haven’t changed in healthcare delivery. Prescription renewal requests continue to flood providers’ inboxes regardless of the pandemic’s hold on the U.S and the rest of the world. In fact, in March, prescription renewal volumes even increased, as patients prepared for the long road ahead. Renewal requests can easily get backed up w...
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