Healthcare facilities have often relied to some degree on traveling nurses and visiting physicians or specialists. Especially in locations where full-time positions aren’t necessary or realistic, from a budget and personnel standpoint, those healthcare professionals will spread their hours across multiple locations. Widespread healthcare staffing shortages, coupled with the potential for calamities like the pandemic, […]
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Guided by a mission to help, ABILITY, an Inovalon company, is a leading information technology company helping healthcare providers and payers simplify administrative and clinical complexity by enabling data-driven improvements in healthcare.
Through specialized, easy-to-use applications and data analytics that work together, customers of all types and sizes across the continuum of care – rely on ABILITY to help optimize reimbursement, care quality and staffing.
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In an environment where the expectation is quickly becoming “anytime, anywhere” access to data, the need for mobility in staff scheduling has never been greater. For starters, consider the prevalence of smartphone usage: More than 80% of Americans own a smartphone, and they aren’t using it solely to make calls or send text messages. In […]
Has your skilled nursing facility been diligent in tracking infection control and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, your facility could be eligible for a portion of the $2 billion in relief funds being distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Additional details on how SNFs can receive incentive payments […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) resumed Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) and Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) medical review audits in August. Here’s what you need to know and how to prepare your skilled nursing facility in the event of an audit. RACs and MACs are back The ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) […]
When it comes to claims management, nothing is more exhausting and labor-intensive than jumping between portals to gather information and cross-reference the data you need. Healthcare providers with disparate systems report bigger issues with denials than those using one revenue cycle management solution.1 The ongoing back-and-forth from one vendor platform to another is where manual […]
Jarred by a once-in-a-century global pandemic, market volatility and other challenges, 2020 will almost certainly be remembered for widespread uncertainty. Healthcare providers navigating this environment may have the additional burden of outdated or underperforming claims management solutions that contribute to rework and high denial rates. Unplanned changes can take a heavy toll on organizations struggling […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was set to release the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 version 1.18.1 on October 1, 2020. However, the COVID-19 public health emergency upended that plan. Prior to the pandemic, CMS intended to eliminate Section G along with making some changes to other sections of the MDS. Then […]
The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing delays in mail delivery across the country. At the same time, Americans everywhere – especially vulnerable populations, such as elderly people and those living with comorbidities – are being asked to stay home. As a result, many of your patients have very real anxiety over when (or whether) they’ll […]
For many healthcare organizations, strong financial performance requires more than clean claims and efficient patient payment processes. A commitment to efficiency, accuracy and ongoing innovation are also essential for a healthy bottom line. To help capture every dollar earned, many healthcare leaders are adding coverage discovery software to their revenue cycle management toolbox. When executed […]
Labor costs consume most of a healthcare organization’s operating budget, so when it’s time to reduce costs, that’s usually the first place to look for savings. In fact, nearly half (44%) of CFOs and executives say reducing labor expenses is their No. 1 priority, according to a joint survey from the Healthcare Financial Management Association […]