RCM challenges

RCM companies and software vendors tell us their top challenges for 2017

ABILITY recently conducted a survey of RCM companies, software vendors and industry consultants to learn their top concerns in the current healthcare climate. The results, summarized in our infographic, highlight the many interwoven challenges facing healthcare vendors as they work toward delivering innovation and value for their customers.   Read more

healthcare workforce management

ABILITY adds workforce management solutions

As the needs of the healthcare industry continue to change, ABILITY continues to diversify. We recently announced our latest acquisition: ShiftHound, a leader in cloud-based SaaS healthcare workforce management solutions. ShiftHound provides applications that improve scheduling effectiveness and operational efficiency while ensuring compliance. Read more

What growth really means

It’s almost a cliché: in any given year, a company’s overall goal is usually “growth.” In broad terms, growth signals success for the company. We are no different: 2016 certainly brought great advances for ABILITY in many areas. I’d like to emphasize, however, that our success is only achieved by our customers being well served. We only grow when you do! Here’s how that happened in 2016: Read more

Looking into the unknown: a 2017 healthcare preview

With a major changeover in political leadership effective January 2017, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the fate of healthcare, which represents a third of the United States economy. Undoubtedly, significant changes are on the horizon, affecting everyone from the consumer to the provider to the payer. It’s not surprising there is much angst regarding the unknown. Read more

Two key questions about our next-generation RCM application

Since the introduction of our new all-payer RCM and health data analytics application, ABILITY | ACCESS® RCM, two questions have stuck out as particularly vital to helping customers understand this unique technology.

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all-payer connectivity

More than Medicare

ABILITY has always been a leader in providing secure connectivity to the nation’s largest payer – Medicare – and while we continue to provide the most comprehensive network to Medicare, we have expanded connectivity to all payers.  Read more

insurance eligibility software

Helping your customers tackle the challenges of open enrollment season

Open enrollment season is drawing closer, reinforcing the importance of building efficient, accurate and flexible tools for confirming patient eligibility. Ready to attract new customers and make your product stickier?

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Next-generation RCM tools for Strategic Partners

In February, ABILITY Network acquired G4 Health Systems, Inc., the creator of a next-generation revenue cycle management (RCM) and health data analytics application. For Strategic Partners—including EMR vendors, software companies, payers and more—the G4 technology, now known as ABILITY | ACCESS RCM, provides comprehensive RCM tools. Here, Bud Meadows, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at ABILITY; and John Carter, founder of G4 Health Systems and now Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at ABILITY, share some details about the impacts this new technology will have for Strategic Partners.

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home health analytics

Easy-to-use analytics strengthen home health quality improvement

ABILITY Network recently acquired OCS HomeCare, one of the leading analytics companies in the home health and hospice markets. In addition to HomeCare Elite, a national program recognizing top-performing home health agencies, we now offer tools to help providers inform, transform, and empower operations through quality improvement. Read more

Saving money with electronic healthcare transactions

Ready to help healthcare save $8 billion?

The non-profit CAQH (formerly the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare) has released its annual CAQH Index, which measures the healthcare industry’s shift from manual to electronic claims processes. Now in its third year, the Index aims to highlight the dramatic cost savings that can be achieved in healthcare administration on the part of both providers and payers. This year’s report finds that the industry has an opportunity to achieve more than $8 billion in cost savings annually via wider adoption of electronic transactions. Read more