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Challenges healthcare CFOs in Kentucky face today

Challenges healthcare CFOs in Kentucky face today

By Ben Keeton Healthcare finance is the primary topic of interest as healthcare continues to evolve. Physicians and healthcare providers want to focus on treating their patients and working toward a healthier population. The financial teams work on a separate, but important, process to ensure the rules are being followed for a wide array of issues, including proper claims submission, timely payments and accurate reconciliation.

Addressing chronic problems in revenue cycle

Every employee contributes to the success, failure of billing and collecting. By John Williamson Providers continue to suffer from chronic problems in the management of their revenue cycle processes. Office managers and revenue cycle directors are under intense pressure to maintain revenue in the face of increasing challenges from payers. The battle to get paid

Is your compliance program effective?

OIG publishes compliance program metrics for healthcare and beyond. By Rene Savarise On March 27, 2017, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a resource guide for measuring compliance program effectiveness aptly titled “Measuring Compliance Program effectiveness: A Resource Guide.” The resource guide, the result of collaboration between the OIG and the Health Care Compliance Association, contains over 400 performance measures. The assessment tool set out in the

Preventing early childhood adversity before it starts: Maximizing Medicaid opportunities

  By: Alexandra Maul and Stephen Somers, PhD The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a critical window for cognitive, physical and social development. Exposure to adverse experiences during this period and beyond in early childhood dramatically increases the potential for lifelong poor health and social outcomes. This in turn can result in substantially increased healthcare costs across an

Nurse Spotlight: Meet Ann Marie Gurnee, RN

Meet Ann Marie Gurnee, RN, BSN, the director of nursing for the Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care and Preschool, part of Masonic Home of Kentucky’s family of services.   FAST FACTS Hometown: Bay City, Michigan Family: My husband Ben and I have three children – Russell, age 4; Vincent, age 2; and Greta, age 1. Hobbies: Spending time