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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.

“Incident to” Billing – Easy to Get Wrong

BY Lisa English Hinkle Billing for medical services is never easy. Despite attempts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to simplify the rule regarding “incident to” billing for Medicare services, it remains misunderstood by a large swath of providers. This proves problematic, as incorrect billing practices may lead to over-payments and False Claims Act

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

Corner Office: Meet Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

FAST FACTS Hometown: Versailles, Kentucky Family: Wife Jennifer, three children Hobbies: History, genealogy, baseball and travel. Currently reading: Dreamland, The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones   Medical News: Why did you take on this role? What attracted you to it? Ben Chandler: My family has always interested in health policy, especially

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