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Why is Provider Adoption of Electronic Payments Stagnating?

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Medical electronic payment adoption continues to hold steady at just a little more than 60%, where it has been hovering for years, according to the 2018 CAQH Index Report.1 For…

3 Ways Healthcare Epayment Networks Support More than EFT

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As more health plans drive provider adoption of electronic payments and remittances, they may not realize that their EFT networks can be leveraged to solve additional challenges beyond high administrative...

Maximize Provider Engagement to Drive Star Ratings

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Now that so many Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans have star ratings of 4 or greater, the new challenge for them is how to sustain those numbers as CMS continues to...

Star Ratings Getting Results, but Still Room for Improvement

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While the CMS Star Ratings program has improved Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan performance across most quality measures, health plans have not seen much improvement in the patient experience category,…

3 Ways Providers Can Increase Payment Collections

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In the old days, providers did not have to worry about the bottom line if patients couldn’t handle their financial contribution or took longer to pay. That’s all changing rapidly….

4 Obstacles to Provider Adoption of Value-based Care

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Health plans need provider engagement with value-based care to boost their CMS star ratings and HEDIS scores, but most providers are still not getting on board despite continuing outreach and…

Engaging Providers in Value-based Care Shouldn’t Be that Complicated

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Provider participation in value-based care is key to patient health improvement. Everyone knows that, but why is it so challenging for health plans to achieve? After all, value-based care enables...
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3 Reasons Why Healthcare Payment Automation is Essential to Compete in the Market

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Now that patients are shouldering more of the healthcare costs for their services, they are getting more selective about what health plans and providers they choose. Health plans and providers…

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Satisfied Patients More Likely to Pay

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Now that patients must pay a higher portion of healthcare costs, providers are having a harder time collecting patient payments, which are now about a third of provider revenue. In…

How Payers Can Leverage Collection of Premium Payments to Engage Members

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According to Black Book Market Research, 95% percent of consumers would make their healthcare premium and responsibility payments online if offered and 85%+ are increasingly looking for a patient-centered financial...

Blockchain a Promising Technology to Advance Value-based Care

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A lack of ability to exchange sensitive medical information electronically continues to prevent or delay the advancement of value-based care reimbursement for payers. They are doing their best to communicate...

Payers Can Achieve 100% Electronic Payments, Really

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Just last year, the Huffington Post published an article by a woman who described her personal experience with paper waste in the healthcare system that occurred over a simple flu...

How Electronic Health Payment Systems Can Advance Value-based Care

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A lack of clear and simple communications by payers with their providers on quality incentive initiatives may be hindering provider adoption of value-based care and reimbursement contracts. Seventy-four percent of…