26 05, 2016

2017 CMS Final Notice – Highlights from an Executive’s Perspective

On April 4, 2016, the CMS Final Notice confirmed a number of changes with significant impact to the market. To understand this impact, we sat down with Kevin Barrett, President Altegra Health and Executive Vice President Change Healthcare, to discuss the implications and what needs to be done next. What are the key takeaways from the CMS Final [...]

6 01, 2016

Will 2016 be the Year of Revenue Cycle Integration?

As electronic health records (EHRs) were implemented nationwide, healthcare provider organizations simultaneously attempted, and continue, to integrate health information systems across their enterprises so they could effectively and efficiently exchange data between providers and analyze performance. While integrated health information systems are essential for delivering high-quality care across organizations and communities, so too are integrated financial systems. As evidenced by [...]

20 08, 2015

The Mark of Excellence: Member Engagement

Rising healthcare costs, healthcare reform and a growing consumer market are putting pressure on health plans to stand above the crowd. Today’s consumers have higher expectations when it comes to service and want to know they’re getting their money’s worth. In order to successfully change behavior, improve outcomes and increase retention, health plans need to adopt engagement strategies that put [...]