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4 ASC Revenue Cycle Things to Know This Month

Each month Regent Revenue Cycle Management (Regent RCM) explores the top news and headlines affecting the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) industry. This month in the news: St. George Surgical Center in Utah is committing to price transparency; The number of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgeries is rising as a result of the growing elderly population in the country; Four important legislative changes that impact ASCs; and a trio of ways to maximize reimbursement through anesthesia.

St. George Surgical Center is Appealing to Consumers through Price Transparency

As consumers seek low-cost, high-quality care, St. George (Utah) Surgical Center tells patients how much a procedure will cost before it is performed, which may be a trend that takes hold during healthcare’s continuing shift toward value. Click here to learn more.

Outcomes of Spine Surgery in an ASC

According to Dr. Anthony Asher, ASCA board member, director of the Neuroscience Institute at Carolinas HealthCare System and a senior partner at Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina, the number of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgeries continues to rise as a result of the growing elderly population in the country and can be performed as safely as in an inpatient hospital setting . Click here to read more.  

Four Legislative Changes Impacting ASCs

CMS is bringing forth some changes that ASC leaders should note including an increase in ASC payment and 10 codes added to the ASC payable procedure list. Click here to read more.

Three Ways to Maximize Reimbursement through Anesthesia

As healthcare continues down the path of value-based care, ASCs take on more financial risk and must find ways to maximize reimbursements by improving performance regarding CMS’ ASCQR measures. Here are a trio of aspects of anesthesia to assess for quality. Click here to read more.

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Regent Industry New Wrap-Up December

Each month Regent RCM explores top news and headlines affecting the health care industry.

This month in the news: Industry experts anticipate that claim denials will continue to be a challenge in 2016 and Health care providers continue to make the ongoing transition to ICD-10.

5 Claim Denials Management Conversations From 2015

Claim denials seemed to be at the forefront of health care industry news this year as many key claim denial lessons unfolded, especially as ICD-10 implementation came and went.

Click here to discover the five main topics related to claim denials management.

Regent RCM, recognizes how claim denials can impact the RCM pipeline. In a recent blog post, Regent RCM Vice President of Revenue Cycle, Michael Orseno, shared best practices including lessons that he and the Regent RCM team have learned about how to work, track and ultimately avoid claim denials.

80% of Health Care Providers Report Successful ICD-10 Transition

The majority of health care providers have successfully transitioned to the ICD-10 coding system. While this is encouraging news, there are still a number of organizations that are struggling to effectively operate in an ICD-10 environment.

As cited in a recent Revenue Cycle Insights article, the challenges related to ICD-10 “include rejected medical claims, clinical documentation and physician education, reduced revenue from coding delays and information technology fixes.” Click here to read the full article.

If your center is struggling with the ICD-10 transition, Regent RCM recommends four ICD-10 coding tips, found here.