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Denials still a major risk to revenue cycle departments, despite build-out

November 22, 2017 | Healthcare Finance News
Though hospitals and health systems have been improving important portions of their revenue cycle performance over the past two years, they continue to be dogged by elevated risks from increased denial writeoffs, bad debt and inefficiencies revealed by their persistently high costs to collect, according to Advisory Board's latest Revenue Cycle Survey.

Why nurse executive input is crucial in IT rollouts

November 14, 2017 | Health Data Management
The truth is many executives in the healthcare industry are guilty of leaving chief nursing executives out of conversations about the HER, writes Advisory Board’s John Kontor, MD. But the reality is this stakeholder group is key to driving EHR implementation, adoption, optimization, and performance improvement.

Blazing the trail from volume to value

November 1, 2017 | Managed Care
The verdict is in: Transforming health care is harder than it looks, in part because we are navigating toward a mirage—a fuzzy vision of an idealized future state where low cost, high quality, ubiquitous access, and extraordinary customer experience are the norm, writes Advisory Board’s Zach Hafner. The challenge of course has been the absence of a roadmap for crossing the gulf between here and there, resulting in a proliferation of pilot programs and point solutions that touch different parts of the elephant but fall short of actually unifying the vision.

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The Advisory Board Company stockholders approve merger agreement with Optum

November 15, 2017
The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) and Optum announced that, at a special meeting of Advisory Board stockholders held today, stockholders holding a majority of the outstanding shares of the company’s common stock voted to approve the adoption of the previously disclosed merger agreement with Optum.

Optum and The Advisory Board Company's Health Care Business to Combine

August 29, 2017
Optum and The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO), announced today that The Advisory Board Company’s health care business will join Optum.

The Advisory Board Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

August 8, 2017
The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO), a leading provider of research, technology, and consulting to health care organizations and educational institutions, today announced financial results for the second quarter and six‐month period ended June 30, 2017.

The Advisory Board Company to Report Second Quarter Financial Results After Market Close on August 8, 2017

July 26, 2017
The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) plans to report financial results for its second quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2017 after the market closes on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

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