Advisory Board in the News

  • The transition to MACRA and its affect on the revenue cycle

    January 13, 2017 | Becker's Hospital Review

    With the criteria for MIPS in mind, the clinical documentation aspect of the revenue cycle becomes extremely important, not only because it impacts what the health system is going to be paid, but also because it influences what the physician is likely to be paid as well, Advisory Board’s Christopher Kerns told Kelly Gooch.

  • Poll: Federal focus on out-of-pocket costs needed

    January 12, 2017 | HFMA News

    “Even though there are a lot of concerns around high deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses, when patients are asked, at the point of coverage, what sort of plan they desire, they generally choose the lowest-premium plans, and the lowest-premium plans tend to have high deductibles,” Advisory Board’s Christopher Kerns told Jeni Williams. “And that seems to be true at nearly every income level.”

  • Why so many uncertainties still surround the fate of ACA

    January 11, 2017 | Health Data Management

    Advisory Board’s Eric Cragun contributed a summary of what we know and what remains unknown at this point in the process.

  • With so much uncertainty, how do you build your hospital’s budget?

    January 9, 2017 | hfm Blog

    Many hospital CFOs are hoping 2017 will be different from recent years. Despite average margins being up overall, some hospitals have found it harder to hit their annual budgets, Advisory Board’s John Johnston writes in summarizing a conversation with his colleague Sean Angert.

  • Survey: 70% of medical groups worried about MACRA implementation

    January 6, 2017 | Becker's Hospital Review

    Almost three-quarters of employed medical groups are concerned about implementation of the final Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act rule, according to an Advisory Board survey.

  • Joint Commission reinstates ban on order texting

    January 6, 2017 | Medscape

    The policy statement noted that CPOE is now available through secure apps for smartphones and tablets, making the new policy less burdensome on practitioners. All of the major EHR vendors have developed such apps, Advisory Board’s Peter Kilbridge, MD, told Ken Terry.

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