In this issue:
On May 23, 2007, all healthcare providers, and health plans with more than $5 million in annualized revenue are required to begin using the National Healthcare Identifier (NPI) for all standard revenue cycle transactions. Market Matters interviewed Maureen Franks, PNC Payer Recruitment, and Tora Lutz, Project Manager for PNC's NPI project, to find out more about NPI and PNC's preparations for NPI. Read more.
A PNC e-Health study completed by Chadwick Martin Bailey in 2006 found that one in every 10 hospital clams is denied or delayed. A good claims scrubber can decrease denial rates dramatically. Read more.
Margaret Ostermann, Senior Product Manager, and veteran of numerous healthcare automation projects, offers tips for making your auto-posting project more successful. Read more.