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Healthcare Newsletter
March 2010

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In this issue:

  • Tips for Managing Provider-Payer Relationships in the New Decade
    Bill Banks, Vice President of Managed Care/Revenue Cycle at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, successfully renegotiated five major payer contracts last year . . . and he's still friends with those payers! Market Matters asked Banks to share his thoughts on contract negotiations and the provider-payer dynamic in the new decade. Read more.
  • Make a Difference in 2010: Fully Automate Commercial Receivables 
    With revenue under pressure due to proposed Medicare cuts and other healthcare reforms, reducing administrative expenses and taking quick action on negative payment trends has become even more important. Completing the automation process for commercial receivables can reduce expenses, convert remaining paper remittances to data for denial analysis, and allow experienced resources to focus on "hidden" revenue sources such as collections, rebills, and denial management. Rich McKerrow of PNC Healthcare offers some tips for planning your project to move commercial receivables towards 100 percent automation. Read more.
  • Introducing: PNC Healthcare Advantage!
    PNC Healthcare Advantage is PNC's new, integrated infrastructure for processing healthcare transactions. Beginning with remittance transactions in the current release, and continuing through 2010 with eligibility, billing and contract management services, all PNC Healthcare clients will eventually migrate to the new PNC Healthcare Advantage platform. PNC already processes millions of healthcare transactions each month, but PNC Healthcare Advantage, available through PINACLEŽ, will provide a number of new tools for providers, including views of 835 information, an enhanced reassociation engine, and denial management reporting.Read more.
  • National Economic Outlook - March 2010
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  • Is Your Payment Processing Receiving the Right Dose of Automation?
    OCR, IOCR, EFT, ERA, XML. Are you familiar with these automation acronyms? This presentation will cover selected technology solutions and processing options that you can use to help electronify your payments and remittances and streamline your posting. Costs and benefits of each solution will be explored. Compare this automation checklist to your processing to determine if you are taking advantage of all options that might make sense for your institution. Watch Now.

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