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Health Management Technology
December 2008 | www.healthmgttech.com | Issue 12
Health Management Technology

Adopting a Banking Mentality Toward Payments

 

Whether you currently love them or loathe them, financial institutions have the most extensive payment management expertise of any group of organizations in the world. They can serve as an example of how healthcare providers should handle payments, especially cash payments, in a systematic, streamlined process. Point-of-sale payments to healthcare providers come in the form of self-pay payments, a term that encompasses out-of-pocket expenses such as copays, fees for classes and medical supplies or preservice payments.

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Editorial

'Tis the Season

It's time to send a shout out to some folks who were instrumental in HMT"s success this year.

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Articles

Adopting a Banking Mentality Toward Payments

eNews

Obama, Daschle Prioritizing Healthcare IT

President-elect Barack Obama and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary-designate Tom Daschle examined the lessons of the Clinton administration's healthcare reform efforts and are determined to avoid the same mistakes. >Read More

No Better Time to Go Lean

Seven rural Georgia hospitals are participating in a new initiative to improve patient care and reduce costs by adopting "lean" performance improvement techniques. Read More

California Telehealth Connects with Big Funding

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) is establishing the California Center for Connected Health (CCCH), a strategy and planning body to lead and coordinate telehealth adoption throughout the state. Read More

To Protect Privacy

In his keynote address to the Nationwide Health Information Network forum on Dec. 15, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mike Leavitt, stated that the full benefit of health IT cannot be achieved without first implementing effective security measures. Read More

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