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Welcome to the ZirMed Connections blog! This is your direct connection to the insight from ZirMed’s massive cloud-based network of more than 300,000 healthcare providers, millions of patients and billions of healthcare transactions. You’ll hear from ZirMed’s leaders on the hottest topics in the healthcare industry and the inside scoop on the latest technology projects and company updates.

Upcoming Webinar: Improving Revenue Integrity with Predictive Analytics

On-Demand Webinar: 5 Ways to Stop Wasting Resources on Patient Collections

New Infographic: Hospital & Physician Charge Integrity – The Complete View

Infographic: ZirMed Denials By The Numbers

On-Demand Webinar: Take Control of Your AR

Upcoming Webinar: Conquering the Search for Hidden Coverage

New Podcast: Mastering Collections from Self-Pay & Insured Patients

Infographic: Riding the Sea of Change

Free eBook: 3 Ways to Take Control of Your Contracts

Upcoming Webinar: 5 Ways to Accelerate Reimbursement

5 Ways to Stop Wasting Resources on Patient Collections

New Infographic: The Reality of Healthcare Claims Denials

Denial Management: 10 Tested Techniques to Get Claims Paid

Free eBook: The Realities of Patient Payments

Don't Miss Out on Our Upcoming Webinar: "Denial Management: Take Control of Your AR"

Managing Stakeholder Interactions – the Key to Success with Value Based Reimbursement Programs

Getting Paid in a Value Based World

What’s Happening with Value Based Reimbursement in 2017

HIMSS17 Events

The Rise of the Retail Experience in Healthcare Patient Payments

Healthcare Predictions 2017: Accelerated Adoption of Alternative Payment Models

Preparing for patient financial responsibility and consumer expectations in 2017

End-to-end or means to an end: Choosing the right clearinghouse

CMS OPPS 2017 Final Rule shows changes to Provider Based Status

What Providers Need to Know about the Road to MBI

Top 5 Ways to Reduce and Manage Medical Necessity Denials

Breaking News from CMS: Opportunity to settle outstanding Level 3 and 4 inpatient claims for 66%

Getting a head start: Now is the ideal time to jump on MACRA quality reporting

What a Practice Management Vendor Should Look for in a Clearinghouse/EDI Partner

ZirMed named #1 in end-to-end revenue cycle for large hospitals, recognized for innovation

Overcoming the Fear of Revenue Cycle Implementation

Put lost revenue from claim denials in the rearview mirror

ICD-10 Updates are Coming—Are You Ready?

Denial Management: Moving Upstream in the Revenue Cycle

RCM and Healthcare IT Takeaways from ZUG16

5 Questions to Ask Before Changing Clearinghouses

The Tyranny of the Three I’s: Incomplete Information, Inaccurate ICD-10 Coding and Insufficient Documentation

Who can deny the challenge of denial management?

4 EDI and Claims Investments Your Clearinghouse Should Be Making

Estimating patient financial obligation: in Florida, it’s the law

Revenue Cycle Management Takeaways from HFMA ANI 2016

4 Takeaways from Susan Childs’ “Handling HDHPs” Webinar

10 Things to Do in Vegas While in Town for HFMA ANI

5 Reasons You'll Want to Attend this Year's ZirMed User Group Conference

Automating manual revenue cycle processes and reducing hands-on tasks.

Six Ways to Get Paid Faster and More Fully by Patients

Reducing the Stress of HDHPs and Patient Collections

Solving the Rubik's Cube that is Healthcare Analytics

ZirMed Moves Up in Annual Healthcare Informatics Top 100 List

Keys to High-Performing Clinical Documentation Improvement Initiatives

How healthcare providers could save about $7 billion

Improving Results through Revenue Cycle Transparency: 4 Takeaways

4 Steps to Getting Paid Faster and More Fully by Payers

Don't Just Manage Denials; Prevent Them

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and RCM

Hospital CFOs and Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

Place Your Bets—Healthcare Billing and the Kentucky Derby

Revenue Cycle Management: Costs and ROI

Why Partner with an RCM Clearinghouse?

5 Takeaways from Betsy Nicoletti’s “Cleaner Claims through Cloud-Based Technology” Webinar

Clean Claims Through Revenue Cycle Process Transparency

"Master" Your Claims Submission Process

Healthcare Accounting and Payment Reconciliation

Final Four: Data Science and ZirMed March Madness

Providers Focus Too Much on Revenue Cycle Management

Revenue Cycle Highlight: HIMSS16

Why is ZirMed Such a Great Place to Work? Let Our Employees Explain!

4 trends in Hospital Revenue Cycle Management that are here to stay

ZirMed named to list of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare”

Clinical Documentation Improvement – Key for ICD-10 Claims Processing

How Patient Billing and Collections Play Into Patient Engagement

HIMSS16: Let’s Talk About what Happened in Vegas

HIMSS Conference Takeaways

ZirMed CSO Kaplan Discusses Role of Analytics in Improving Patient Care

Effective healthcare billing while raising patient satisfaction

Demonstrating Medical Necessity in Physician Documentation

CMS, MU, ACOs, denials, and the upcoming HFMA Region 11 Healthcare Symposium.

Accelerators of change, machine-learning technology, and implementing effective modeling tools

A Look Back at 2015

Applications of Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

Predictive analytics in healthcare and what's ahead in 2016.

News on Shared-Risk Contracts, ACOs, and ICD-10 in 2016

Financial conversations with patients, more risk shifts to hospitals, and 7 strategies for RCM success.

A new webinar with Elizabeth Woodcock, health spending surges under ACA, and understanding patient expectations.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Bass-O-Matic and predictive analytics, hospital preparations for Medicare's bundled-pay test, and more.

HCAHPS scores expected to determine up to 2% of hospital Medicare payments by 2017

ICD-10 Implementation Update

Creating a patient-focused revenue cycle, and keeping a pulse on practice operations.

Positive payments for hospitals, and a new alliance around interoperability standards

Empowering patients, managing denials under ICD-10, and a key to success

EMV: Maybe Not Such a Big Deal for Healthcare Providers

Looking back at MGMA, looking forward to Becker's ASC 22nd in Chicago

CMS releases final MU3 rules, but more changes may be coming. Plus: reducing denials and dealing with ICD-10.

Black Book™ ranks ZirMed #1—for the 4th year in a row!

ICD-10 goes live! Early reactions, tips, and more.

Last-minute tips for next week’s transition to ICD-10, and more.

Will CMS pause Meaningful Use? Will providers embrace transparency?

Value-based reimbursement and key denial management tips ahead of ICD-10

Mining data to answer key Medicare questions, bundled payments news, and an ICD-10 readiness update.

Predictive analytics best practices for healthcare, a new ICD-10 readiness checklist, and Medicare’s ACO results.

ZUG15 in Chicago and what Office Space got right.

Less than 50 days to ICD-10: Tips to help you prepare.

WEDI ICD-10 recommendations sent to CMS. Plus 3 critical keys to leveraging healthcare data analytics

Tips from a true RCM pro, pop. health, and streamlining worker's comp.

Diagnosing the increase in surprise bills at urgent care centers

The ICD-10 transition: best-practices webinars and an infographic timeline

CMS' new ICD-10 transition plan and newly proposed reimbursement model.

Declare your independence from value-based inadequacy, excessive readmissions, and ICD-10 fears

How to reduce time spent working denials by 66%, streamlining front-end tasks to spend more time on patient care, and ANI news

Join us at ANI. Predict and collect missing charges. Laugh at bizarre ICD-10 codes.

CMS releases end-to-end testing results, AMA adopts new data policies, and why big data analytics matter more as lifespan increases.

CMS says Less Than 2% of Rejections in End-To-End Testing are Due to ICD-10 Coding Errors, and Other News

Leveraging Data Analytics, Keeping Up with Value-Based Care, and Rev Cycle Success at Stanford Children’s Health

Patient Engagement Tips, Analytics Usage in Healthcare—and a Community Service Award for ZirMed!

10 Top ICD-10 Articles, and the Many Applications of Predictive Analytics

Patient Portal A/B Testing

New Analytics and FFV, ICD-10 Advice, and our CFO on ZirMed’s Evolution and the Future of the Healthcare Industry

Architect your future at ZUG 15.

ZirMed’s CEO on IT Trends and Challenges, Hospital CFOs on Preventing Claim Denials Before They Happen, and ICD-10

How Stanford Children’s Hospital Solved Their RCM and Patient Engagement Challenges, plus post-HIMSS Highlights

Senate Passes “Doc Fix” Bill to Repeal SGR Formula and Prevent Cuts in Payments to Doctors

Boosting Revenue with Data Analytics, HIMSS Survival Guide, and new Healthcare Analytics Center of Excellence

Opening Our First Healthcare Analytics Center, ICD-10, and HIMSS15

SGR Bill Heads to Senate; a Glimpse of Next-Generation ACOs; and What March Madness Looks Like in Kentucky.

Consumer Expectations and the Future of Patient Engagement

New Insight on Denials; Big Change in Medical Debt Reporting

A killer new RCM webinar next Wednesday, and why another ICD-10 delay would be eerie.

Fresh Insight into Predictive Analytics...and Renewed Focus on ICD-10 Contingency Planning.

ICD-10 Testing Results—and How CMS Saved $210 Million!

Friday Favs – February 20, 2015

Friday Favs – February 13, 2015

Friday Favs – February 6, 2015

Friday Favs – January 30, 2015

Friday Favs – January 23, 2015

Friday Favs – January 16, 2015

Friday Favs – January 9, 2015

Friday Favs – January 2, 2015

ZirMed Breaks Out the Holiday Spirit

Friday Favs: The Monday Edition – December 29, 2014

Friday Favs – December 19, 2014

Friday Favs – December 12, 2014

Friday Favs – December 5, 2014

Friday Favs – November 21, 2014

Thanks to all for a successful ZUG 2014!

Friday Favs – November 14, 2014

Friday Favs – November 7, 2014

Friday Favs – October 31, 2014

Friday Favs – October 24, 2014

Friday Favs – October 17, 2014

ZirMed’s employees support our communities—and the children who are our future

Friday Favs – October 10, 2014

Friday Favs – October 03, 2014

Friday Favs – September 26, 2014

Friday Favs – September 19, 2014

Diet, Exercise…and Data?

Friday Favs – September 12, 2014

Friday Favs – September 5, 2014

Friday Favs – August 29, 2014

Friday Favs – August 22, 2014

Friday Favs – August 15, 2014

Best Practice Tips – Key Performance Indicators

Friday Favs – August 8, 2014

Friday Favs – August 1, 2014

3 Questions to Ask Before You Purchase a Health IT Solution

Friday Favs – July 25, 2014

Partner Momentum to Share

Friday Favs – July 18, 2014

Technology Tips for CFOs

Are you driving blind?

Friday Favs – July 11, 2014

Friday Favs -- July 4, 2014

Friday Favs – June 27, 2014

Friday Favs – June 20, 2014

Friday Favs – June 13, 2014

Friday Favs – June 6, 2014

Actionable Analytics

Friday Favs – May 30, 2014

Friday Favs – May 23, 2014

Friday Favs -- May 16, 2014

ZirMed on Parade

Friday Favs – May 9, 2014

Best Practice Strategies IT Execs Should Employ for Big Data Security

Friday Favs – May 2, 2014

It’s Time to Change the Way You Think About Patient Collections

Friday Favs – April 25, 2014

Friday Favs – April 18, 2014

Our Partnership with EyeFormatics

Friday Favs – April 11, 2014

Recognizing Your Patients as Consumers

Friday Favs - April 4, 2014

Friday Favs - March 28, 2014

Looking ahead: reflections from HIMSS

Friday Favs - March 21, 2014

How ACOs Can Leverage Claims Data

Friday Favs - March 14, 2014

Challenge: Reduce Denials

Friday Favs - March 7, 2014

It’s Time for Testing!

ICD-10 Monitor: Talk-Ten-Tuesday at HIMSS14

Friday Favs – February 28, 2014

HIMSS14 Recap

ZirMed’s Director of Partner Sales is also ZirMed’s official skydiver.

ICD-10 Planning Strategies: How Your Vendors Can—and Should—Help

Friday Favs – February 21, 2014

The Final Countdown to HIMSS14

Friday Favs – February 14, 2014

Client Spotlight: STAR Physical Therapy

Client Spotlight: How BMI of Texas Reduced Aged Payments by Nearly 50%

Cold Calls

Friday Favs – February 7, 2014

Friday Favs—January 31st, 2014

ZirMed Receives #1 Ranked 2013 Best in KLAS Award

Navigating Increased Patient Financial Responsibility

Friday Favs – January 24, 2014

Friday Favs – January 17, 2014

3 Tips to Make the ICD-10 Transition Easier

Friday Favs – January 10, 2014

How to Engage Patients with Early Estimation

Friday Favs – January 3, 2014

ICD-10 Preparation in 2014