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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.

Crystal Ewing, Manager of Data Integrity

Recent Posts

The Rise of the Retail Experience in Healthcare Patient Payments

Hospitals and physician groups are facing what is perhaps the greatest recent challenge to their bottom lines—the growing portion of the medical bill that is charged to patients. While in the past healthcare providers have shrinking reimbursements..

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

As the rules and requirements around health insurance continue to increase in complexity, and financial pressures intensify due to the transition from fee-for-service to value-based billing, more healthcare providers are beginning to look to..

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CMS OPPS 2017 Final Rule shows changes to Provider Based Status

CMS recently released the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule for 2017. For organizations that have provider-based clinics, this year’s final rule offers guidance as to the changes in how reimbursement will be handled. Let’s take a..

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What Providers Need to Know about the Road to MBI

By now you’ve probably heard that one of the outcomes of the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be replacing the old Health Insurance Claim..
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Put lost revenue from claim denials in the rearview mirror

Historically, healthcare providers have often treated claim denials the way many of us treat a speeding ticket. We may not be quite sure how much we were actually speeding—we may even disagree that we were speeding at all—but we figure it’s easier to..

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