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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.

Healthcare Predictions 2017: Accelerated Adoption of Alternative Payment Models

As the market responds to continued pressure to reduce healthcare costs – and with costs expected to consume 20% of the US economy by 2020 – the march to value-based care will pick up speed in 2017. Healthcare pundits have been focusing on how the ACA..

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Preparing for patient financial responsibility and consumer expectations in 2017

December 09, 2016 | ZirMed

No matter what changes occur around the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there’s one certainty: patient financial responsibility will continue to make up a greater and greater portion of healthcare organizations’ revenue, a fact that is as true for..

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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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