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CU hits milestone

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07/31/2018

BILLINGS, Mont. – Computers Unlimited, developers of TIMS Software, celebrates 40 years in business this year. The company was co-founded in 1978 by Dr. Mike Schraer and is now run by President David Schraer.

Revenue Cycle: Avoid pitfalls, reap rewards

Q. What are the top three pitfalls of RCM that I should avoid?
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04/23/2018

The revenue cycle is a complex process with many moving parts. Those “parts” are better known as people and processes, and they need to work harmoniously in order for your company to achieve bottom-line results.

Revenue Cycle: Establish KPI goals

Q. What KPIs show I have strong revenue cycle management practices?
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04/23/2018

A. Industry experts suggest that every team member have performance goals, engage in monthly feedback sessions with their team and manager, and receive incentives for performance improvements.

Billing systems: Look beyond claims, invoices

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04/23/2018

Everything in an HME business is connected, so having an IT system that gives providers a panoramic view of their operation makes more sense than having siloed systems designated for specific departments, automation proponents say.

Revenue cycle: Avoid the spiral

Q. How does inventory and warehouse management play a role in revenue cycle management?
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02/27/2018

A. Too much inventory creates unneeded expenses and too little inventory means lost revenue. For many in our industry, inventory management is a necessary evil that isn’t done well.

Revenue Cycle Management: Perfect the knowledge transfer

Q. How can I use technology to shorten the learning curve for my CSRs?
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01/25/2018

A. Too often, I have seen providers rely on their own staff to transfer tribal knowledge using a mix of water-cooler talk or on-the-job training. The result is ill-informed personnel, costly mistakes, no documentation and reduced productivity.

Short takes: Computers Unlimited, Dr. Rory Cooper

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09/26/2017

Computers Unlimited launched three new mobile products at its annual users conference in September.

Billing systems get more sophisticate

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04/20/2016

The vanguard of progress in healthcare is within the information technology segment, which is leading the industry forward on all fronts—clinical, administrative, operational and financial.

'Platform cohabitation'

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08/25/2015

Having two or more separate companies joining forces to provide system unification and connectivity services for billing, administrative and clinical functions results in better efficiency, workflow and financial returns, software vendors say.

Look for 'agility' in billing systems

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04/24/2015

Because billing is the lifeblood of the HME business, having an automated system that enables prompt claims payment and supports other key financial functions is of paramount importance.

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