Macroeconomic pressure, increased governance, organizational changes, and technological advances are driving pervasive and lasting changes in the fabric of the healthcare system. Because diagnostic services influence the majority of healthcare decisions, changes to healthcare are magnified in the diagnostic services segment. Failure to aggressively adapt to this dynamic environment can easily imperil diagnostic service providers.

The system of record and the lifeblood of diagnostic service providers is the Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) system. A dramatic rethinking of the role of RCM systems is critical to ensuring service providers are able to successfully compete in the marketplace.

The Dark Report is happy to offer our readers a chance to download our recently published FREE White PaperA CEO’s Guide to Next Generation Revenue Cycle Management: What Service Providers Need to Know to Survive the Changing Diagnostic Healthcare Environment” at absolutely no charge. This free download will provide readers with a detailed explanation on the next generation of RCM.

Among other topics, this FREE White Paper specifically addresses:

  1. How Changes Impact Diagnostic Healthcare
  2. Next Generation RCM
  3. How the Diagnostic Market Reacted to the Diagnostic Change
  4. Costs of Not Changing

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Table of Contents

Introduction — Page 3

Chapter 1.
The Perfect Storm of Healthcare Change — Page 4

-Macroeconomic Pressure — Page 4

-Governance — Page 5

-Organizational Changes — Page 7

-Technological Changes — Page 9

-How Changes Impact Diagnostic Healthcare — Page 11

Chapter 2. Diagnostic Market Reaction to Changes — Page 14

-Interoperable — Page 14

-Informative — Page 15

-Intelligent — Page 15

 -Intantaneous — Page 16

Chapter 3. What Does this Mean for Your Business?— Page 17

-Clean Claims Up Front — Page 17

-Costs of Not Changing — Page 18

Chapter 4. Options for Change— Page 20

-Purchase vs. Patch — Page 20

-Interoperable vs. Integrated — Page 20

-SaaS vs. ASP — Page 21

-Partner vs. Vendor — Page 22

Conclusion — Page 24

References — Page 25

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