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Mary Lee Decoster is no stranger to the challenges faced by professionals working within the hospital financial management field. Mary Lee is a 50-year industry veteran. In this interview, Mary Lee shares lessons she has learned throughout her impressive career.   CaptureNet (CN):  Thank you for agreeing to sit down with us for this interview!  Please give our community an overview of your career experience. Mary Lee Decoster (MLD): I’ve worked in healthcare receivables management for my entire career – over 50 years...

CaptureNet is a proud sponsor of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) HERe initiative. The HERe initiative aims to inspire not only women but men invested in the professional development of women leaders in the health care field with the tools and resources they need to succeed.   In honor of our support for this program, we are dedicating this month’s blog to introducing CaptureNet’s Vice President of Client Operations, Amber Kirkpatrick and the contributions she has made (and continues to make)...

According to the CDC, the Affordable Care Act has decreased the uninsured population in the United States to 9.1%.  As the number of uninsured Americans has declined, the number of Americans covered by High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) has increased significantly. The latest census data provided by the America’s Health Insurance Plan (AHIP) reports over 19.7 million Americans have HDHPs with these plans accounting for approximately 36% of all plan types.  Many of the individuals subscribing to HDHPs are ill-informed about...

Have you ever considered where you may be accepting the status quo with your current practices? Are there areas in your organization you are challenged by third parties to review, but a lack of time or knowledge leads you to say, “We think we are doing a good job,” or “What we are doing is ‘good enough’”? How do you know if “good enough” is truly “good enough”? We understand. We challenge our prospective clients to challenge the status quo of their...