Managing a revenue cycle has never been the most glamorous component of running a healthcare organization. Preregistering patients, collecting co-payments, submitting claims, and ultimately obtaining reimbursement for services is a costly and cumbersome process. It's also an essential one, since this is how healthcare providers are paid for the work they do.
By developing an integrated revenue cycle, a health system can reduce costs and improve financial performance in a way that equally meets the needs of its hospital and physician constituents.
Both employer- and individual-sponsored health insurance plans are mitigating the rising healthcare costs by passing them on to consumers, which is making patients more financially responsible for their healthcare utilization than ever before.
One often overlooked but potentially critical step in the preparation for the now delayed April 2015 transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is updating agreements between providers and payors.
Key considerations that organizations must address to reach an optimal end state in a value-based world.
Without a plan to implement ICD-10, you are at risk for lower revenue and higher costs. This article provides a framework to plan your transition to ICD-10 and discusses specific steps to mitigate the impact.
The recent frenzy of physician practice acquisitions has created a sense of urgency for hospitals and health systems to complete these transactions quickly in order to remain competitive. This article discusses six elements necessary for a professional fee billing operation to be successful.
October 1, 2014, marks the compliance date for ICD-10. Based on a recent study by the MGMA, less than 5% of practices reported making significant headway when rating their overall readiness for ICD-10. This gap poses significant risk, considering that ICD-10 can affect both short- and long-term cash flow and overhead costs if not mitigated appropriately.
|This article explores the models, tools, and expertise necessary to achieve a professional fee revenue cycle that is scalable, improves financial performance, and supports the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic initiatives.|
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