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Cover Story

Internal Denial Reporting: Informing Payer Communication

By Sarah Loeffler 

Comprehensive internal denial reporting practices, such as those in place at Saint Francis Hospital, position organizations for effective claims management over the long term.

Web Exclusive

5 Strategies for Authorization Success

Renee Edwards, health system director of patient financial services for Saint Francis Health System, credits five strategies for her organization’s success with minimizing authorization-based denials.

Revenue Cycle Solutions 

Case Study: Building Exception-Based Workflow and Extracting Management Information in Billing

By Doug Long and Terry Scoggin 

This article from our sponsor Parrallon Business Solutions describes how Titus Regional Medical Center reduced overall third-party accounts receivable by 30 percent by dramatically improving the clean-claim rate and related billing processes and systems. 

Billing and Collections

Payment Portals Can Improve Self-Pay Collections and Support Meaningful Use

By Brian Kueppers

Payment portals can provide a high ROI by speeding collections and fostering adoption of electronic statements while providing a better experience for patients and boosting patient utilization of electronic health record portals.

Coding Q&A

How Inaccurate Present-on-Admission Indicators Affect Payment

By Jennifer Swindle 

Close monitoring of the accuracy of POA indicators enables hospitals not only to monitor quality of care, but also to create safeguards and policies to help reduce the incidence of healthcare-acquired conditions.  

Figures at a Glance

Average Payment Amounts for New Patient Versus Existing Patient Visits, Q4-12

In the fourth quarter of 2012, existing patient visits brought in more revenue than new patient visits for selected service lines, and had lower denial rates. 

Publication Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2013