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Cover Story

ED Coding Initiative Boosts Revenue by 20 Percent

By Steve Hendrix and Elizabeth Morgenroth

Careful analysis of coding and billing processes led to an increase of $24 million per year in gross revenue for Memorial University Medical Center’s emergency department.

Physician Revenue Cycle

3 Steps for Preventing Denials Associated with ICD-10

By Chris Klitgaard

Providers can take steps now to minimize the financial impact of a little-known provision of the Affordable Care Act, thereby avoiding an increase in bad debt.

Patient Experience

Best Practices for Patient Financial Communications Released

To address the industrywide call for better communication between patients and healthcare organizations, a blue-ribbon panel has developed best practices for improving and standardizing the way that healthcare organizations communicate with patients about their financial responsibilities.

Revenue Cycle Solutions

How to Supercharge Your Health Information Management Department

By Cindy Nichols

Health information management is headed for a permanent place in the spotlight as health care enters a new phase of heightened reform and regulatory activity. Five changes described in this article will help optimize health information management and ready your organization for the future.

Figures at a Glance

Medicare Has Steady Share of Discharges and Patient Days

Medicare utilization has a strong seasonal pattern but overall, it has been rather constant since 2009.

Publication Date: Thursday, December 05, 2013