Revenue Cycle Strategist: April 2014 Issue
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How OHSU Increased Revenue Cycle Staff Productivity
By Kathleen B. Vega
Oregon Health & Science University’s hospital billing department maintains 44 days in A/R and limits aged accounts over 120 days to just under 13 percent. The keys to its success: self-directed work teams, an incentive program, and periodic audits.
Web Extra: OHSU Denial Flow Chart
OHSU’s denial flow chart offers step-by-step instructions on how to bring an account to resolution.
Standardizing Revenue Cycle Processes Reduces Days in A/R
By Karen Wagner
Norwalk Hospital examined its third-party payer follow-up process and resolved workflow bottlenecks to reduce days in A/R and increase cash flow by $8 million.
Strange but True
Unusual ICD-10 Codes
A coding expert explains why “bitten by a vampire” appears as an ICD-10 code.
Crozer-Keystone’s Proactive Approach Is Helping Physicians Transition to ICD-10
By Betty Hintch
One tool in Crozer-Keystone’s training program is a series of online tip sheets to help physicians learn how to document with the specificity required by ICD-10.
Figures at a Glance
Hospital Outpatient Deductions Growing
Payer deductions for Medicare increased sharply by 7.8 percentage points from 2011 to 2012.
Revenue Cycle Team Makes Great Strides in Performance
A three-phase account review process helped United Indian Health Services accomplish a 70-day reduction in the average time from date of service to payment.
Web Extra: Leveraging Technology for ICD-10 Education
By Kim Felix
Web-based instruction is the most effective way to train remote staff in ICD-10 no matter where they are in the world.
Publication Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2014