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Cover Story

The Right Patient Approach Increases POS Collections

By Jyl Nieto

Advanced Medical Imaging, Denver, knew that its longtime patients would be unfamiliar with the request to pay upfront for their medical services, so revenue cycle leaders ensured that staff were able to strike the right tone and clearly explain estimates to patients.

Physician Practices

CVC: A Key Metric for Managing the Physician Practice Revenue Cycle

By Lucy Zielinski, Carmiña Nitzki, and Cara Campos

By using a little known metric—collected versus collectable—revenue cycle leaders can monitor the medical practice revenue cycle, manage practice performance, and communicate outcomes.

Figures at a Glance

Medicare Payments to ASCs Have Grown

Medicare Payments to ASCs Have Grown

At the Front Lines of the ACA

Top 10 Healthcare Services Excluded Since ACA Implementation

Individual plans are excluding essentially the same medical services since ACA passage except for pediatric dental coverage and eyeglasses.

Coding Q&A

ICD-10-CM Coding: Heed Definition Changes

By Kathy Johnson and Jennifer Swindle

The ICD-10 conversion will affect comparative data analysis of disease categories.

Bragging Rights

Centra Health’s Financial Counselors Eager To Take On New Challenges

Nida Finch and Safwan Williams increased upfront collections by $1.7 million and consistently receive accolades from the patients and families they work with.

Publication Date: Thursday, May 01, 2014