Revenue Cycle Strategist: June 2014 Issue
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Creating Package Prices for Self-Pay Patients
By Lola Butcher
Wooster Community Hospital was prompted by its local self-pay Amish community to offer package pricing for common services and procedures. However, the hospital found that the package pricing is popular with all self-pay patients, especially those who require imaging services.
Slowing Down to Speed Up: Gaining Control Over ICD-10
By Katrina Belt & Allison Alavi
Baptist Health took a bold move and stopped its ICD-10 conversion efforts so it could regroup and refocus around its top ICD-10 program priority—protecting margins.
Reviewing Weekly Performance Metrics Reduces Days in A/R
By Karen Wagner
New EHR reporting capabilities coupled with weekly performance reviews helped MAP Award-winning Rochester General Health System to reduce days in A/R by 53 percent in less than two years.
Coding Changes for Removing Excess Ear Wax
By Katherine L. Duncan
Get clarification on the different coding procedures for ear wax removal and when it's appropriate to submit a separate service item.
Figure at a Glance
Using the Top Diagnosis Codes to Guide the ICD-10 Conversion
Many providers are focusing their ICD-10 documentation, vendor support, training, and testing on the most used DRGs in their organizations.
Publication Date: Thursday, June 05, 2014