Revenue Cycle Strategist is published monthly by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Revenue Cycle Strategist accepts original manuscripts for publication consideration. Unsolicited manuscripts are welcome.

Audience

The primary audience for Revenue Cycle Strategist is senior and mid-level healthcare revenue cycle leaders, including CFOs, vice presidents of finance, controllers, revenue cycle directors, patient financial services managers, and business office managers. Most of our readers are based in hospitals and health systems.

Types of Articles

Articles for Revenue Cycle Strategist should be clear and concise. Articles should focus on action: specific, practical steps readers can take to improve revenue cycle performance in their organizations. Articles should explain why the issue is important and how to improve performance. Tools and exhibits are encouraged. Article length is 1,000-1,500 words.

Topics

High-priority topics are those that deal with the revenue cycle, including billing and collections, coding, denials management, Medicare, managed care contract management, cost containment, information technology, and compliance.

Pitfalls

These are the types of manuscripts that don't fit our needs: 

  • Scholarly works more suitable for an academic journal
  • Articles that are overly general or lack action steps
  • Articles that appear to promote a specific product or service 

Vendors are welcome to submit articles, but should be sure that the articles present a systematic approach to understanding and improving business processes, rather than solely describe the virtues of, for example, a particular type of technology. Company and product names should not appear in manuscripts (although company names do appear in author bios).

Format

Manuscripts should be typed in 12 pt. Times Roman. Bold type should be reserved for manuscript titles and subheads. Avoid using "bullet" characters and tabular columns of numbers, words, or phrases within text. Charts, tables, and other exhibits should be submitted as separate files, not embedded within the text.

Manuscripts should include the author's full name, professional title, place of business, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Manuscripts may be submitted by e-mail as a Microsoft Word document to Betty Hintch (bhintch@hfma.org). 

Author Copies

Authors receive complimentary copies of the issue in which their article appears. HFMA members whose articles are published receive one point toward earning the HFMA Founders Merit Award.