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MAP App is a web-based application that helps organizations improve revenue cycle performance based on industry-standard metrics called MAP Keys.
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Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care.
Guidelines on how to make it easier for consumers to get information about healthcare prices.
Here are a few tips from Flagler Hospital for helping eligible patients qualify for financial assistance.
Is your care management staff operating at productivity levels that supplement overall revenue cycle metrics?
This fact sheet provides information and a compliance time line for the transition to Version 5010 by Jan. 1, 2012.
In 2009, Flagler Hospital improved its financial assistance enrollment and eligibility program, increasing revenue by nearly $3 million.
Scoring and segmenting patients’ financial information can help hospitals employ a more effective and empathetic collection method.
Sharp HealthCare used an eligibility quiz to help self-pay patients identify financial assistance.
By asking for payment up front, accepting electronic payments, and offering payment plans, some providers have increased their patient receivables by 15 percent.
CHRISTUS Health Northern Louisiana describes how it is restructuring its charity care policies to improve eligibility processes.
Differences in patient mix between not-for-profit and public hospitals
are reflected in charity care and bad debt deductions and expenses.
A variety of strategies can help patients understand their financial responsibility and improve the organization's self-pay performance.
The economic value of one patient is $500,000, so maintaining patient satisfaction is important to providers.
HFMA's 2010 MAP Award recipient Baylor Medical Center Irving describes how it reversed a decline in point-of-service collections.
Adults ages 19 to 29 are experiencing cost-related access or medical bill problems.
Source: HFMA’s Patient Friendly Billing Project
Register for the Feb. 10 Forum Networking Webinar on physician-led ACOs and access recordings and slides from past Forum webinars on MU and HITECH audits, charity care, and other topics.
This sample policy includes procedures for determining patient eligibility for COBRA and developing an approval process to issue payments.
Hospitals that have a policy for paying patients' COBRA payments provide a valuable financial service to patients.
The 16-hospital health system, which serves New York City and Long Island, has increased patient-requested charity by 782 percent since 2005.
Use this self-assessment tool to ensure that you have key processes covered and check your performance measures against better-practice target levels.
States--not CMS--have regulations in place related to timely patient notification of the availability of financial assistance/charity, as well as a statement that includes a summary of charges.
To guide staff through the complexities of charity care and discount determination, a healthcare provider's charity care policy should address more than just income and asset criteria.In addition to financial eligibility criteria, charity care policies should also address Eligibility determinations
Individual or family income, which may take into account family size, geographic area, and other pertinent factors. Individual or family income generally is not the exclusive criterion for determining the appropriate amount of charity care. More on Uncompensated Care...
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Stuart Hanson, director of business development (healthcare solutions) at Citi Retail Services, discusses how improving the payment experience can benefit consumers and healthcare providers.
Scott Schmidt, vice president, Cerner RevWorks, LLC, shares insights on best practices for maximizing a revenue cycle management partnership.
Dale Hockel, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Fanelli, CFO, TriMedx, share strategies for elevating clinical engineering through innovative management programs.
Rick Heise, senior vice president, revenue cycle, at Cerner Corporation, discusses the importance of integrating clinical and financial data to excel in health care's changing payment environment.
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