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This Dec. 10 webinar explains how Billings Clinic bridged gaps between pharmacy expense data and financial system to ensure proper pricing and billing.
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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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Financial, clinical, and administrative leaders identify key strategies to drive healthcare value.
Help patients understand the cost of services they receive, their insurance coverage, and
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Although the PCIP program has been available since early 2011, enrollment has been low, and spending by the states and the federal government has been well under budget.
Using technology to improve scheduling, eligibility/insurance verification, and financial counseling processes to better serve patients led to greater patient satisfaction and increased revenue for UPMC.
The Bellevue Hospital launched an initiative to improve days in accounts receivable, reduce denials, and improve charge capture—and enhanced revenue by more than $1 million.
The Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan offers opportunities for providers to optimize revenues—but not without risks.
Hospitals can partner with community agencies to obtain Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement that would not be available through other strategies.
Learn the steps to take in determining whether your organization's financial assistance eligibility program should be revamped.
Marlene Zurack, CFO at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, discusses the health system’s strategy under healthcare reform.
Intermountain Healthcare’s systematic redesign of the initial patient encounter process has ensured clear and timely application of the organization’s charity care policies.
Results of Intermountain Healthcare’s Financial Assistance and Improved Registration initiative included a 40 percent increase in charity care approved.
There are several key considerations for choosing point-of-service collections technology.
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.
This fact sheet provides information and a compliance time line for the transition to Version 5010 by Jan. 1, 2012.
By asking for payment up front, accepting electronic payments, and offering payment plans, some providers have increased their patient receivables by 15 percent.
Adults ages 19 to 29 are experiencing cost-related access or medical bill problems.
A variety of strategies can help patients understand their financial responsibility and improve the organization's self-pay performance.
When hospitals establish patients' financial obligations for their hospital bills before treatment occurs, both the hospital and the patient benefit from the transparency.
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.
IRS Form 990 Schedule H requires hospitals to estimate the amount of charity care in their reported bad debt. Are you ready to document this information-and prove it?
Revenue cycle strategies to improve financial assistance counseling services and charity care for PFS leaders.
The new health reform legislation places new community benefit and financial assistance requirements on tax-exempt providers. Use this checklist to review your community benefit communication plan.
Revenue cycle staff need to understand how to work effectively with medical bill advocates who represent patients and help them negotiate lower hospital bills, obtain insurance coverage, and reduce charges.
Denver Health, the safety net health system in the Mile High City, originally received grant funding to provide patient navigation for underserved men in its service area in 2002. By the time the grant ended, the health system was
Authored by four healthcare provider executives, this HFMA white paper provides background on charity care in the United States, examples of the charity care processes currently used, and recommendations that could better support the federal government's goals for charity care.
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