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This Aug. 21 webinar explains how consolidation methodology expedites value analysis efforts and improvement management of high-variability items.
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Three speakers shared how the expansion of Medicaid, the rollout of the insurance exchanges, and the increase in patient out-of-pocket expenses is causing hospitals and other providers to revisit their charity care policies.
A variety of strategies can help patients understand their financial responsibility and improve the organization's self-pay performance.
Differences in patient mix between not-for-profit and public hospitals
are reflected in charity care and bad debt deductions and expenses.
CHRISTUS Health Northern Louisiana describes how it is restructuring its charity care policies to improve eligibility processes.
Adults ages 19 to 29 are experiencing cost-related access or medical bill problems.
HFMA's 2010 MAP Award recipient Baylor Medical Center Irving describes how it reversed a decline in point-of-service collections.
The economic value of one patient is $500,000, so maintaining patient satisfaction is important to providers.
By asking for payment up front, accepting electronic payments, and offering payment plans, some providers have increased their patient receivables by 15 percent.
This fact sheet provides information and a compliance time line for the transition to Version 5010 by Jan. 1, 2012.
Is your care management staff operating at productivity levels that supplement overall revenue cycle metrics?
Here are a few tips from Flagler Hospital for helping eligible patients qualify for financial assistance.
When hospitals establish patients' financial obligations for their hospital bills before treatment occurs, both the hospital and the patient benefit from the transparency.
Sharp HealthCare used an eligibility quiz to help self-pay patients identify financial assistance.
In 2009, Flagler Hospital improved its financial assistance enrollment and eligibility program, increasing revenue by nearly $3 million.
Source: HFMA’s Patient Friendly Billing Project
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...
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
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.
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At the 2009 ANI Breakfast, Revenue Cycle Forum members discussed the increase in self pay and how it might affect charity care and bad debt. The following are bulleted notes from the discussion General Discounting deductible if paid at time
Use this self-assessment tool to ensure that you have key processes covered and check your performance measures against better-practice target levels.
Scoring and segmenting patients’ financial information can help hospitals employ a more effective and empathetic collection method.
Forum members have exclusive access to the audio, slides, and polling results from past Forum Networking Webinars on charity care policies, bundled payment, KPIs, and ICD-10, among other topics.
Lisa Schneider, CFA, managing director, non-profits & healthcare systems at Russell Investments, offers insights on today’s asset management environment and what to look for when working with a solutions provider to optimize a healthcare organization’s portfolio strategy and manage risk.
Todd W. Lillibridge, president and CEO of Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., and executive vice president of medical property operations at Ventas, discusses trends in healthcare real estate strategy and key considerations when choosing a partner for managing a healthcare organization's service and capital needs.
Paul Weygandt, MD, JD, vice president of physician services, talks about the importance of integrating clinical documentation improvement with patient care in real time, and how Nuance is turning the EHR into a tool valued by physicians.
Robert Reid, CEO, of Intacct discusses healthcare providers' urgent need to manage growth, and how the right cloud financial management application can make all the difference for their financial leaders.
Chris Armstrong, principal and ICD-10 practice leader for Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Steve Burrill, partner and health care provider advisory practice leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP, offer strategies to consider for determining the best path forward during the delay.
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