Revenue Cycle Strategist subscribers can access individual articles and web extras below.


The High Cost of Alienating a Patient
By David G. Morrisey
The economic value of one patient is $500,000, so maintaining patient satisfaction is important to providers. 

Strategies to Improve Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Collections
By Palmer Hamilton
By tracking and following up on motor vehicle accident claims, hospitals can increase revenues.

Optimizing the Revenue Cycle from Cerner

Point-of-Service Collections for Scheduled, Nonurgent Services
By Mandie Brzon
Developing a strong point-of-service collection initiative for scheduled, nonurgent services can help mitigate the risk of uncompensated care.

Coding Q&A

J Codes
Choosing the correct J code for oral medications can be confusing.

Figures at a Glance

Readmission Rate for Medicare Patients, by Age, 2008
In 2008, U.S. hospital readmission rates increased with the number of days postdischarge.

Web Extras

Tips on Whom to Bill for Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Motor vehicle accident claims can be covered by a patient's automobile insurance or other coverage, so the hospital staff needs to determine whom to bill. 

Pain Codes That Are Frequently Denied-And Why
Understanding the reasons for which some pain codes are often denied can help patient financial services professionals ensure that they submit clean claims.


Publication Date: Friday, December 02, 2011