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Articles

How Hospitals Can Maximize Revenue from Their Physician Networks

By Kevin Weinstein

Hospitals and health systems that acquire group practices should address major factors that affect the revenue cycle.

Measuring Your Technical and Clinical Denial Rates

An interview with David Hammer

By using key performance indicators to measure denial rates, revenue cycle leaders can assess the effectiveness of their organization's denials management processes.

Payer-Provider Collaboration Reduces Denials

By Karen Wagner

Putting down differences and picking up the phone significantly reduced the claims denial rate with a major payer for a California hospital.

Coding Q&A

RAC Audits

By Kim Felix

This article discusses what strategies health information management departments can use to deal with RAC audits.

By the Numbers

Reasons for Automated Denials by RACs

The Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) are issuing automated denials for many reasons, according to an American Hospital Association RACTrac Survey.

Figures at a Glance

Inpatient Hospital Stays, 1997 and 2009

Inpatient hospital costs represent the largest component of healthcare expenditures in the United States.

Publication Date: Sunday, July 01, 2012