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


Case Study: Flagler Hospital Improves Revenue by Helping Self-Pay Patients

By Lynda I. Kirker

In 2009, Flagler Hospital improved its financial assistance enrollment and eligibility program, increasing revenue by nearly $3 million.

Segmenting Patient Accounts: A Balance Between Compassion and Collections

By Dan Buell

Scoring and segmenting patients' financial information can help hospitals employ a more effective and empathetic collection method.

Medicaid Eligibility Tool Helps Uninsured Learn Coverage Options

Sharp HealthCare used an eligibility quiz to help self-pay patients identify financial assistance.

Revenue Cycle Benchmarking: 8 tips that Get Results

HFMA recommends these eight tips to get the best results from revenue cycle benchmarking.

Coding Q&A

Simple and Complicated Abscess Drainage Codes

By Carol Maige

This article provides guidance for accurately assigning the CPT code for abscess drainage.

Figures at a Glance

Collections and Revenues, by Hospital Type

Major teaching hospitals obtain higher revenues per discharge with less bad debt, whereas small hospitals are paid a larger percentage of patient charges.

Web Extra

Helping Patients Qualify for Financial Assistance

Here are a few tips for helping eligible patients qualify for financial assistance.

Publication Date: Saturday, September 01, 2012