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This April 30 webinar covers several aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act: auto-dialers, prior express consent, third-party debt collectors, and more.
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Andrew Cohen and Jason O’Riordan examine the impact of increased adoption of “transparency tools” offered by companies that serve employers and their employees, with the goal of helping them control healthcare costs.
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
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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 and slides from the March 18 Forum Networking Webinar on charity care policies, as well as past events on bundled payment, KPIs, and ICD-10, among other topics.
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