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This March 12 webinar explains the current and emerging compliance requirements for 340B hospitals and health systems.
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MAP App is a web-based application that helps organizations improve revenue cycle performance based on industry-standard metrics called MAP Keys.
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Improve your revenue cycle performance through standard metrics, peer comparison, and successful practices.
Improve your organization’s approach to medical account resolution with these best practices.
Help patients understand the cost of services they receive, their insurance coverage, and
their individual responsibility.
Revenue cycle leaders who keep their PFS staff current with ACA requirements will have the greatest advantage in securing benefits for their patients.
Hospitals can partner with community agencies to obtain Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement that would not be available through other strategies.
Using technology to improve scheduling, eligibility/insurance verification, and financial counseling processes to better serve patients led to greater patient satisfaction and increased revenue for UPMC.
Although the PCIP program has been available since early 2011, enrollment has been low, and spending by the states and the federal government has been well under budget.
The Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan offers opportunities for providers to optimize revenues—but not without risks.
The Bellevue Hospital launched an initiative to improve days in accounts receivable, reduce denials, and improve charge capture—and enhanced revenue by more than $1 million.
There are several key considerations for choosing point-of-service collections technology.
When hospitals establish patients' financial obligations for their hospital bills before treatment occurs, both the hospital and the patient benefit from the transparency.
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.
Intermountain Healthcare’s systematic redesign of the initial patient encounter process has ensured clear and timely application of the organization’s charity care policies.
Is your care management staff operating at productivity levels that supplement overall revenue cycle metrics?
Results of Intermountain Healthcare’s Financial Assistance and Improved Registration initiative included a 40 percent increase in charity care approved.
Marlene Zurack, CFO at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, discusses the health system’s strategy under healthcare reform.
Revenue cycle leaders may meet several financial goals by using prearrival patient financial profiles.
Authored by four healthcare provider executives, this HFMA white paper provides background on charity care in the United States, examples of the charity care processes currently used, and recommendations that could better support the federal government's goals for charity care.
Denver Health, the safety net health system in the Mile High City, originally received grant funding to provide patient navigation for underserved men in its service area in 2002. By the time the grant ended, the health system was
Revenue cycle staff need to understand how to work effectively with medical bill advocates who represent patients and help them negotiate lower hospital bills, obtain insurance coverage, and reduce charges.
How can you maintain your organization's tax exempt status? One way is to participate in the debate over how to measure charity care and community benefits.
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