Revenue Cycle

Tackling Preservice Pricing Plans

Despite evidence that patient demand for preservice pricing is growing, only 30 percent of patients are being offered pre-treatment cost estimates. 

Tom Yoesle April 6, 2017

Revenue Cycle Department Gives Beyond Its Patient Access Services

MetroHealth’s revenue cycle staff work together to assist the local community with basic needs as well as healthcare access and financing.

Bragging Rights April 6, 2017

New CMS Guidelines Impact Coder Roles

How is the role of coders in the clinical validation process changing?

Kim Carr , RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS April 6, 2017

Solving the Unique Revenue Cycle Challenges of EMS Providers

An EMS provider cut A/R days in half by addressing the unique challenges of emergency medical service revenue cycle processes―limited time to capture patient data and insurance coverage information and a lack of technology integration with other healthcare providers.

Chris Watanabe, RHIA, CHPS April 6, 2017

Working with Physicians to Improve Documentation

Getting high-quality documentation requires understanding physicians’ priorities, their thinking styles, and the time pressures they work under. Demonstrating how documentation can improve patient care is key to motivating physicians.

Lola Butcher April 6, 2017

How to Improve Up-Front Collections at a Surgery Center: One Health System’s Success Story

A Virginia medical center found that patients who are provided with accurate cost estimates are more likely to pay up front for their procedures. 

Jeffery B. Dallas April 4, 2017

Augmenting Price Transparency With New Strategies

Taking the right approach to designing healthcare benefits and provider networks could enhance price transparency in a way that allows healthcare consumers to become smarter shoppers.

Laura Ramos Hegwer March 30, 2017

Changes in the Healthcare Landscape Affecting Collections

Adapting to changes and challenges in today’s healthcare economy will allow hospitals and health systems to effect sustainable change.

HFMA March 21, 2017

Improving Point-of-Service Collections

A Colorado-based health system developed an innovative tool to better track and improve patient collections.

Joshua Cahn March 21, 2017

Personalizing Statements to Enhance Patient Engagement

UPMC embeds QR codes in its patient statements to enable consumers to use their smartphones to pay their bills.

Lola Butcher March 17, 2017
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