Best Practices for Communications in the Emergency Department
This section of the Patient Financial Communications Best Practices addresses communication in the emergency department.
Forum Webinar: Effectively Using KPIs to Measure and Improve Revenue Cycle Performance
The session included a case study and sample tools from OhioHealth.
When and How ERISA Can Protect Providers in an Audit Situation
Here are some specifics providers should know about ERISA and commercial audits.
Tool: Physician Practice Assessment and Checklist for Optimization
Healthcare leaders can use this assessment tool to determine how to improve medical group efficiency and performance.
Patient Friendly Billing Resources
Patient Friendly Billing Resources Here is an extensive list of patient friendly billing reports, analysis, tools, case studies, and related information.
Providence’s Revamped Billing Statements Led to Quicker Payment
Providence Health System developed a patient billing statement that encourages faster payment.
Early, Transparent Financial Communications
A PATIENT FRIENDLY BILLING® Project Recommended Practice. This statement specifically addresses patients' rights to understand and prepare for their financial obligation at the earliest point possible in the care experience.
Ask the Expert: Real-Time Coding Scrubber
This Revenue Cycle Forum Ask the Expert question asks if there is a real-time coding scrubber option out there.
Ask the Experts Answer: Cost-to-Collect Calculations
Q: We are basing staffing decisions on your benchmark of 2% of collections for cost-to-collect. Would you explain how you arrived at this percentage? We would like to obtain the facts and background that went into that research since it will be utilized at our facility for important decisions.
Ask the Experts Answer: Urgent Care Center
Q: We are opening an urgent care center that will be hospital-based. The consulting team that is setting-up the billing suggests that we have two different charge slips and two different prices -- one for self pay and one for insurance patients. I am not comfortable with this recommendation and would like guidance on charging two different prices.