Revenue Cycle

Addressing Challenges Presented by Financial Assistance Rules

Although the vast majority of hospitals have been working to implement IRS regulations for patient financial assistance, healthcare leaders should focus on potential problem areas because compliance with all the requirements is necessary to qualify for tax-exempt status.

J. Stuart Showalter October 12, 2016

Video: Critical Steps Toward 501(r) Compliance

Hospital financial assistance policies should be easily accessible by patients, and staff should be trained to explain the policies and assess patient eligibility.

HFMA October 12, 2016

Ask the Experts: Price Estimates

What points should a hospital or medical group consider when generating a pre-service estimate of patient responsibility for patients with traditional Medicare coverage?

HFMA October 11, 2016

Does Price Transparency Work?

A recent Harvard study shows no patient spending decrease, but its parameters may overlook some key strategies.

Erin Murphy August 9, 2016

Ask the Experts: Calculating A/R

When calculating days in accounts receivable (A/R), do you remove credit balance accounts from the A/R aged trial balance (ATB), or do you use the net A/R including credit balances?

HFMA August 9, 2016

Ask the Experts: Behavioral Health Revenue Cycle

Please explain the significant differences and challenges inherent in behavioral health revenue cycle.

HFMA August 9, 2016

Adopter Organizations

HFMA Patient Financial Communications Best Practices Adopters include 85 hospitals and 68 clinics.

HFMA July 18, 2016

How Emory Clinic Uses Game-Based Principles to Boost Productivity

Leaders at Emory Clinic use gamification techniques to improve revenue cycle staff performance. In three months, A/R staff increased their productivity by 7.9 percent, trimmed six days from net days in A/R, and increased net payments by 6.2 percent.

Laura Ramos Hegwer July 11, 2016

Ask the Experts: Robotics

How are healthcare organizations implementing charge master items for the da Vinci robot, including the disposable products?

HFMA July 11, 2016

Ask the Experts: Benchmarks for Credit Balances

What benchmark statistics are available to set key performance indicator goals for credit balances and undistributed payments for hospitals and physician practices?

HFMA July 11, 2016
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