Revenue Cycle

Understanding the true cost to collect requires focusing on high-level KPIs

Revenue cycle management leaders from around the country share their perspectives on defining and maintaining a high-performance revenue cycle and the challenges they face in working to enhance revenue cycle management.

HFMA December 12, 2023

AI-powered coding automation: The state of the art and future direction

This roundtable discussion conducted at HFMA’s 2023 Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee sought to understand both the opportunities and challenges that AI-powered coding automation poses for healthcare organizations.

HFMA December 11, 2023

RemitConnect® helps healthcare organizations automate manual posting and reconciliation processes

This HFMA Peer Review Spotlight explores the benefits of CommerceHealthcare's RemitConnect solution in complementing a healthcare organization's existing patient accounting or practice management system.

HFMA December 11, 2023

Moody’s sees potential positive RCM impact from AI

Ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service has joined other industry players in identifying ways artificial intelligence can create efficiencies in revenue cycle management. The growing use of the technology potentially could bring accounts receivable balances down and minimize write-offs of past-due balances, according to the three authors of a report published in the company’s “Healthcare Quarterly”…

Paul Barr, MS, MBA December 11, 2023

Igniting revenue cycle’s superpower: Patient advocacy

Larami Oliver took over revenue cycle operations for Heart and Vascular Care in Cumming, Georgia, in the heat of the pandemic, and under her leadership, the division was able to persevere. Key to the operation’s success: a shift in focus from post-claim revenue cycle response to pre-service education and support. “We’ve taken a proactive approach…

Jeni Williams December 11, 2023

5 opportunities to unlock revenue through better compliance management in the midcycle

Hospitals and health systems are facing unprecedented challenges. Inflation, rising costs and razor-thin margins have caused many to shutter service lines, lay off non-patient-facing employees or even close entire facilities. These drastic measures might be avoidable if organizations could find opportunities to improve financial viability in other ways. Identifying and addressing noncompliance in the midcycle…

HFMA December 11, 2023

With a new rule, CMS looks to crack down on states’ Medicaid disenrollment processes

In its latest effort to stem the ongoing wave of Medicaid disenrollments, CMS issued regulations describing its authority to penalize states for disregarding federal guidelines pertaining to the end of continuous-enrollment requirements. Published Dec. 6 in an interim final rule with comment period, the regulations took effect immediately and were based on provisions passed by…

Nick Hut December 11, 2023

10 Keys to Restoring Trust in Healthcare

The issue of restoring consumer trust in the U.S. healthcare system encompasses a wide range of concerns. Factors in the perceived loss of trust include anxiety and confusion over costs, entrenched inequity, a glut of misinformation about vaccines and other treatments, and data and privacy breaches. To examine the problem and explore solutions, HFMA’s 16th…

Nick Hut December 7, 2023

The best of 2023 from HFMA’s editorial team

The HFMA editors share their favorite content from this year and provide a glimpse of what's to come in 2024.

Erika Grotto December 4, 2023

Prior authorization in Medicare Advantage remains in the policy spotlight as 2024 regulations take effect

Healthcare policymakers and stakeholders continue to mull the need for guardrails to ensure optimal customer service among Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans. The American Hospital Association wrote a Nov. 20 letter to CMS stating that MA plans are looking to skirt policies designed to ensure straightforward coverage of essential healthcare services. These policies, finalized earlier…

Nick Hut December 1, 2023
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