Five Revenue Cycle Metrics Profitable Practices Are Measuring

R1 RCMJune 20, 2022

Measuring the financial health of your practice plays an important role in future growth. When you understand the metrics that impact your revenue cycle, you can better manage your overall process by making strategic changes to increase revenue and lower costs.

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What Is Revenue Cycle Management in Healthcare?

R1 RCMFebruary 11, 2022

Revenue cycle management (RCM) in healthcare is the business process that enables organizations to be paid for providing services. There are 17 unique steps in the revenue cycle, which ...

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Journal of AHIMA: Appeals, Denials, HIM and Utilization Review - A Winning Combination

Dr. Ronald HirschAugust 23, 2021

Many claim that people in the United States have access to the best healthcare in the world. And while that is easily refuted with data from multiple sources, there is no question that the United States has one of the most complex healthcare delivery systems in the world. The combination of public ...

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Optimizing Financial Clearance to Thrive Amid COVID-19

Wanda BrooksJune 9, 2020

As both providers and patients cope with the impact of COVID-19’s high cost, little relief is in sight.

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How Physician Practices Can Decrease Patient No Shows

Richard Lopez del RinconFebruary 20, 2020

Patients who do not show up for scheduled appointments disrupt practice flow by taking dedicated time slots away from other patients and negatively impact the productivity of both the provider and staff. Practices often waive ‘no shows’ as a normal part of business but when translated to a bottom-line impact, using a rate of collections per ...

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Six Ways to Improve Patient Collections

Randy KellerAugust 5, 2019

Today, providers need to place more emphasis on collection from patient balances since there is more financial responsibility from insured patients. This is a direct result from high dollar deductible health plans associated with health saving accounts or tax-advantaged medical savings accounts.

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Managed Healthcare Executive: Cadillac Tax Could Affect 1 in 5 Health Plans

Tracey WalkerJuly 18, 2019

The ACA’s tax on high-cost health plans—or “Cadillac Tax”—would affect one in five employers offering health benefits when it takes effect in 2022 unless employers change their health plans, according to a recent analysis.

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MGMA: Use Rev Cycle to Nurture Patient Satisfaction

Joe PolarisJuly 15, 2019

Patient satisfaction, loyalty and retention — these are the lifeblood of any medical group. But in today’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape, how do you authentically and successfully nurture them?

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5 Considerations Before Using A Collections Agency for Medical Debt

R1 RCMJune 3, 2019

In today’s billing environment, increasingly higher payment responsibility resides with patients. Self-pay accounts have steadily grown to essentially their own payer classification. While the best practice is

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5 Ways Providers Can Improve Front-End Processes and Reimbursement

Richard Lopez del RinconFebruary 14, 2019

In order to maintain financial stability in an ever changing industry, healthcare providers need to develop a better understanding of the impact front end processes have on the revenue cycle. With this in mind, let’s take a look at five ways providers can drastically improve office flow and maximize reimbursement by bringing the front end back ...

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