Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid

Revenue Cycle Optimization

Hospital Execs Look to Operations to Control Healthcare Costs

June 22, 2017 - With 78 percent of hospital leaders stating that rising healthcare costs are their primary concern in 2017, the leaders agreed that reviewing and optimizing existing operational and clinical processes was the hospital’s top strategy for containing costs in the next three years, a recent Economist Intelligence Unit and Prudential survey found. The 2017 survey of 301 hospital executives...


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Payment Plans Tackle Hospital Patient Collection Challenges

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The growing popularity of high-deductible health plans has wedged many healthcare organizations between a rock and a hard place. Healthcare organizations are struggling to implement patient collection strategies that acquire all of a patient’s...

Physician Alignment Drives Healthcare Revenue Cycle Progress

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Hospital and health system leaders frequently rank decreasing healthcare costs and increasing efficiency as their top concerns year-after-year. But many healthcare organizations have struggled to implement and sustain healthcare cost reduction...

Key Ways to Start A Hospital Revenue Cycle Turnaround Process

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Healthcare executives often point to market factors for lackluster hospital revenue cycle performance. But lagging accounts receivable days and shrinking hospital margins usually indicate that it is time for an internal hospital revenue cycle...

How Adding Physician Assistants Improves Hospital Revenue Cycle

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Physician assistants are key players on hospital care teams, but leveraging staffing levels and care delivery capabilities may improve hospital revenue cycle. Many hospital leaders and physicians face greater care delivery, administrative, and...

Healthcare Consumerism Challenges Primary Care Business Models

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Primary care providers are facing significant and oftentimes conflicting challenges in response to two major healthcare trends: value-based purchasing implementation and the rise of healthcare consumerism, a recent Journal of Internal Medicine...

Lean Primary Care Improves Physician Productivity, Costs

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A recent American Journal of Managed Care study showed that implementing a Lean primary care model resulted in operational cost reductions, physician productivity improvements, and higher patient satisfaction scores. “Our findings indicate...

Tracking Key Hospital Revenue Cycle Metrics to Up Profitability

by Jacqueline Belliveau

As the value-based reimbursement transition rolls on, many hospitals have adopted “If you can measure it, you can manage it” as their new motto. But how can providers and executives measure hospital revenue cycle management? Hospital...

52% of Practices Use Various Reminders to Stop Patient No-Shows

by Jacqueline Belliveau

To prevent patient no-shows, a recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) poll showed that providers are using a variety of communication methods to protect their healthcare revenue from missed appointments. The recent survey of 1,279...

Provider Profitability Tops Healthcare Revenue Cycle Concerns

by Jacqueline Belliveau

One of the top healthcare revenue cycle concerns with 40 percent of providers is maintaining profitability while remaining independent, a recent RemitDATA survey revealed. The survey of healthcare providers, billing companies, and vendors showed...

Healthcare RCM, Patient Collections Solutions Launch at HIMSS17

by Jacqueline Belliveau

ORLANDO - With over 40,000 healthcare stakeholders milling around Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center for HIMSS17, big and small vendors were eager to show off the latest and greatest products in healthcare revenue cycle management....

3M, Verily to Create Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Pop Health Tool

by Jacqueline Belliveau

3M Health Information Systems recently partnered with Verily Life Sciences to develop a technological platform that providers and payers can use to analyze population health measurements to better assess clinical and healthcare revenue cycle...

How to Retool Patient Collection Procedures to Boost Revenue

by Kathie Phillips and Jeff Wood

Days in A/R and cost to collect have always been challenging metrics for healthcare organizations to manage; however, today’s payment environment brings additional difficulties. The average annual out-of-pocket costs for employer insurance...

Acquisitions, Scale Key to Pediatric Revenue Cycle Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Stanford Children’s Health may be best known for delivering expert acute care to pediatric patients and expectant mothers at the flagship Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, but inpatient services are only a part of how the system...

Focusing on esMD for Healthcare Revenue Cycle Optimization

by Jacqueline DiChiara

With such a high volume of requests for medical documentation each year, handling them efficiently is beneficial for those working toward healthcare revenue cycle optimization in the years to come. Claim review contractors receive over 1,000,000...

Examining the Basics of the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

by Ryan Mcaskill

There are a number of different tasks that go into running a successful healthcare organization. However, regardless of whether you are a multi-location hospital network spread across the country or a private practice consisting of one doctor...

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