Denial Management

Patient Leakage Represents a 10% Revenue Loss to Healthcare Facilities

December 6, 2018

RevCycle Intelligence reports on a new survey that healthcare organizations are losing revenue because they are failing to properly manage referrals and patient leakage. Some of the report’s findings: There’s a gap between priority and action. Some 87% of healthcare executives say patient leakage is a high priority, but 23% don’t track leakage and 20% don’t…

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Syncing Revenue Cycle & Patient Experience

November 13, 2018

In today’s “retail medical market” with heightened RCM patient focus, improving a patient’s financial experience is a key to healthcare revenue cycle management success, according to the Senior Regional Director of Revenue Cycle at Ascension Healthcare. RevCycleIntelligence.com reports that the ability to implement self-service technology and give accurate price estimates is key to improving the patient experience…

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AI & Healthcare: 5 Terms to Learn

November 2, 2018

Artificial intelligence is making itself invaluable in a variety of industries, including healthcare. With this in mind, Becker’s Health IT and CIO Report offers five useful terms to add to your AI playbook: Artificial intelligence: Intelligent behaviors commonly associated with humans but exhibited by machines and applied to tasks like problem-solving, automatically completing forms or…

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EHR Data: Protect and Serve!

October 26, 2018

Results of a recent a recent JAMA study as reported in EHR Intelligence reveal that a disturbing amount of hospitals fail to comply with federal and state regulations for patient EHR and paper health records requests. This is especially damaging in today’s healthcare retail climate, where patients understandably want to know what their costs are. Researchers made…

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Study: Almost One-Third of Hospitals Lack Revenue Cycle Tech or Automated Remittance Posting

October 18, 2018

A study from Eliciting Insights shows that, while adoption of revenue cycle technology is brisk, some medical facilities are hesitant to adopt automated remittance posting in spite of its proven ability to solidify the bottom line in challenging times. Based on survey responses from 179 hospital revenue cycle executives, here are some takeaways as reported on Becker’s Hospital CFO…

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Banks Lose $2.92 per Defrauded Dollar

October 3, 2018

Is it important for financial institutions to deploy the best possible tools to fight fraud? Consider this: According to LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its 2018 True Cost of Fraud study for the financial-services sector, for every dollar of fraud a financial institution absorbs, it drains an additional $2.92 in associated costs — that’s up 9% from…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Steps Up in Healthcare

September 27, 2018

An article produced by Intel outlines the ways Artificial Intelligence — AI — solutions can be deployed while using an organization’s existing technological infrastructure. The result is maximum gain with minimum expense and downtime. Watch this video for an interesting perspective on AI utilization. Intel’s article outlines three key areas where enterprises are experimenting with AI…

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Rural Hospital RCM Challenges Require Straight-Through Processing

September 25, 2018

In an environment where value-based reimbursement performance presents challenges to even the most “metropolitan” of hospitals and healthcare facilities, rural hospitals find themselves facing challenges heightened by their specific set of circumstances. As RevCycleIntelligence reports: Despite serving as a critical healthcare safety net for millions of patients, many rural hospitals are constantly on the brink…

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4 Revenue Cycle Management Tips

July 26, 2018

Becker’s Hospital CFO Report recently gathered and posted 4 revenue cycle management tips that — no surprise — emphasize many of the themes we concentrate on the most: Investment in a robust claim denials program. Machine learning to scrub claims. Great emphasis on security. Addressing the new consumerism in healthcare by making sure persons “shopping” for healthcare…

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5 Common Patient Collections Mistakes – Are You Guilty of One or More?

July 19, 2018

Becker’s ASC Review offers a concise guide to some of the most common patient collections mistakes made by Healthcare providers. In a healthcare environment that is becoming more and more “retail” and dependent upon the patient’s financial responsibility, it’s critical to lock down the basics of patient billing and collections, from beginning to end. Patients…

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