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RCM Pro Tip: Reduce Insurance Denials

May 17, 2018
RCM Pro Tip: Reduce Insurance Denials

Revenue cycle benchmarks show denials are up, from $3.9 million in 2011 to $7 million in 2017. It’s critical for hospitals to focus on insurance claims denials, drilling down to find the root cause of every denial.

Here's five to reduce your healthcare organization's insurance denials:

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Weekly RCM Tip: Are You Ready to Accept the New Medicare Beneficiary Cards?

April 09, 2018
Weekly RCM Tip: Are You Ready to Accept the New Medicare Beneficiary Cards?

Healthcare providers have until January 1, 2020 to fully transition to using the new CMS Medical Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) card, but they can’t afford to wait until then to consider the changes the new cards will have on the way they do business with Medicare.

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Weekly RCM Tip: Stopping Untimely Denials

March 23, 2018
Weekly RCM Tip: Stopping Untimely Denials

Although we all know with the right attention and tools we can prevent the majority of claim denials, it would be impossible to achieve a zero percent denial rate across all denial reasons. Payers are simply not transparent with all of their processing rules and claim edits, so they will always find ways to delay payment of claims. 

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Weekly RCM Tip: Re-evaluate RCM Job Titles and Responsibilities

March 08, 2018
Weekly RCM Tip: Re-evaluate RCM Job Titles and Responsibilities

Healthcare organizations should really take a look at the traditional job descriptions and responsibilities of registration, coding, billing, and A/R representative positions. Billing is truly no longer a position that belongs in the business office.

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