For hospitals contemplating revenue cycle solutions, it’s important to make sure your revenue cycle solutions aren’t half-baked. Have you ever bought a bunch of ingredients and gadgets to duplicate what the pros make on a cooking show? They make it look easy…but it’s not. There are nuanced skills with timing, technique, temperature, and other subtle variables related to sequence and presentation. Cooking shows are similar to industry consolidation; be it energy, automotive, or even healthcare. So, what do we get with consolidation?
During our recent webinar session “Denial Management Essentials: The Metrics and Reporting Tools You Need to increase Revenue” we polled healthcare providers on several topics around denial management.
Key Metrics for Contract Management
The proper use of healthcare contract management software can make a difference of 2-3 percent net revenue. Thus, the proper use of a contract management system should be considered “mission critical,” from a financial perspective, but it often does not receive the attention it deserves. This whitepaper explains how applying metrics to healthcare contract management helps assure all accounts receive appropriate attention, thus ensuring revenue integrity.
For healthcare financial staff, some cycles are so common they are taken for granted – day and night, seasonal changes, month-end close, year-end reporting. On one hand there is the age-old adage, ‘the only constant in life is change’ and on the other hand ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’. When providers approach the task of monitoring payer reimbursement, the doctrine of cycles certainly apply.