Tighten up your revenue cycle

Hospital and health system revenue is under attack from multiple fronts: Federal legislation that will increase the number of uninsured patients, a rise in patients with high-deductible health plans and co-pays and the possibility of an economic downturn. Experts say hospitals can expect to see a rise in uncompensated care in 2018 as more Americans have trouble paying their medical bills and hospitals, in turn, face collections challenges. We’ll cover some of the strategies and solutions healthcare leaders can employ to tighten their revenue cycle process and protect their bottom line.

Topics may include:

  • Improving communication with patients to help them understand how much they will owe after a procedure or hospitalization
  • Developing payment plans that make it easier for consumers to pay bills in full
  • Improving coding, tracking and management of denied claims for insured patients
  • Enhancing clinical IT systems to reduce duplicative documentation requests