RCM tip of the day: Integrate IT & RCM functions

Revenue cycle management and IT are increasingly moving toward one another to become an integrated service.

Asif Ahmad, CEO, Anthelio: It should become the industry standard to integrate IT and revenue cycle management. Vendors have to follow through. Force drives the change. IT is still to most people is an infrastructure service, but it isn't. Hospitals and health systems are struggling to integrate revenue cycle and IT. The vendors are struggling too, but customers are pushing for it. It is just starting, but the revenue cycle expertise alone will not stand.

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