This week's 5 must-reads for hospital RCM leaders

Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review this past week offering insight on revenue cycle management service expansions, surprise billing, managing payer contracts and more.

1. 90% of GoFundMe campaigns for medical expenses failed to achieve financial target, study finds
With the rising popularity of high-deductible health plans, a number of patients have trouble paying their medical expenses. This struggle may lead them to set up a crowdfunding campaign such as GoFundMe. But these campaigns are often unsuccessful at achieving their financial target.

2. 4 RCM companies with recent service expansions
Here are four companies that extended their RCM portfolios for healthcare vendors and providers so far in March.

3. 3 hidden costs hospitals should consider when acquiring physician practices
Heather Delgado, a partner and member of the healthcare department at the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg, spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about hidden costs hospitals should consider when acquiring physician practices.

4. ZirMed Q&A: How to successfully manage and model payer contracts
Representatives from ZirMed spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about how hospitals can successfully manage and model payer contracts and ensure accurate payment.

5. 7 states addressing surprise medical billing so far in 2017
Legislators from seven states have proposed legislation in the first few months of 2017 to mitigate the practice of surprise medical billing.

 

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Moody's affirms 'Aa3' rating on Mercy Health's bonds
Fitch upgrades Karnes County Hospital District's rating, removes ratings watch evolving

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