6 recent RCM tips

Here are six expert revenue cycle management tips, published by Becker's Hospital Review after Nov. 21.

1. Deborah VanCleave, vice president of revenue cycle at St. Joseph, Mo.-based Mosaic Life Care, recommended hospitals focus on the patient's perspective.

2. Ms. VanCleave also recommended that hospitals view the revenue cycle as a brand ambassador.

3. Dan Berger, national director of healthcare at AxiaMed, a healthcare financial technology company, advised hospitals to take steps to ensure compliance with HIPAA and payment card industry requirements with regard to patient payment collections.  

4. Gerilynn Sevenikar, vice president of revenue cycle at San Diego-based Sharp Healthcare, said hospitals need to make sure they give their patients personal, customized service.

5. Parag Shah, president of practice solutions at Integra Connect, a provider of technologies and services for value-based specialty care, advised specialty medical practices to focus on performance optimization and risk management to ensure their revenue cycles meet new value-based care requirements.

6. Elaine Dunn, vice president of system integration for Craneware, a value cycle company, said it is critical that hospitals and health systems examine how the organization's clinical systems integrate with the chargemaster.


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