RCM tip of the day: Engage physicians with quality in mind

Hospitals can improve revenue cycle cash flow by emphasizing quality when engaging with physicians on clinical documentation improvement, according to Gerard Brogan Jr., MD, executive director of Huntington (N.Y.) Hospital and medical director of revenue operations at New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health.

Mr. Brogan said this involves educating physicians on how quality data is used. "There's a little bit of wind at our backs if we explain to physicians how risk adjusting occurs and how they are tiered by insurance companies," he said. Mr. Brogan also noted hospitals should provide physicians with concrete ways to improve their documentation that are specific to their practice area.

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