RCM tip of the day: Reconcile more frequently than the standard monthly reporting

As hospitals and health systems strive to achieve maximum reimbursement, it is more crucial than ever they have a smooth cash reconciliation process.

Tyler Kurasek, a principal with Colburn Hill Group: Create a formal, documented and repeatable process. Finance and cash posting should be using the same workflow system. Compare true monthly net deposits to the sum of individually-tracked deposits for the given month. This prevents a backlog of data from developing and facilitates the ability of staff to deal with issues in a real-time manner.

To learn more about collecting on accounts, access this story from Becker's Hospital Review.

If you would like to share your RCM best practices, please email Kelly Gooch at kgooch@beckershealthcare.com to be featured in the "RCM tip of the day" series.

 

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