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

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review, including one about a transgender patient's surgery bill, insights into using robotic process automation to improve revenue cycle management, and more.

1. RCM tip of the day: Use analytics to gain value from robotic process automation
Healthcare organizations using robotic process automation to improve revenue cycle management should look to analytics, said Tyler Kurasek, a principal at Colburn Hill Group, an end-to-end revenue cycle solutions firm.

2. AHA urges creation of Stark Law exception for value-based payments
The American Hospital Association has made various recommendations to ease the burdens of Stark Law compliance, including protection for value-based payment arrangements. 

3. Surgery billing flub charges transgender woman more than 4 times amount quoted
A transgender woman who was told she would be charged $20,080 for prepaid gender confirmation surgery got a bill that was more than quadruple that amount from University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, reports Kaiser Health News

4. T-System appoints Robert Hitchcock documentation chief: 4 things to know
T-System, a provider of health IT solutions for emergency and urgent care, including charge capture and coding, named Robert Hitchcock, MD, executive vice president and general manager of documentation.

5. 5 recent RCM tips
Here are five revenue cycle management tips from experts, published by Becker's Hospital Review after July 11.


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