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

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review on revenue cycle management talent, insights into prioritizing denied insurance claims and more.

1. RCM tip of the day: Use clinical merit to prioritize denied claims
As hospitals aim for an efficient claim denials management process, they should prioritize appeals based on the clinical merit of individual cases, advises Tara Dwyer, vice president of audit operations at Xsolis.

2. Midwest primary care providers donate money to erase $1.4M in medical debt
The Midwest Direct Primary Care Alliance, a group of primary care clinics in Missouri and Kansas, donated more than $10,000 to buy $1.4 million in unpaid medical bills.

3. How financial distress forecasting can help hospitals avoid closure
Hospitals are increasingly experiencing financial hardships due to factors such as changing reimbursement models, lower patient volumes and more competition in some markets.

4. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent
Here are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

5. Alaska asks providers to return $15M in Medicaid overpayments
Alaska officials are asking medical providers to repay millions of dollars in Medicaid overpayments resulting from a billing error, according to a KTVA report.


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Medicare office visit payments standardized in new proposal
Pennsylvania long-term care facility to shutter, lay off 122 employees


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