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 hires, insights into medical debt and more.

1. 6 recent RCM hires
Six organizations offering revenue cycle management-related services announced new hires in June.

2. About a fourth of Kansas, Missouri residents have medical debt
Twenty-one percent of adults in Kansas and 24 percent of adults in Missouri have medical debt, according to the 2017 Kansas and Missouri Consumer Health Access Survey.

3. RCM tip of the day: Provide proper resources for patients
"The idea that healthcare is too complicated for patients to manage on their own" needs to be challenged, Sheri Johnson, director of revenue enhancement and patient access services at Minneapolis-based Hennepin County Medical Center, told Becker's Healthcare.

4. Patients face large bills as air ambulance rides proliferate: 5 things to know
As the number of air ambulance flights in the U.S. has nearly doubled in recent years, it is more common for patients to encounter high medical expenses due to billing disputes, rising flight prices and loopholes in federal law, according to a Bloomberg report. 

5. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent
Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.


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