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

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review offering insight into recent revenue cycle management tips, healthcare costs, patient bankruptcies and more. 

1. 7 recent RCM tips
Here are seven revenue cycle management tips from industry experts, published by Becker's Hospital Review since Feb. 22.

2. RCM tip of the day: To achieve operational improvement, choose the right analytics solution
Hospitals and health systems seeking operational improvement should make sure they're using the best possible revenue cycle management analytics solution, according to Eric Nilsson, chief technology officer of SSI Group.

3. Study: Genome sequencing may not drive up downstream healthcare costs
Genome sequencing may not lead to higher healthcare costs later on, according to a study published by Genetics in Medicine.

4. 40% of patients skip treatment because of cost: 7 survey findings
Medical expenses have placed serious financial burden on more than half of Americans, according to a recent poll from NORC at the University of Chicago and the West Health Institute.

5. Study finds small link between hospitalizations and patient bankruptcies
Bankruptcy is still an issue facing some hospital patients, according to a study published in New England Journal of Medicine.


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