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

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review offering insights into improving revenue cycle cash flow, revenue cycle management service expansions and more.

1. 6 RCM hires, promotions in April
The following organizations offering revenue cycle management-related services announced new hires or promotions in April.

2. 15 RCM service expansions in April
Here are 15 revenue cycle management service expansions involving healthcare vendors and providers in April.

3. RCM tip of the day: Engage physicians with quality in mind
Hospitals can improve revenue cycle cash flow by emphasizing quality when engaging with physicians on clinical documentation improvement, according to Gerard Brogan Jr., MD, executive director of Huntington (N.Y.) Hospital and medical director of revenue operations at New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health. 

4. HHS asks Supreme Court to review Medicare payments ruling: 7 things to know
HHS is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to review a District of Columbia appeals court ruling that Medicare inappropriately altered its methods for calculating uncompensated care reimbursements six years ago, according to Law360.

5. How IU Health sets its systemwide price estimator tool apart
Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health had one primary goal when it launched a price estimator tool in 2015: greater cost transparency for patients. The service is now available at all of the system's facilities, including its physician offices, for any procedure or service.


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