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

Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review this past week offering insight on preparing for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, prices at physician practices, revenue cycle management hires and more.

1. RCM tip of the day: MACRA calls for a cross-departmental effort
Healthcare organizations should seek cross-departmental collaboration when preparing to manage and execute Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act initiatives, according to Joncé Smith, vice president of revenue cycle management at Stoltenberg Consulting. 

2. Study: High price not necessarily indicative of better quality for outpatient services
High prices for outpatient services at physician practices do not guarantee better care quality and efficiency, suggests a new study published in Health Affairs.

3. Ontario Systems partners with Recondo Technology; SimonMed to implement Zotec's RCM services & more — 5 RCM key notes
Here are five recent updates on revenue cycle management companies. 

4. 10 RCM hires in April
The following organizations hired people with revenue cycle management expertise, or for an RCM-related role, in April.

5. 13 RCM companies with service expansions in April
Thirteen companies extended their revenue cycle management portfolios with healthcare vendors and providers in April.



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