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

Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review offering insight on healthcare payments, common coverage denials, hospitals seeking revenue cycle management expertise and more.

1. 5 common coverage denials, ranked by frequency
Nearly two-thirds of chronically ill patients said they were denied coverage due to one of five use management methods deployed by payers, according to a report from the Doctor-Patient Rights Project.

2. 4 myths about healthcare payments
Automated payments in healthcare grew by 55 percent year over year between 2012 and 2015, according to InstaMed.

3. RCM tip of the day: Audit for underpayments
Healthcare organizations have various methods at their disposal to help identify and fix underpayments from payers, according to Leonard Wenyon, vice president of solutions at New York City-based IKS Health.

4. Most and least expensive hospitals in Chicago and NYC, according to Amino
Bronx (N.Y.)-Lebanon Hospital Center is the least expensive Leapfrog-graded hospital in the New York City region, according to an analysis from Amino.

5. 12 hospitals seeking RCM talent
Here are 11 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.


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