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

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review, covering emergency room charges, insights into customizing payment plans and more.

1. ER charges are rising faster than prices, study finds
Emergency room charges grew faster than ER prices over an eight-year period, according to a new study from the Health Care Cost Institute.

2. RCM tip of the day: Customize payment plans to maximize collections
Hospitals should consider a patient's traits when establishing a payment plan, said David Shelton, CEO of PatientMatters.

3. Changes to federal law could curb surprise medical bills: 4 things to know
Surprise medical bills remain a prevalent problem in the U.S., but experts say there are several ways to address the issue, including changing federal law, according to a Kaiser Health News report.

4. 4 recent RCM tips
Here are four revenue cycle management tips from experts, published by Becker's Hospital Review after Aug 23.

5. Riverside Partners aligns 2 revenue cycle companies
Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners is aligning its revenue cycle companies, Bottom Line Systems and Medical Reimbursements of America.  


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