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

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review, covering stories about the Medicare auditors, insights into improving revenue cycle performance and more.

1. RCM tip of the day: Standardize and automate front-end processes
Revenue cycle errors can cause reimbursement delays and other financial problems at hospitals. But standardizing and automating front-end processes, such as registration, helps eliminate these problems, said Paul Shorrosh, founder and CEO of AccuReg Software.

2. Patient's $7,800 ED bill reaches California Supreme Court
A case involving a hospital patient's emergency department bill has been initiated at the California Supreme Court.

3. How providers can analyze data to boost finances
Using technology to examine and make conclusions from data sets can help organizations improve revenue cycle performance, payer contracts and, ultimately, the bottom line. That was the consensus of panelists during the Becker's Hospital Review 4th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference.

4. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent
Here are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

5. Medicare auditors saved program $214M in FY 2016 and 7 other things to know
The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program corrected $404.46 million in overpayments and $69.46 million in underpayments in fiscal year 2016, according to CMS' report to Congress.

 

More articles on healthcare finance: 

Patient's $7,800 ED bill reaches California Supreme Court
RCM tip of the day: Standardize and automate front-end processes
How providers can analyze data to boost finances

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