Category: Revenue Cycle Management

physician RCM

RCM in Physician Practices: Key Steps Revealed by AMA

Physician RCM: This guide dives into key areas physician private practices can target to strengthen their revenue cycle management (RCM), as outlined by the American Medical Association (AMA) in recent News. By optimizing these eight steps, practices can ensure timely and accurate reimbursement for services provided. 1. Patient Registration: Accuracy First The foundation of a […]
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Why Healthcare Providers Need Medical Claim Clearinghouses

Medical claim clearinghouses enhance the efficiency of claim submissions for healthcare providers, thereby reducing costs and improving payment accuracy. Each year, healthcare payers and providers exchange billions of claims to finalize patient encounters, a number that continues to rise. As claim volumes increase annually (except for a dip in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), […]
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Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for alternative healthcare delivery methods. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) emerged as a valuable complement to telehealth, allowing doctors to remotely monitor patients’ health data in real-time. How Remote patient monitoring Works RPM utilizes various devices to track vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar. It can […]
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compliant coding and billing

Compliant Coding and Billing for Physicians: Expert Tips

The article explores common billing mistakes and offers tips for four healthcare services that can cause payment headaches for physicians. 1. Annual Wellness Visits vs. Physicals: Understanding Medicare Requirements Differentiating between Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) and Initial Preventive Physical Exams (IPPE) is crucial for accurate billing. Both are covered by Medicare for preventive care, but […]
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Intelligent Automation

How Intelligent Automation Can Address 3 Revenue Cycle Challenges

The healthcare industry has long buzzed about the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionize financial operations and internal workflows. However, for practical solutions tackling the complexities of RCM, intelligent automation offers a more realistic path forward. Why Intelligent Automation Over AI? True AI strives to mimic human cognition, but it remains in its early […]
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Revenue Cycle Challenges

How Healthcare Leaders Are Conquering Revenue Cycle Challenges

Ideally, revenue cycle processes should flow seamlessly from one stage to the next. However, challenges can arise at any point, from the front end to the back end, requiring leaders to be vigilant and strategic in their efforts. Here are some highlighting executive approaches to various revenue cycle challenges: How Healthcare Services Revamped Their Billing […]
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reduce accounts receivable

5 Essential Tips to Reduce Accounts Receivable Turnaround Time

 When your medical practice submits a claim to a payer, the countdown begins until you receive the payment. Ensuring timely payment is crucial for your business, as delays can have costly consequences. Ideally, you should aim to clear accounts receivable within 30 days. To effectively reduce accounts receivable, it’s essential to implement efficient billing processes, […]
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Boost Your Bottom Line: 4 Keys to Healthcare RCM Success

In 2024, factors like declining reimbursement rates, the shift towards value-based care, and ever-changing regulations demand a proactive approach to improve RCM. Here, we explore four key strategies to optimize your healthcare revenue cycle and ensure financial stability in the coming year. 1. Break down Silos: Merging Front-End and Back-End Functions Many healthcare organizations struggle […]
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