Tag: Claim Denials

ICD-10 Audits: Keeping Your Reimbursements Safe with Precision Coding

ICD-10 audits. Just the mention sends shivers down the spines of healthcare providers everywhere. These meticulous examinations hold the power to either boost your bottom line or leave you facing a financial black hole. But fear not! By embracing precision coding, you can transform audits from dreaded foes into powerful allies that protect your reimbursements […]
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Impacts of Claim Denials on Revenue Cycle

How Claim Denials and Payer Audits Impacts Healthcare Revenue Cycle

Denial rates, notably within Medicare Advantage, are on the rise, impacting both hospital revenue cycles and patient care, remarked the executive director of a Minnesota-based large multispecialty health care organization focused on Revenue Cycle management. Despite the organization reporting a favorable margin this year, it falls short in achieving profits comparable to those of insurers, […]
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Denial Management Challenges in Revenue Cycle Management

Navigating Denial Management Challenges in Revenue Cycle Management

In the intricate realm of healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM), the substantial challenge revolves around handling denied claims. Scarcity of resources, understaffing, and restricted capacity frequently lead to difficulties in resolving denied claims, where an alarming 82% to 90% are considered potentially preventable. RCM teams can optimize time and revenue recovery by employing proactive strategies […]
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The True Cost of Claim Denials in Healthcare

The True Cost of Claim Denials in Healthcare

According to a survey, claim denials are considered the biggest obstacle in revenue cycle management, with over 20% of providers reporting an annual loss of $500K due to these denials. A recent survey of healthcare leaders conducted by leading medical billing company revealed that claim denials are causing a significant and costly issue for healthcare […]
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Outsourcing RCM benefits

From Cost Savings to Revenue Growth: How Outsourcing RCM Benefits Providers?

Prompt payment to healthcare providers for their services is crucial for a detailed discussion on managing macro costs, quality, and equity. Without it, addressing the issue of rising healthcare costs becomes challenging. Healthcare providers are well aware that getting paid is not an easy task. A quick search for revenue cycle management (RCM) reveals 16-step […]
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Advantages of Claim Scrubbing

Unveiling the Advantages of Claim Scrubbing

Claim scrubbing enables the potential for increased accuracy in claims, enhanced client relationships, and improved patient interactions. Claim scrubbing is the process of identifying and rectifying coding errors in medical claims prior to their submission to insurance providers. Whether conducted manually or through automated systems, claim scrubbers validate medical claims before they are sent to […]
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Critical Thinking Skills prvents denial

Preventing Denial with the Power of Critical Thinking Skills

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how to prevent claim denials, especially considering the high number of claims that were denied in 2021. As coders, we can use critical thinking skills to improve the accuracy of our coding and ultimately reduce claim denials. Critical thinking involves formulating questions, gathering information, applying the information, considering the implications, […]
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The State of Claims and Denials in 2023

How do you resolve a repeated and shooting up problem like claims denials? It’s been a fresher subject for revenue cycle management professionals for years that are only experiencing hotter with the growing pressures of staffing shortages, troubles with staff movement and instructing and developing policies and protocols at the government and payer levels. On […]
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Top Advantages of Automated Medical Claim Processing

With the arise of indirect health practices such as telehealth, it is becoming increasingly indispensable to play with bill payments and claims orderly. The medical billing cycle is a complex system encompassing procedures such as medical recordkeeping and patient data processing. Medical claim processing is the keystone for healthcare insurance companies since it needs data […]
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