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Denials: The Growing Concern

Denials are a fact of life for every medical practice. From demographic errors to medical necessity, denials come in easy to fix solutions and time-consuming levels of appeal. A recent article from the Healthcare Finance News website (http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/denials-still-major-risk-revenue-cycle-departments-despite-build-out) noted that hospitals in particular “wrote off as uncollectable 90% more denials than 6 years ago.” The …

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From Patient to Consumer: How to Improve Patient Collections

Today patients have some of the highest deductibles and out of pocket expenses in history. Patients also typically take twice as long as insurance companies to pay on their bills, and even then, it is usually only a portion of the balance. Practices and Hospitals that can make a shift of thinking about their patients …

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