Practice Management

New Year Resolution for a Better Revenue Cycle

Your Practice’s New Year Resolution: A Better Revenue Cycle

Happy 2018! As you wrap up year end activities, now is the time to put into place solutions that will improve your revenue cycle for the entire year. Check in It starts at the beginning. That’s a little redundant isn’t it? But it’s true. Your revenue cycle starts when your patient checks into the office …

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Benefit Eligibility & Verification

Depending on your practice, eligibility can mean many different things to many different specialties. However, the key to a strong revenue cycle and patient collections strategy begins with eligibility verification. Basic Eligibility What is basic eligibility? This is checking with the insurance company ahead of the patient’s appointment to make sure they still have an …

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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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Working Common Denials (part 1)

Depending on your practice, there may be several types of top denials. In today’s article, we are going to review best practices for follow up on some of the most common denials, regardless of specialty. Coverage Termed/Expired Per the EOB, the patient’s service denied as Coverage Termed or Expired at the time of the service. …

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