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Ensure medical necessity to curb outpatient revenue loss

APCs Insider, August 7, 2009

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Albert Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” And hospital staff members who spend considerable time and resources performing back-end rework to correct errors don’t make any long-term progress to combat revenue loss.
 
Today’s hospitals face countless challenges, including decreased reimbursement and a decline in nonoperating revenue. Fewer patients opt for elective procedures, and providers must ensure the medical necessity of the procedures they do perform.
 
Continue reading “Ensure medical necessity to curb outpatient revenue loss” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the August issue.



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