Revenue Cycle

Revenue Cycle Articles by Topic: Patient Financial Services

Tips to help master medical necessity

  • Recovery Auditor Report, Issue 1, January 7, 2010

    Having the right process—and people—in place can help ensure your hospital consistently...

Revenue Cycle Institute posts free ABN Audit Preparation tool

  • Recovery Auditor Report, Issue 12, June 11, 2009

    Help ensure your facility properly obtains ABNs from patients for Medicare noncovered services with...

Open Door Forum conference call rescheduled for May 6

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 15, April 24, 2009

    Mark this date for the next CMS Open Door Forum.

Patient access benchmarks. Take our survey!

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 15, April 24, 2009

    We want to know how and what you benchmark for your patient access department.

HINNs case study of success

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 15, April 24, 2009

    We would love to hear about your HINNs success story.

Did you know . . . Five CMS RAC Open Door Forum facts

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 14, April 17, 2009

    RACs receive the same contingency fee regardless of whether they identify over- or underpayments.

CMS updates RAC outreach schedule, FAQs

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 14, April 17, 2009

    Get the updates on the RAC outreach schedule and FAQs from CMS.

HINNs case study of success

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 14, April 17, 2009

    If your department has had solid returns working with the HINN, we'd love to know about it.

Red Flags Rule guidance published

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 13, April 10, 2009

    Red Flags Rule compliance is May 1. Good news: FTC just came out with some helpful guidance.

CMS Open Door Forum conference call rescheduled for April 22

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 13, April 10, 2009

    Get ready for the next CMS Open Door Forum call.

HINNs case study of success

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 13, April 10, 2009

    If you facility has had success using the HINN form, we'd like to know about it.

Tell us your story, win a prize from PARC

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 13, April 9, 2009

    Got a strong patient access department? Let us hear about it.

Tip: Find out how non-hospital providers can get the RAC education they need

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 12, April 3, 2009

    It's time to get non-hospital providers the education they need regarding RACs.

Q&A: RACs and critical access hospitals

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 12, April 3, 2009

    Will RACs come after critical access hospitals?

Billing post-denials

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 12, April 3, 2009

    Billing post denials is no joke. Check out this post on our Patient Access Resource Center.

Q&A: Discounting practices

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 11, March 27, 2009

    You can never be sure enough that your discounting practices are compliant.

New provider posts on PARC!

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 11, March 27, 2009

    Check out the interaction of your colleagues on our patient access Web site.

Accurate edits return $$$

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 11, March 27, 2009

    One vital step in the revenue cycle program tends to be ignored or is inadequate – proper...

Note: Hospitals must submit Medicare Advantage claims as far back as October 2005

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 10, March 20, 2009

    Earlier this month, CMS published Transmittal 1695 to the Claims Processing Manual, reaching back...

New provider posts on PARC!

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 10, March 20, 2009

    Check out what your colleagues are saying on our Patient Access Resource Center.

Revenue Cycle Institute update

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 10, March 20, 2009

    Check out this new tool to help your quality assurance checks with your patient access departments.

New provider posts on PARC!

  • Patient Access Weekly Advisor, Issue 10, March 18, 2009

    Check out what your colleagues are saying on our Patient Access Resource Center.

New provider posts on PARC!

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 9, March 13, 2009

    Check out these new posts on our patient access Web site.

Tell us your story, win a prize from PARC

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 9, March 13, 2009

    Your success story could be a feature on our Web site.

TIP: Make registration staff members feel like part of your revenue cycle

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 8, March 6, 2009

    One way to avoid mistakes by the time a claim comes to your business office is to educate the front...

New provider posts on PARC!

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 8, March 6, 2009

    Learn about the most recent posts on the new Patient Access Resource Center blog.

What do you think about the healthcare summit?

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 8, March 6, 2009

    What do you have to say about the White House healthcare summit?

WellPoint to fund insurance database

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 6, February 20, 2009

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New provider posts on PARC!

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 6, February 20, 2009

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New provider posts on PARC!

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 5, February 13, 2009

    Our new Web site dedicated to patient access and revenue cycle issue is heating up.

Americans could see premiums double

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 3, January 30, 2009

    Note to Americans: You will be digging deeper into your wallets for money for healthcare seven...

Patient access meets PFS

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 3, January 30, 2009

    When the front end and back end work together in the revenue cycle, the group as a whole is better...

Iowa hospitals’ uninsured patient numbers increase

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 2, January 23, 2009

    What happens to your revenue cycle when the uninsured patient visits the emergency department for...

Growing need for Medicaid strains states

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 2, January 23, 2009

    No jobs. More Medicaid. That?s what some states in this recession are finding out.

ED bedside registration: When it does not work

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 2, January 23, 2009

    Bedside registration in the emergency department does not always work.

House votes to expand child health insurance

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 1, January 16, 2009

    Barack Obama got an early wish from the House -- a yes vote on expanded health coverage for...

UnitedHealth to pay $350 million for settlement

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 1, January 16, 2009

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. will pay the price over class-action lawsuits on its out-of-network medical...

ED bedside registration

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 1, January 16, 2009

    ED bedside registration -- it's hit or miss. For this facility, it's the former.

RAC automated reviews

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 104, January 9, 2009

    You need answers as the RAC nationwide project looms. Here’s one.

CMS releases updated RAC demonstration report

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 104, January 9, 2009

    These CMS numbers will make associations like the California Hospital Association happy. The CHA...

Three more sentenced in Miami for Medicare fraud

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 103, January 2, 2009

    Ana Alvarez-Jacinto and Sandra Mateos were sentenced to 30 years in prison for their involvement in...

Bank VP gets three years in jail for Medicare fraud

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 102, December 26, 2008

    A federal judge sentenced a former assistant vice president at Wachovia Bank to three years in...

Medicare trust fund may shrink faster

  • Patient Access Weekly Advisor, Issue 79, December 3, 2008

    The Medicare Part A trust fund may be depleted by 2016.

Universal healthcare model inching closer?

  • Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, Issue 98, November 21, 2008

    Is this the first step toward a universal healthcare model for Americans?

One patient access manager's highlights

  • Patient Access Weekly Advisor, Issue 77, November 19, 2008

    Implementation of a front-end price estimate software application. Realignment of...

8 tips for quality control auditing

  • Patient Access Weekly Advisor, Issue 71, October 8, 2008

    Whether you use a similar approach or not, here are some helpful tips and reminders from healthcare...

SUCCESS IN PATIENT ACCESS: One shoe fits the other

  • Patient Access Weekly Advisor, Issue 66, September 3, 2008

    This patient access team decreased its returned mailings by 30% by correcting address and insurance...