Revenue Cycle

Transformational HIM strategies: A fresh approach to clinical documentation excellence

HIM Briefings, April 1, 2015

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Historically, the healthcare revenue cycle has been dominated by fee-for-service (FFS) payment arrangements that reimburse providers for the volume of care they provide. These reimbursement models have always been tempered by medical necessity determinations to ensure that the care delivered to patients is in fact medically necessary. Over the past several decades, healthcare costs have been rising precipitously. In response, new payment models have been developed to curb that trend and to deliver more cost-effective care with higher quality and better outcomes.

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