Revenue Cycle Management Case Studies & White Papers

  1. Collect More From Patients Without Hurting Satisfaction

    One trend that’s made it tougher for providers to collect the money they’re owed: an increase in patient responsibility. Thanks to higher-deductible plans, a greater number of uninsured patients, and larger co-pays, more of the money owed to providers is coming directly from patients’ pockets.

  2. Enhancing Cash Collections And Internal Controls

    A white knight emerges to save the crumbling US Healthcare system - patients wielding the tools of consumer driven healthcare. Attempts to curb the rising costs of health insurance have significantly increased enrollment in consumer driven healthcare (CDH) plans.

  3. 5 ICD-10 Challenges Facing Every IT Project Manager

    On Jan. 16, 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule that mandated adoption of ICD-10 by Oct. 1, 2013. The adoption mandate has since been extended by CMS to Oct. 1, 2014. The shift to ICD-10 is intended to be a significant enhancement in the coding and classification of diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures. CMS’ recent action will provide healthcare organizations in the United States with the opportunity to adapt the same platform used by many industrialized nations today, including the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Germany, and Canada.

  4. Countdown To ICD-10: Prepared For Success? Or, Prepared To Fail?

    The Oct. 1, 2014 ICD-10 implementation deadline is quickly approaching, leaving the healthcare industry little time to prepare for the transition. Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has previously extended the implementation deadline, the agency has strongly advised the industry that future extensions are unlikely.

  5. New Communication Platform Makes Information Exchange Practical For Providers

    Sharing is difficult. Ask any three-year-old. Or ask any healthcare provider. But it is necessary. Toddlers need to learn to share so they can get along in a social world. And, healthcare providers need to find ways to share information so they can provide better clinical care and succeed under the government's Meaningful Use incentive program and emerging value-based purchasing models that call for increased care coordination.

  6. Western Piedmont Heart Centers Reduces A/R Days, Increases Efficiency, And Speeds Claims

    This case study from ZirMed takes a look at Western Piedmont Heart Centers (WPHC), a cardiology group providing cardiovascular diagnostic, imaging, therapeutic, and monitoring services in West Central North Carolina. WPHC’s business was growing and its staff was experiencing increased workflow which was causing problems with rejected claims and billing report errors.

  7. CHRISTUS HomeCare Decreases A/R Days, Streamlines Workflow, And Increases Employee Satisfaction

    This ZirMed case study takes a look at CHRISTUS HomeCare, an interdisciplinary home health and hospice service provider based in San Antonio, Texas. It was experiencing problems with processing paper claims, long collection times, and billing errors. At the time its total A/R days were 60 to 120 and bills were usually paid within 45 to 60 days.

  8. Service In 2012: The Continued Search For Revenue
    For the previous 24 months, service revenue has topped the agenda of Chief Service Officers (CSOs) polled by Aberdeen. The 2010 State of Service Management research survey, and polls conducted at the 2010 CSO Summit, both found that service revenue was the top goal for CSOs to attain in 2011.
  9. Oncologists Convert To MicroMD® PM For Revenues, Productivity And Reporting
    As both a high-volume and high-value practice—charges for single-day treatments can range as high as $30,000—Blood and Cancer Center (BCC) needed to increase staff productivity and improve its accounts receivable management.
  10. Speed Your Healthcare Revenue Cycle With A Check2Bank Solution
    Spectrum Health, a large not-for-profit health system in West Michigan, was averaging 35,000 patient and health insurance check payments per month. What was once a cumbersome manual process has now been automated using an integrated high-tech imaging, character recognition, and remote deposit solution.