Successful revenue cycle management is crucial for healthcare organizations today. It is needed for accepting forms of payment, claims processing and revenue generation. All too often, practices are missing out on money by not taking a proactive approach. There are several steps organizations can take to get the most out of their revenue cycles. Keep reading and discover how practices can improve their payment collections.
Consider Overhead Costs
Every medical practice has its own list of fixed costs. It is important to realize that certain facets within the organization are next to impossible to cut. Downsizing staff may seem like a logical move; however, that could also raise infrastructure costs. At the end of the day, the return on investment is what matters. Let the numbers do the talking and calculate what moves will bring your organization the most revenue. From there, you will be able to adjust accordingly.
Focus in On Your Workflow
A successful medical practice operates at a steady pace while prioritizing their work. Staff members should be arranging accounts by the dollar amounts and dates. If you are not getting enough money in the door, you may want to rethink how your practice is prioritizing its operations.
Determine Main Causes Of Denials
There could be many possible explanations for why you are not receiving payments. It is important for an organization to pinpoint the reasons for denials in order to remedy the situation. Some common causes of denials: duplicate claims, missing information and charges not covered by the payer.
Does your organization have a clear collections process? It is important that you clearly defined terms with your patients so there are not any gray areas. Many practices are redesigning their collections process and transitioning over to electronic mailing statements. This makes collections faster and easier.
Have the Right People Working In Accounts Receivable
The people who are currently working collections could be holding your practice at bay. They need to be go-getters who can handle being pulled in many different directions. They need to have good multi-tasking skills as they need to be able to switch their focus between multiple patient accounts.
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