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IN THIS ISSUE
Measuring the Financial Health of Your Organization
Building and sustaining an effective revenue cycle is essential for an organization’s financial viability. To be effective, the revenue cycle must operate as a whole, with seamless integration between each segment of the cycle. Within each segment, people, process and technology come together to determine the results. This holistic view of the revenue cycle has expanded beyond traditional silo-based registration/billing/collection activities. The revenue cycle’s front-end starts earlier, has a distinct “middle” component, progresses to the back-end, and the entire structure is supported by an underlying foundation of core functions. A holistic approach of the revenue cycle facilitates the ability for the organization to optimize the management of revenues and growth.
Culbert took this holistic view when it was engaged to perform a revenue cycle assessment for a health care system that had recently added practices and physicians to its network of hospital affiliated practices. Culbert applied its tested and comprehensive Revenue Cycle Assessment Methodology. READ MORE.
Taking Pride in Our Accomplishment
News from Rob Culbert, President
Over the past 5 years Culbert Healthcare Solutions, Inc., has grown from a 1 person start-up to over 60 employees with a national client base that includes many of the largest and most prestigious healthcare organizations in the country. READ MORE.
Keys to Successful System Management:
Back to Basics
There are many ways to successfully manage a “System” (hardware, OS, Databases, Connectivity, Business Continuity) and while the basics do not take a great deal of time, they are frequently over looked. With limited IT staff and attention diverted to new initiatives it is critical that leadership make sure the basics aren’t getting missed. READ MORE
Improve Operations: The Value of Workflows
Do you have diagrams and supporting documentation justifying current workflows? Documenting current operational and functional workflows are critical for evaluating process accuracy and efficiency of daily operations as well as for use during the selection or design of a new system implementation. READ MORE.
Best Practices: Standardizing and Merging Workflows
Any system implementation brings many opportunities to analyze current state operations and performance, and provides the foundation to implement changes based on best practices to further the organization as a whole; from registering and scheduling patients, to clinical operations and finally throughout the remaining revenue cycle functions. READ MORE.
Medicare Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program: Do You Qualify?
The rules to qualify for the eRx incentive program have never been easier. If you answered yes to the above items then you likely qualify for the 2010 eRx incentive. So check your system, run a service analysis report by provider looking for the number of G8853 codes reported. READ MORE.
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