BC Advantage - 2011 Issue 1

Establishing a Fully-Integrated Pre-Encounter Department Produces Positive Revenue Cycle Results

There has been a paradigm shift in hospitals today, from a Centralized Scheduling Unit focused on a single task to a fully-integrated Pre-Encounter Department. There are many catalysts for this change, including increases in uninsured or underinsured patients, regulatory changes, and payer requirements. Perhaps yours was one of the facilities leading the industry toward a comprehensive pre-encounter focus. If not, it is time to assess your organization's readiness for this transformational change, and to prepare for the implementation that will bring the facility in-line with this aspect of industry best practices.This edition of IMA Insights will help you...

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