RCM Newsletter | October 2020


Impact of COVID-19 on Community Health Centers

One key to success in the COVID-19 environment is to retool staff and processes to address key issues in revenue cycle. Community Health Centers that not only succeed, but thrive, will find new ways to engage patients. COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of Telemedicine, and many are adding new lines of business such as Chronic Care Management. Some Community Health Centers are turning towards new technologies that reduce revenue leakage by identifying patients that are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other payors. While our environment has changed, Community Health Centers that find alternate sources of income and improve processes will continue to thrive… Click to Read More

Managing Costs and Boosting Cash Collections During COVID-19 Outbreak – vlog

As the COVID-19 spread continues to develop further, many hospitals and health systems projected adverse financial impacts totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. With all of us battling the COVID-19 situation, our experts: Matt Thompson, Executive Vice President, EqualizeRCM, Randy Penberg, Managing Partner and CEO, Management Resource Group, LLC, and Chris Meola, Vice President RCM, EqualizeRCM, had organized an interactive conversation on managing costs and boosting cash collections. This vlog is a representation of the topics and strategies discussed, such as managing revenue cycle operating cost, adjusting staff… Click to Read More

COVID-19 Reimbursement for Uninsured Patients

Community Health Centers (CHC) are eligible for reimbursement for the testing and treatment of COVID-19 patients who are uninsured. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Relief Fund appropriated $1 billion to reimburse providers for conducting COVID-19 testing for the uninsured; and the Provider Relief Fund appropriated additional funds to reimburse providers for treating uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has contracted with the UnitedHealth Group to pay for these services generally at Medicare rates for eligible services rendered on or after February 4, 2020… Click to Read More

The Role of the Chargemaster (CDM) in CAH’s Revenue Cycle Management – vlog

In the face of COVID-19 and upcoming regulatory requirements, the Chargemaster is one of the critical tools that you can better utilize in your business office to drive your critical access hospital’s revenue cycle management. With over 30 years of experience, Kathy Dean, VP Outpatient Services & Chargemaster Analyst at Administrative Consultant Service and Katrina Makey, Director of Rural Hospitals at EqualizeRCM offer insight about the role of the chargemaster, how it affects your critical access hospital’s (CAH) revenue cycle, and how it serves as a key tool to drive financial performance… Click to Read More

Manage Costs and Boost Cash Collections for Critical Access Hospitals – vlog

COVID-19 has upended community hospital operations and strategic imperatives for rural community hospitals, RHCs and other healthcare providers. In this vlog, David Usher, CFO at Edwards County Hospital & Healthcare Center and Katrina Makey, Director of Rural Hospitals at EqualizeRCM lean on their combined 40 years of experience to provide concrete steps for Critical Access Hospitals, RHCs and business offices to take right now to boost cash, take advantage of deregulation in telehealth and swing beds, and more… Click to Read More

Want to Contact Us or Share Your Ideas?

Let us know how we can help you; we’d love to hear from you! If you have revenue cycle needs, ideas and/or suggestions please contact Matt Thompson, Executive Vice President at M.Thompson@EqualizeRCM.com or (512) 917-3521.

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