Accounts Receivable

September 11, 2017

Co-Sourcing Your CHC Billing Department – Have Your Revenue Cake and Keep Your Staff Too

Making the move to an outside vendor for your community health center’s (CHC’s) billing needs can be a difficult decision. CHCs are truly the ...

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July 12, 2017

Secrets for Winning the A/R Battle at Your CHC

At month’s close, Community Health Center (CHC) executives across the country brace themselves as they review the status of their accounts receivable (AR). Dollars ...

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June 22, 2015

Revenue Cycle Numbers: Day in Accounts Receivable (DAR)

A Key Performance Indicator (KPI), simply put, is a performance measurement. KPIs evaluate the success of a particular activity, in this case, the success ...

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May 18, 2015

Numbers Don’t Lie: FQHC Key Performance Indicators

Reimbursement in the community health center (CHC) world has changed drastically over the program’s last 40 years. Gone are the grant dependent entities of ...

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October 15, 2014

Elements of an Effective Payment Plan

Whether it’s the complexities in payment methodology, increase focus on outcomes, or the attention on health information technology, there is another common challenge among ...

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May 13, 2014

Why Are We Scared of Auditors?

Want a sure fire way to send shivers up anyone’s back? Just tell them that they are going to be audited. Audit is a ...

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March 11, 2014

ACA & ICD-10 Success… Make Your Own Luck.

“Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more ...

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February 10, 2014

Medicare Sequestration Adjustment Codes Changed

The Budget Control Act of 2011 mandated across the board reductions in government spending.   In 2013 President Obama ordered a payment sequestration reducing Medicare ...

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January 20, 2014

Procrastination makes easy things hard

“Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” -Mason Cooley Sub Title: Procrastination… Big Dates Keep Coming Regardless of Readiness OK. I admit ...

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November 4, 2013

Subcommittee on Health Center Finance

FQHC Medicare – Program Assistance Letter 2011-04 As we all know Medicare is growing and is expected to do so for years to come. ...

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October 21, 2013

Breaking the Denial Management Circle

It is a cold Monday morning in the middle of flu season.   There are patients lined up at your check in desk and the ...

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October 21, 2013

Accounts Receivable Management Tips for CHC’s & More

Accounts receivable, unpaid claims, outstanding invoices – no matter what the label, it is money left on the table and generally, is the task ...

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October 21, 2013

Sequestration Impact on CHCs… Can you afford to not maximize every potential dollar?

After reading the Geiger Gibson /
RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative Policy Research Brief # 32, a product from the George Washington University School ...

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October 21, 2013

Testing: The critical step in transitioning from manual to electronic processes

We become very accustomed to ‘the way we’ve always done it’ yet research and implementation of process improvements is necessary for growth.  At the ...

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October 21, 2013

Key Peformance Indicators: Net AR & Payment Percentage

What are the two things you should absolutely be looking at each month to determine how well your billing department is running? While there ...

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October 21, 2013

Identifying payers by plan type

Identifying payers by plan type – setting the right expectation or administrative nightmare? Practice management systems have multiple methods for identifying and classifying insurance ...

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October 8, 2013

Training Videos

Credentialing Description: Updated several times per year, This session provides attendees with an understanding of the most common forms used in the initial provider credentialing ...

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