Understanding physician referral patterns to provide optimal patient care

According to the Medical Group Management Association, losses in excess of $200,000 per employed physician are not uncommon. As healthcare organizations drive toward value-based care, the ability to lessen physician practice losses continues to be progressively more critical as declining payments and detrimental factors within the revenue cycle become more common. Physician referrals are the […]

Two key tools for patient access success

Price Transparency and Consumerism have a direct impact on today’s hospital Patient Access operation, with more changes coming due to stringent federal and state regulations. Considered the hospital’s “front door,” the role of Patient Access has traditionally begun with the initial patient encounter, where staff confirm patient identity, verify insurance status and more. Healthcare reform […]