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Increasing up-front collections.

Authors
  • Kapel, Adrienne S
  • McCormack, Jeannine
  • Merkatz, Irwin R
  • Oliva, Jayne
Type
Published Article
Journal
Healthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2004
Volume
58
Issue
3
Pages
82–88
Identifiers
PMID: 15029804
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Montefiore Medical Center increased the collections of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health by $1.2 million without cutting costs or increasing its charges. Instead, the organization appointed a billing director to take charge of revenue-cycle performance and redesign its billing processes by: Implementing standard processes organizationwide Involving physicians in data collection to ensure accurate claims Collecting copayments at the front end.

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