7 Key Elements Of Effective Accounts Receivable Management

Posted by Allen Ranjan on Oct 9, 2018 8:25:16 AM


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                      Key#1 Code It Right

                      Key#2 Submit Clean Claims

                      Key#3 Correspondence Is For A Reason

                      Key#4 Effective Denial Management

                      Key#5 Payer Contract Enforcement

                      Key#6 Stick to the Follow up Promises

                      Key#7 Stay on top of your Credit Balances



Arguably the trickiest piece of the puzzle, Accounts Receivable Management is the holy grail of RCM business. With everything that can be done to send out the cleanest of claims in a timely manner, the insurance would still deny a whole bunch of them for a variety of reasons & it takes skills, understanding & expertise with a consistent ability to keep working on them to resolve such claims. The ever-so-changing healthcare landscape has more dynamic forces working right now, with the ICD-10 in place and several looming changes to the Medicare, Medicaid, and the CHIP plans .

As a result, the Accounts Receivable for an independent practice keeps growing but the reimbursements keep shrinking. According to industry sources most practices, unfortunately, leave as much as 30 % potential revenue on the table. The onus of providing the best care to the patient is demanding & on top of it the pressure of converting the AR into cash flow makes it far from ideal. Payer policies around coding, payer contracts, denials, correspondence coming from the payer they all need to be accounted for to make sure the AR is within the control and the cash flow is optimized.

Per some industry estimates, many leave an average of 25 to 30% money on the table. According to industry sources, this happens because almost 50 % of denials never get re-worked resulting in a 5-7% loss of potential revenue. The primary reason being the lack of time & knowledge to effectively dispute this. Not to mention the cost to collect on these claims & it can add up fast.  

In this white paper, you will learn how by incorporating some industry approved best practices you can stay on top of your accounts receivable and optimize your collections with the potential of up to 25-30 % additional revenue.

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5 Tips To Improve Days In Accounts Receivable

Posted by Allen Ranjan on Oct 3, 2018 4:30:00 PM


What is days in Accounts Receivable?

Days in AR means average number of days a claim is outstanding before it is paid/reimbursed/collected.

It is a significant Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for a medical practice because, the higher the days in AR, the longer it takes them to get paid after providing care to the patient. 

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Topics: Accounts Receivable Management