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Improve revenue cycle with electronic eligibility verification

Posted by Wendy Loveland on April 13, 2011 at 9:35 AM

By Ray Boyd (as published in Executive Insight)

Lower accounts receivable (A/R) days, higher collections, efficient scheduling and check-in -- that's the goal. In the meantime, as the front desk works hard to get a patient into the doctor's office, it is easy to see "efficiency" as "saving time." Skipping the eligibility verification, however, may not save as much time as one thinks -- and it adds time and labor later when billing needs to resubmit claims for reimbursement.

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Topics: revenue cycle, eligibility

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