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Effective Running Of Healthcare Facilities.

Specialization in medicine makes one a physician or a medical practitioner where he/she will be required to promote, maintain or restore health through the study, diagnosis and treatment of a disease or injury in a patient physical and mental impairments. A physician can be specialized to handle a specific type of ailment or they can practice general practice where they offer continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families, and communities. One requires to have knowledge and competence to be properly engaged in medical practice.

Practicing medicine in a healthcare facility requires efficient running of activities which are made possible by a revenue cycle management system. Revenue cycles management systems for physicians utilizes a medical billing software that enables to track the patient care in a health facility starting from registration and scheduling of appointments to the payment of all outstanding balances. Administrative data of a patient such as name, insurance provider and other personal information is coupled with the treatment a patient receives and their healthcare data in a revenue cycle management system. Nature of a patient’s treatment is categorized according to the International Classification of Diseases, tenth edition(ICD-10) codes which are a clinical cataloging system in a healthcare facility.

Revenue cycle management systems should be done by following various set steps. A patient should be insured therefore medical services are rendered into billable charges first where the billable fees are submitted to the insurance company. Coding diagnoses and procedures are done then followed by determining the balance the patient has to pay and collecting payments. A pre-registration is done before the patient arrives for inpatient or outpatient services and then a registration is done ensuring the patient provides all the required information. Remittance processing allow application or rejection of payment which finally are collected from a third party insurer.

Revenue cycle management services are offered by several revenue cycle management companies. Efficiency of the running of day to day activities and profitability of a healthcare facility can be affected by the selected revenue cycle management company offering the revenue cycle management services. Pricing and service plans should be considered since different revenue cycle management companies will have different pricing plans for the services offered. A physician should look into the performance guarantee of the revenue cycle management system as well as if software and support are available. A revenue cycle management company can be considered if it has proper customer services that ensure effective and efficient handling of complaints, disputes and questions from customers mostly brought about by billing errors.

Revenue cycle management systems running a healthcare facility both administrative and billing systems have many advantages. Billing system, time-saving since all duties are performed automatically and linking the patients’ administrative data to the treatment received are made easier by a revenue cycle management system. A revenue cycle management system can therefore either build or bring down a hospital or physician practice, therefore, should be selected very wisely.