Revenue Cycle Management is the financial process that helps to bridge the ever-growing gap that divides business and healthcare. The revenue cycle itself encompasses all the administrative tasks and processes that take place from the scheduling of a patient to the collection of revenue. This may include patient registration, coding, collecting payments, and submitting or collecting claims from insurance providers.
We all know that the need to maximize profits and volume has depersonalized the healthcare industry. Effective and thoughtful medical care can’t thrive in an environment overrun by payer politics and a business model built to push physicians to their breaking point. When the number of obstacles facing the modern physician seems to grow every day, how do we adapt? Here are some of the major challenges private practices are facing and how to overcome them: