DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. July 18, 2011 William Kirsh Sentry Data Systems, Inc. The Future of Revenue Cycle: Preparing for Near-Term Change May 2011
Collectively, the document addresses patient access functions, including scheduling, registration and preauthorization, service delivery and charge capture, and business office functions. Each functional section of this piece stands on its own, enabling revenue cycle professionals to focus on their specific area of expertise.
"This document is for any revenue cycle professional, or any healthcare executive whose job function is impacted directly by the revenue cycle, such as the CEO, CFO, or others," Dr. Kirsh said. "The goal is to raise awareness for all revenue cycle professionals about issues that will confront them in the near and medium-term. These are not hypotheticals or possibilities. These are real-world changes happening now. They are substantial, and they can be very impactful."
Dr. Kirsh’s participation as a HIMSS committee member came about because of his role as a critical matter subject expert and contributor with deep insights resulting from more than 25 years working as a practicing physician and over seven years as an executive and developer of revenue cycle management and healthcare business intelligence software at Sentry.
Sentry has long been a pioneer in taking disparate hospital data systems and merging them together to gain actionable insights for financial impact within a quarter. Dr. Kirsh leads Sentry’s efforts to deliver healthcare technology solutions that not only lead to greater financial impact for customers but ultimately result in better patient outcomes.
The white paper addresses several critical topics for revenue cycle management including The American Recovery and Reimbursement Act that will impact incentive payments made available for utilization of certified electronic health records (EHRs). The publication also addresses the 5010 and its focus on the electronic exchange of administrative and financial information between providers and plans, The Affordable Care Act that includes numerous health-related provisions such as prohibiting denial of coverage/claims and expanding Medicaid, the ICD-10 and its significant changes to increased specificity and coding, and the Quality Measures highlighting an increased focus on quality for proactive healthcare organizations to gain ground and increase revenue.
William D. Kirsh
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