Accelerated Medical Practice Blog

A healthcare technology blog, sponsored by White Plume Technologies.

05
Apr

Provider-Specific Adjustments: Using Revenue Cycle Analytics

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Many revenue cycle managers intuitively know which physicians consume the most coding resources.  Physician-specific data often confirms objectively what we have known subjectively for years. Sometimes the results are surprising to revenue cycle staff by pointing out patterns that were not previously detected.  Having subjective data in a report can be the appropriate tool to communicate needs to the correct employees, whether the physicians themselves, the MAs or other key support personnel.  In the nearby table, White Plume's provider-specific analytics... Continue reading
05
Apr

Advanced Revenue Cycle Analytics: Provider-Specific Adjustments

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Coding changes made for individual providers is another helpful insight gained from Advanced Revenue Cycle Analytics.  Many revenue cycle managers intuitively know which physicians consume the most coding resources.  Physician-specific data often confirms objectively what we have known subjectively for years.  However, sometimes the results are surprising to revenue cycle staff by pointing out patterns that were not previously detected. In the nearby table, provider-specific analytics allow revenue cycle departments to review total encounters, CPT... Continue reading
05
Apr

Advanced Revenue Cycle Analytics: Specific Coding Modifications

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Advanced Revenue Cycle Analytics provides revenue cycle teams visibility into the coding changes and corrections made in White Plume’s AccelaSMART program.  The key is to use the available data to create actionable insights that save revenue cycle employees time and produce better revenue cycle outcomes. The data in the nearby table is aggregate data showing the most frequently added and deleted diagnosis codes by the entire department during a small window of time.  For this particular... Continue reading
05
Apr

Advanced Revenue Cycle Analytics: Types of Code Changes

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One helpful view Advanced Revenue Cycle Analytics provides is insightful information about the types of changes coding staff are making in AccelaSMART.  The nearby chart shows all of the changes this practice makes. It further drills down into how many times they make various types of changes, such as procedure additions or diagnosis deletions.   By itself the data does not tell the entire story, but it provides an excellent opportunity to have a productive... Continue reading
05
Apr

Advanced Revenue Cycle Analytics: Key Revenue Cycle Employees

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The Advanced Revenue Cycle Analytics are particularly useful in providing a way to identify key revenue cycle employees. As healthcare makes the inevitable transition from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement, revenue cycle staff will continue to have more and more demands on their limited time. The revenue cycle is always a balance of speed and accuracy.  Billers, coders, and revenue cycle staff are continuously required to make more coding changes to assist physicians and comply with payer... Continue reading
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