This year will bring on evolution to revenue-cycle management, bringing the focus to the front end of the revenue cycle to patient-access management. Patient access management increases the bottom line by reducing the cost of healthcare and increasing the dollars collected. At the same time, it leads to improved levels of patient satisfaction. Patient-access management benefits from advances in technology and data management that enable healthcare providers to quickly verify insurance, review propensity to pay, provide the patient his financial obligation and set up financial assistance or a payment plan.
The Next Evolution in RCM Tony Reisz Health Management Technology; Jan 2010; 31, 1; Docstoc pg. 13 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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