Reform and the Revenue Cycle

June 2013
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jun2013, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p52
The article discusses the impact of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act through Medicaid on revenue cycle of hospital and health system in the U.S. It relates that the health care reform may increase bad debts and insurance subsidy in exchange of consumer tax credits which constraint earnings. It suggests that to meet these challenges hospitals must automate the processing for patients' eligibility and authorizations for insurance and educate patients about health care exchange products.


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