Health Care

At some point your life you’ll have to deal with a hospital bill. If you’re lucky it’ll be for an outpatient service like lab work or an x-ray instead of needing surgery or being an inpatient. steinchen via Pixabay Hopefully you’ll have insurance to take care of the bulk of the bill, no matter what […]

I write a lot of articles about the revenue cycle in hospitals. In some of them, it looks like I’m picking on chief financial officers. True, I’m the guy who wrote an article telling CFO’s that I don’t want their job. I also wrote an article discussing why hospital CFO’s don’t hire consultants like me […]

Some years ago I had to “pull rank” on someone who was working in a physician’s billing office. Someone kept calling my mother and telling her that she had to contact an insurance carrier on the physician’s behalf because the insurance carrier was incorrectly paying on my mother’s account. The major problem was that Mom […]

Here’s a major truth; all of us likes getting things for free, or for almost nothing. As long as it’s palatable, we’ll accept free food, free drinks, free notepads and pens, free software, even free clothes! If it’s not perfect or what we think it should be, we’ll complain about it if it’s not up […]

No one in health care will ever deny that there are high costs associated with it. Some of them are unavoidable; employees, utilities, etc. jarmoluk / Pixabay With that said, there are a lot of things that could be done to standardize processes or figuring out how to work more efficiently to save on those […]

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