I set out trying to do an article on how long hospital and physicians billing offices should retain their records. Once I got into it, I realized it could turn into a major project. It turns out each state gets to determine the length of time medical and billing records are expected to be kept. […]

A couple of my consulting assignments have involved setting up processes for increased upfront collections. Although physicians offices have been doing this for years, it’s still surprising just how many hospitals have yet to truly broach this subject within their own facilities. Pictures of Money via Compfight A major part of upfront collections, and direct […]

Every single hospital has a charge master of some kind. Actually, pretty much every medical entity has some kind of listing of charges, whether they call it a charge master or not. The charges define the hospital’s finance structure, and I consider it the respiratory system of every medical facility. It’s importance is on charge […]