It’s been more than a minute since I put anything new on this site. Hopefully by the beginning of January it’ll become a membership site, with occasional free content to show those who don’t sign up what they’re missing.



Above is the video talking about the revenue cycle course via this membership site. Here’s a relatively short list of topics I’ll be covering over the next few years… if the site ends up being worth going on after the first year:

* Registration through collections

* Proper charge capture processes

* Charge creation

* Denial management

* Understanding ar days

* Tips for tracking individual performance in patient accounting

* Proper procedure coding and reasons why (not going to cover diagnosis coding in particular)

* Why you might need to research medical records

* How to talk to insurance companies and other paying entities

* Watching out fraud, including instructions from people above you

* Compliance issues



This is me!

What’s not covered in the video is why I’ve decided to do this. By January I’ll have been in health care finance 38 1/2 years. I’ll have been a consultant 20 1/2 years. Unlike the way most people have learned different parts of health care finance, I learned most of it from doing the actual work.

I started out as an inpatient biller, then was promoted to assistant supervisor of oupatient billing and emergency room registration. While doing those jobs, I also learned about collections, auditing, and a small bit about medical records, which weren’t actually parts of my job but I volunteered to help so I could learn more about them.

Four years of that, and I left the hospital to take a position as regional director of a physician’s billing company. The biggest lesson I learned doing that job was procedure coding, aka CPT-4 (or 5, depending on who you talk to) and how to capture charges properly.

Other jobs followed that one. I was a finance accountant for a FQHC, as well as doing some consulting work for them before I took that position. Even though the job titles were different, later on I was patient accounting director for two hospitals, where I also took on the job of charge master coordinator, though we never had a title for it. At my last facility I was also the corporate compliance officer for 3 years for two hospitals and a nursing home.

As a consultant, I’ve traveled to different facilities doing different jobs, sometimes totally as a consultant, sometimes in a leadership position. I saw many things, and corrected a lot in my quest to help each facility fix some of their issues as well as hopefully help others get better. If you want to learn more about me, you can check out my bio and short white paper on how I helped one hospital increase their yearly revenue by $730 million dollars in 53 weeks.

I feel that makes me qualified to do this type of education. I hope many of you do as well. The course won’t be cheap, but the information will be invaluable. I hope you at least check out some of the early free information which, if you have anything to do with the revenue cycle of a medical facility, should be very helpful to get you started on your way to financial success.

Any questions, please ask!
 

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