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Read case studies, white papers, and research with insights on best practices for billing, coding, and understanding the hospital revenue cycle

It can be difficult to keep up with changes in healthcare and understand the hospital revenue cycle, which is why MedData offers research in easy-to-understand case studies and white papers. Explore tips and strategies on how to better engage patients.

White Paper: Revenue Sustainability In Newborn Eligibility & Bedside Advocacy

Historically, health systems have focused their financial advocacy efforts on self-pay mothers, but with the rising costs amongst the commercially insured in premiums and high dollar deductibles, the efforts should cross all payer types. Learn why developing a strong newborn eligibility process is an important opportunity not to be overlooked by your organization.

White Paper: Patient Outreach That Goes Far Beyond The Hospital Bedside Delivers Results

Self-pay patients applying for resources to help cover their bills don’t always complete the process before they are discharged from the hospital. This can lead to limited reimbursement for hospitals. Field advocacy is an effective means of extended outreach to help patients find assistance that’s available – and, in turn, increase hospital revenue.

Case Study: Strong Relationships, Strategic Process Can Expedite Patient Transition To Post-Acute Care Setting

After hospitalization, a large percentage of patients are discharged to post-acute care settings. But the appropriate pathway isn’t always immediately clear, which can result in extended and expensive hospital stays. A swift and strategic plan can mitigate some of the confusion surrounding PAC application.

White Paper: Indian Health Service Can Be A Complex But Rewarding Payer

For a long time, American Indians and Alaska Natives have had lower health status when compared with other Americans. The Indian Health Service provides a comprehensive health service delivery system to help this economically challenged population deal with many vast health disparities. The AI/AN population offers hospitals and health systems a huge opportunity for IHS reimbursement. However, this program is often overlooked because of its intricate bureaucracy and complexly layered involvement with hundreds of tribes, public and private organizations, and state and federal agencies. But IHS is not a payer that should be ignored.

Case Study: Service Line Integration Can Enhance Hospital Reimbursement

By integrating eligibility and TPL, hospitals can better identify third-party payers, ensure faster and better reimbursement, and improve the overall patient experience.