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Monday, March 5, 2012
  Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here  

Hospital Revenue Cycle:
Hospital Performance Equation

"The basic performance equation is: quality care plus efficient care equal profitable care."

Ladonna Leeth, RN, MSN, ADCN
Healthcare System
Southern, California 2009

[Reference: Hospital Revenue Cycle:
Module B, Hospital Cash Flow]

  Excellence in Case Mgmt  

Hospital Revenue Cycle:
Revenue Strategy

A first step in implementing a revenue cycle strategy is identifying where the organization has the most risk.

[Reference:Hospital Revenue Cycle:
Module B, Hospital Cash Flow

  Improving Patient Care...  

ICD-10 Impacts Hospital
Revenue Cycle

The change to ICD-10 codes to be implemented by 2013 will impact the hospital revenue cycle.

  • Cost for training coders
  • Cost for training physicians
  • Production losses associated with learning the new codes
  • System changes-software upgrades to handle the new coding
  • Returned claims initially

[Reference: CMS, Office of Public Affairs]


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Why Social Work Matters...

The social work profession has been instrumental in achieving civil rights and human rights advances in the United States and across the globe for more than a century. The primary mission of social work is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable.

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As you move through today, consider the unique value social workers bring to your care collaboration efforts. Consider telling at least one Social Work colleague how much he or she matters!

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