Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, September 12, 2016
What's NEW at Athena Forum

New Revenue Cycle Management Course

It's Live! We are publishing the highly anticipated course "Improving Outcomes in Revenue Cycle Management"

This new, eight module course includes current strategies for case managers on the following topics:

  1. Operating Revenues
  2. Revenue Cycle Teams
  3. Medicare Reimbursement
  4. Medicare Performance
  1. Commercial Reimbursement
  2. Medicaid Reimbursement
  3. Denials and Appeals
  4. Cross Sector Interventions

Case managers (CMs) are pivotal lynchpins in successful revenue cycle management as they interact with patients, families and transdisciplinary team members across the continuum of care.

Tips from our featured course

Value of Case Managers Continues to Climb

The disciplines within case management must understand how what they do impacts both quality and financial outcomes. By continuously building their own knowledge base and skills, every CM contributes not only to the success of their own organization but to the long-term financial sustainability of the healthcare delivery system.

As the healthcare landscape continues to change, the value of case management in the acute care setting continues to grow in stature. Bottom line for CMs is - you do make a difference!

[Revenue Cycle, Module B, Revenue Cycle Teams]

Use Community CM to Reduce Acute Encounters

Uninsured patients' participation in community case management programs has been associated with statistically significant reductions in both acute outpatient encounters and inpatient admissions along with a concomitant increase in primary care clinic visits.

[Revenue Cycle, Module H, Cross-Sector Interventions]

Notice from the Publisher

I want to thank our 20,000 healthcare professionals for requesting new topics on Athena Forum.

Thomas A. Rasmussen
CEO & Publisher
Athena Forum Institute

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Cathy Wright, BSN, RN

Clinical Editor

Athena Forum

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