Robert L Barber

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How effectively you manage the revenue cycle is reflected in the cycle's outcome-whether you receive full and timely payment for all services billed to payers. To ensure prompt and full payment, you should: Educate your patient financial services (PFS) staff on all relevant laws and regulations regarding payment for healthcare services. Make sure your staff(More)
Managed care plans are driven to meet consumer quality of care demands. But, plans that meet these consumer demands do not necessarily meet provider expectations for quality business partnerships. Therefore, providers need to develop not only clinical performance indicators but also indicators that will help them evaluate managed care plans as business(More)
To prepare for capitated payment, physician group practices must gather essential data on service utilization and cost of services, must develop appropriate compensation and incentive plans for physicians, and must analyze and, if necessary, modify their practices's clinical and business operations. Those group practices that take these steps will be(More)
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