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December 2018 Newsletter – Industry Expertise & Top Consultant Insights

Your December eNewsletter from Freed Associates.

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Top-Line View, Bottom-Line Results

Steve Jobs once noted that when you properly manage the top line — “your strategy, your people, and your products” — the bottom line will follow. This month’s newsletter highlights the power of top-line initiatives for driving bottom-line results. In “Updating Utilization Management Operations to Drive Cost Containment,” learn how a UM overhaul helped a major health care system enhance its financial performance. Discover how collection issues disappeared in “Billing Department Revamp Pays Multimillion Dollar Recurring Returns.” Boost your finances after reading “Seven Must-Dos to Ensure Charge Description Master Success.”

PROBLEMS WE’VE SOLVED: Updating Utilization Management Operations to Drive Cost-Containment
Health Care Newsletter December 2018 with Carl Reed By: Carl Reed Flux and disarray in the utilization management (UM) department of a major health care system was compromising the department’s ability to keep pace with internal demand and provide cost-containment value. Learn how this UM department significantly improved its operational and process deficiencies to become a higher-performing and more effective department. Read more…

PROBLEMS WE’VE SOLVED: Billing Department Revamp Pays Multimillion Dollar Recurring Returns
Agnes Walczak Freed Associate By: Agnes Walczak The billing department of a public health care system had several long-standing cash collection issues, resulting in the organization routinely needing to write off large amounts in uncollected charges. Learn how this billing department, through multiple process and policy improvements, achieved a multimillion dollar recurring return for the organization. Read more…

POV: Seven Must-Dos to Ensure Charge Description Master Success
Mark Jahn Freed Associate By: Mark Jahn As seen in Becker’s Hospital Review Failure to effectively manage your charge description master (CDM) leads to incorrect bills and missed reimbursement opportunities, as well as potential compliance and regulatory risks and lower patient satisfaction scores. Learn the seven must-dos to ensure CDM success in your organization. Read more…

NEWS: Freed Associates Consultant Larry Carlos Quoted in Sacramento Business Times Article on Telemedicine
Sacramento Business Journal logo Freed Associates consultant Larry Carlos was quoted in the article, saying “Telehealth is creating new relationships and new dynamics in care delivery and that is forcing all of the current players to figure out their strategy.” Read more…

NEWS: Freed Associates Volunteers for the Marin 2018 Secret Santa Shoebox Community Project
Freed Associates at Marin Santa Project showing gifts Some Freed Associates and their family members helped at the Marin 2018 Secret Santa Shoebox Community Project. Gift boxes with different items for adults and children were prepared for Ritter House, St. Vincent de Paul and the Marin Center for Men. Read more…

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