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Monitor these 3 ASC revenue cycle areas to improve cash flow

Performing ASC revenue cycle audits can help staff identify areas of improvement, according to ASC billing company Serbin Medical BIlling.

Three ASC revenue cycle management areas to watch:

1. Fee schedules. Decreased reimbursement often stems from outdated fee schedules. Updating and auditing fee schedules can increase revenue.

2. Managed care contracts. Managed care providers may push decreased reimbursement rates. ASCs should negotiate for higher implant coverage and contract rates.

3. Financial policies. ASCs should have policies in place to address patient financial responsibility. Those policies should cover workers' compensation, self-pay patients and payment deadlines.

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