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As the focus on containing health care costs intensifies, effective revenue cycle management (RCM) plays a key role in the overall success of a health care organization. It requires a coordinated effort that begins with the front desk associate, extends through to the providers, and ends with accurate payment for services.
RCM is an extensive process with multiple components, and it presents many opportunities for error, especially during affiliation. Investing in strong RCM provides a set of checks and balances that alerts executives if cash flow is reduced or other monetary operational changes occur. The result? Changes can be made when necessary, and delivery of care and payment for services can continue uninterrupted.