Successful Billing Strategies in the Hospital Industry

Samirah Merritt-Myrick, David Harris III


This paper explores the negative impact of changing Medicare regulations have on hospital profitability. Findings indicate that the successful strategies billing managers could use to ensure Medicare reimbursement and profitability include remaining up to date with Medicare changing compliance regulations, enhancing communication with staff, multiple departments, and Medicare, and adopting a robust billing system and other systems that compliment billing. Since the implementation of changes, hospitals continued to foster criterion to ensure successful Medicare reimbursement, thereby remaining in operation to continue to support the healthcare needs of families in the local communities. The biggest obstacle for hospitals is the ever-revolving Medicare reform and the effects it has on lowering reimbursement for the hospital industry. Hospitals that are affected by reform report issues that relate to the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS), payment for performance, and value-based payments.

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