If you look at your patient’s problem holistically, why would you not do so with your revenue cycle problems too? Similar to the human body, where different organs work in tandem to keep the body healthy; in revenue cycle management different parties come together to keep the cycle healthy. These would include the patient,
Revenue cycle is defined by the Healthcare Financial Management Association as “All administrative and clinical functions that contribute to the capture, management, and collection of patient service revenue.” The term includes the entire tenure of a patient account – from its creation to the payment. The process of revenue cycle flows into and affects each component of the system.