You need to collect every penny that is due your practice!
National healthcare consultant and best-selling author Deborah Walker Keegan,
PhD, FACMPE shares best-practice strategies and practical steps you can take now
to optimize your revenue cycle.
In this session, you will learn:
- To diagnose and treat key components of your revenue cycle, including
patient financial clearance, charge capture and entry, payment posting, account
follow-up, denial management, and patient collections
- The reasons for
low collections and how to take preventive action
- How billing data can
be “gamed” so that you are not deceived by key billing metrics
- How to
monitor leading financial indicators for your medical practice If you are
interesting in optimizing revenue for your practice, you do not want to miss
Based on the best-selling book, The Physician
Billing Process: 12 Potholes to Avoid in the Road to Getting Paid,
Deborah shares strategy after strategy to help you improve your bottom line.
Duration: 60 mintues
Deborah Walker Keegan
Deborah Walker Keegan
is a nationally recognized consultant, keynote speaker, and author. She is
president of Medical Practice Dimensions, Inc. and a principal with Woodcock
& Walker Consulting. With more than 25 years of experience, she helps health
care organizations improve medical practice operations, enhance physician and
staff productivity, and align physician compensation systems. She has developed
special expertise in ensuring sustainable improvement in academic,
hospital-owned, and private medical practices.
She has co-authored four
best-selling books: Rightsizing: Appropriate Staffing for Your Medical
Practice, The Physician Billing Process: Avoiding Potholes in the Road
to Getting Paid and its second edition, The Physician Billing
Process: 12 Potholes to Avoid in the Road to Getting Paid, and
Plans: State-of-the-Art Strategies. She is in high demand as a
keynote speaker and has collaborated with Elizabeth Woodcock to offer a series of educational DVDs on
hot topics in medical practice management.
Keegan earned her PhD at the
Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, her MBA from UCLA, and she is a
Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. In 2008, she received the Edward B. Stevens
Article of the Year Award for Are you ready for the perfect
storm? published in the January 2008 MGMA Connexion.
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