Entries by Dan Low

Final-Effort Insurance Collections Help Convert Denials to Cash

Hospitals often assume they have no choice but to accept denial write-offs as an unfortunate but inescapable fact of life. But just like football teams that push the ball over the goal line in a final effort to score a touchdown on a fourth down, hospitals and health systems are turning to final-effort insurance collections to make one last attempt to pull cash to their bottom line.

Utilization Denials Take Many Forms

Who hasn’t experienced trying to buy something online, but the order locks up because some key piece of information is missing or wrong? Usually, the online interface will flag the data in question, so you can quickly make the change and submit your order. Unfortunately, this kind of automated safeguard doesn’t exist in most hospital billing systems when it comes to filing insurance claims.