Preparing the Healthcare Revenue Cycle for 2019

November 27th, 2018 12PM ET

Healthcare is constantly evolving. New payment models are shifting the focus away from traditional fee-for-service, while innovative technologies are automating everything from patient registration to claims management and medical billing.

Healthcare organizations of all sizes need to stay abreast of the latest developments and changes in the revenue cycle management space. Failing to account for the next trend could spell trouble for the organization’s bottom line.

So, what is going to impact healthcare revenue cycle management in 2019? What processes and technologies should healthcare organizations consider implementing to prepare their revenue cycle for the future?

In this presentation, Cassi L. Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA, System-wide Director of HIM and Revenue Integrity at UC San Diego Health will share her revenue cycle management predictions for 2019. She will explore what workflows and technologies healthcare organizations should consider to future-proof their revenue cycles in the face of recent trends, like healthcare consumerism and value-based reimbursement.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the trends in healthcare revenue cycle management
  • Implement methods for managing the transition to value-based reimbursement
  • Understand what technologies and workflows are needed for a strong revenue cycle
  • Prepare the revenue cycle for upcoming trends in healthcare finance, such as the rise in patient financial responsibility
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Cassi L. Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA
System-wide Director of HIM and Revenue Integrity
UC San Diego Health

Ms. Birnbaum provides enterprise-wide leadership and strategic direction for all activities related to HIM, coding, charge capture, clinical documentation, and revenue integrity for UC San Diego Health which provides outstanding care and breakthroughs in medical research as one of “America’s Best Hospitals.” She is also an adjunct faculty member for San Diego Mesa College’s Health Information Management academic program. Cassi is an officer of San Diego Health Connect (SDHC) Region Health Information Exchange Board, a position she has held since 2010.

She was the Senior Vice President of HIM and Consulting corporation from 2011–2015; Director of Health Information, CDI and Chief Privacy Officer for Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego from 1997–2011; and the Director of Quality and Resource Management at Scripps Health.



About the sponsor: Waystar
Waystar technology simplifies and unifies the healthcare revenue cycle so our clients can collect more with less cost and les stress. Waystar has scored Best in KLAS® claims clearinghouse every year since 2010 and earned #1 Black Book™ rankings since 2012. The Waystar platform supports more than 400,000 providers.
This webcast is approved for up to 1.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).