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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Revenue Category Description Impact on ROI One-time or ongoing Main Driver
Medical charges Lower patient volume during implementation - One-time Reduced schedule during implementation period
Medical charges Higher patient volume + Ongoing

Redeployment of staff time from administrative tasks (e.g., chart-chasing) to patient interactions and/or conversion of paper medical records space to exam room

More efficient scheduling – better ability to track and fill missed appointments

Medical charges Higher charge capture + Ongoing

More complete coding and documentation

Lower claim rejection due to filing errors

Medical charges Better receivables management + Ongoing Better tracking of accounts receivable (or elimination of need for billing service)
Medical charges Better ability to benefit from existing incentives or P4P + Ongoing Better benchmarking and ability to document metrics required for incentives

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