Navigation Links
Columbus Regional Hospital Selects TransUnion's Healthcare Revenue Cycle Platform to Improve Its Emergency Department's Registration Process and Reduce Bad Debt
Date:2/19/2008

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus Regional Hospital, located in Columbus, Ind., has selected TransUnion's Healthcare Revenue Cycle Platform (HRCP) to help reduce bad debt typically resulting from medical bills sent to wrong addresses.

"We are servicing more and more patients in our emergency room and when those individuals are in crisis situations, they often are not in the right state of mind to provide their correct contact or insurance information," said Susan Rust, director of patient financial services for Columbus Regional Hospital. "After we discharge them, it is too late to get their correct insurance information or if we have the wrong contact information on file, the bills are returned and we're forced to write it off as bad debt."

Columbus Regional Hospital processes approximately 250 pieces a month in return mail. It selected TransUnion's HRCP primarily for its ability to verify a patient's identity at the point-of-service. HRCP matches identifying information like address, phone and other contact information against its database to ensure the information the patient provides is accurate. HRCP also will help hospital registration staff determine a patient's financial resources, if they have private or public insurance coverage, the patient's co-payment, deductible responsibilities and benefit limits. It will then objectively qualify the patient for charity care and populate the appropriate forms as necessary.

"By determining a patient's financial responsibility and qualifying them for the appropriate charity program at registration, Columbus can significantly reduce the amount of patient billing that will go to collections," said TransUnion's Marty Callahan, vice president, Healthcare Information Solutions. "Moreover, HRCP can identify charity programs that patients previously may not have been aware of, but qualify for and automatically submit the information accordingly."

"As insurance costs have gone up, more people are unable to pay their co-payment amount and may wait to seek medical care until their condition reaches a crisis," added Rust. "Our mission is to provide healthcare to anyone who needs it and help them find resources to help them through the application process. HRCP helps us fulfill our mission while alleviating many of the manual and subjective tasks associated with patient registration."

Although infrequent, patients do misrepresent themselves to secure medical care as well. By correctly identifying the patient through HRCP, Columbus can reduce potential patient safety issues resulting from someone else's information getting added to a patient's medical history and subsequently putting that patient at risk.

Columbus Regional Hospital is a regional provider of healthcare services with 325 beds. It offers comprehensive services including acute care, emergency care, surgery, cancer care, birthing center, cardiac services, rehabilitation, a wide range of outpatient services and programs, psychiatric services and wellness services. It serves a 10-county market area in south central Indiana: Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Ripley, Shelby and Scott.

About TransUnion

As a global leader in credit and information management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering comprehensive data and advanced analytics and decisioning. For consumers, TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion employs more than 4,000 employees in more than 30 countries on six continents. http://www.transunion.com/business


'/>"/>
SOURCE TransUnion
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Hondros College Expands School of Nursing to Columbus and Dayton; Students Can Begin LPN Education Almost Immediately
2. Europes Columbus laboratory leaves Earth
3. Columbus Carried Syphilis From New World to Europe, Study Suggests
4. Knights of Columbus to Distribute Wheelchairs to Veterans in Need
5. HEALTHeCAREERS Network Strengthens Local Market Candidate Reach Through RegionalHelpWanted.com Acquisition
6. Montefiore Lead Poisoning Prevention ProgramNamed One of Three State Regional Resource Centers
7. Regional Paramedical Services and DST Health Solutions Complete Business Process Outsourcing Agreement
8. Heart of Lancaster and Lancaster Regional Join Highmark Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Network
9. EMH Regional Medical Center Selects TransUnions Healthcare Revenue Cycle Platform to Help Reduce Its Bad Debt
10. OrthoSynetics(TM) Opens Regional Offices in Dallas, Atlanta
11. ASPS Survey Taps Top Markets for Regional Plastic Surgery Data
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Coalition Duchenne, a ... and funding for Duchenne research, participated in the April 25 U.S. Food and ... Duchenne drug eteplirsen. The meeting at the Marriott Conference Center in Hyattsville, Maryland ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... Pro3rd Grunge is a package of 30 grunge-themed lower thirds created ... characters, and locations without having to set a single keyframe. Choose from a variety ... components. Simply select a preset and drag it into the FCPX timeline. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Orthodontics ... their founders, Dr. Gemmi and Dr. Middleberg, were asked by Invisalign ... nation. During the seminar, titled “Advancing the Biomechanics of Invisalign Clear Aligners,” ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Sanford Health’s work in cellular therapy and ... and leaders from Sanford Health were selected to participate in the “ Third ... and receive the 2016 Pontifical Key Innovation Award at the Vatican. , The ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , ... April 28, 2016 , ... Head Over Heels ... 9 Western Championships. The competition will be held at the University of Montana on ... gymnasts west of the Mississippi River. , In order to qualify, Varize needed to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... to reach USD 2.06 billion by 2022, according ... Inc. Increasing consumer awareness towards a healthy lifestyle ... next seven years.      (Logo: ... intake coupled with rising health treatment expenditure has ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... April 26, 2016 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... presentation at the Deutsche Bank 41 st Annual Health ... EDT. You are invited to listen to the ... or access it directly at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/mr4uxgas . A recorded ... conclusion of the live event and accessible at the links ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... 26, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Risk Analysis of the Biological Medicine Industry in China ... report analyzes the financial assessment and credit risk of ... . The report provides readers with an in-depth understanding ... participants should be aware of. It considers current and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: