George Breen Quoted in “5 Ways Smaller Providers Maximize Revenue Cycle Management”RevCycleIntelligence February 3, 2016
George B. Breen, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices and Chair of the firm’s National Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Steering Committee, was quoted in RevCycleIntelligence, in “5 Ways Smaller Providers Maximize Revenue Cycle Management,” by Jacqueline DiChiara.
Following is an excerpt:
The importance of accurate billing is perhaps only heightened as providers pay greater attention to compliance alignment pressure.
“You have to make sure your practitioners are set up and working appropriately and there's an understanding by both your revenue people and your billing professionals about expectations,” stated George B. Breen, Member of Epstein Becker & Green Firm, to RevCycleIntelligence.com.
Just because something has been done a certain way up until a certain point does not necessarily mean change is to be ignored, he asserted.
“The reality is most people are billing and coding and documenting in a fashion they believe absolutely justifies the bills. It’s another reminder for people to consider that this is an area the government has been looking at for a long time, it's laser focused on these issues.”
Mr. Breen has previously commented on the implementation of ICD-10 in a Q&A with RevCycleIntelligence and in an analysis of the likely results of the new coding system.