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RCM Advisor: The Journal of the Healthcare Business and Management Association

September/October 2018

The Importance of Common Employability Skills

RCM AdvisorThis issue of RCM Advisor is focused on workforce and HR issues. The cover story delves into data that will help you progress your RCM career. Other feature articles discuss the topics of intelligent process automation, how to up your success in hiring, and paid time off for employees. You'll also see updates from recurring columns Coding Corner, Software Talk, and From the Road. Lastly, there are two special sections in this issue: the HBMA Government Relations Update and and roundtable discussion with five companies participating in the HBMA Compliance Accreditation Program. (HBMA member? Access the digital edition.)

From the latest issue of RCM Advisor.

The Importance of Common Employability Skills
By Susan Hart-Hester, Ph.D., RHIA; Rebecca Holton, CFRE; Kathryn Jackson, RHIA; and William Rudman, Ph.D., RHIA
The healthcare market is becoming increasingly attentive to the importance of common employability skills for both employee career advancement and the overall success of the organization.
Read this article.

Intelligent Process Automation for RCM
By John Fundingsland and Dan Hillman
Revenue cycle professionals have long recognized that many of the tools and processes they rely on to manage operations across the revenue cycle are the result of years of ad-hoc workarounds and reflect the nearly unmanageable growth of regulatory and financial systems they work in.
Read this article.

How to Up Your Success in Hiring
By Linda Pappajohn
Finding employees who have the skills, experience, and traits you need can be very challenging today. And, a 3.8 percent national unemployment rate certainly doesn’t work in your favor.
Read this article.

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About RCM Advisor
RCM Advisor is the official member publication of HBMA. Its mission is to publish timely, industry-leading articles that HBMA members and non-members can put to work. It is a valuable communication tool for healthcare billing and management professionals, with articles written by industry experts on the latest billing and healthcare management topics, as well as general management issues relevant to healthcare business owners.

HBMA members receive six print issues of RCM Advisor each year and have access to the digital editions and archives available online.

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