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Nebraska Methodist

Leveraged analytics to transform revenue cycle efficiency

Measurable Impact

Nebraska Methodist’s partnership with MedeAnalytics drove significant reductions in denials, increased staff productivity and improved data management across the entire hospital system.

Reduced Denial Rate
%
Avoided Denials
$.9M
Cut Report Creation Time to
min

The story behind the numbers...

The Challenge

Nebraska Methodist Health System partnered with MedeAnalytics to maximize the value of its patient accounting system (Cerner). Specifically, the hospital system sought to address:

  • Increasing AR days
  • Lack of access into claim-level detail
  • Insufficient visibility into staff productivity
  • Rising denial rates

In tackling these challenges, organization leadership hoped to improve cost to collect, operationalize self-service analyses, and facilitate access to and actionability of data.

About Nebraska Methodist:

  • Began as Methodist Hospital over 120 years ago
  • Nebraska Methodist Health System was formed in 1982
  • Not-for-profit system includes 4 hospitals
  • 39 clinic locations
  • Nursing and allied health college
  • Medical supply distributorship and central laundry

“One of our key focus areas in the denials process is cost to collect. A large volume of work is needed to get payments.”

Michelle Comeault

Revenue Performance Manager

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The Solution

Nebraska Methodist utilized MedeAnalytics’ Business Office Suite to gain the self-service analytics and real-time insights necessary to increase efficiency and uncover improvement opportunities in the revenue cycle. Business Office enables end users and analysts to:

  • Run reports and create new dashboards in minutes
  • Monitor productivity levels of AR staff and quickly resolve any issues
  • Drill down into transactions and trends in more depth than Cerner allows
  • Track and examine root causes of denials in order to transform processes and avoid future denials

In one case, an analyst adeptly used Business Office to determine and correct mis-postings of reason codes. The result was $180K in underpayment opportunities that were billed to the patients.

“[Having] additional analytics has been invaluable. Paired with our patient accounting system, it allows our entire revenue cycle team to get the immediate insights and data we need to make significant improvements.”

Michelle Comeault

Revenue Performance Manager

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