Sutter Health Approach Essay

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Denise Cobb
Sutter Health Approach
Accounting Concepts for Health Care Professionals
Ona Johnson
April 26, 2010

Sutter Health is a non- for-profit community based healthcare and hospital system based in Sacramento, CA. This system serves patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, hospitals and other health care service providers join resources and share expertise to advance health care quality and access. The organization takes its name from California pioneer John Sutter whose namesake fort was one of Sacramento’s original European settlements. In response to the influenza epidemic of 1918, community leaders constructed the first Sutter Hospital in the
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In order to insure each staff member was obtaining their individual and team goals, each member was given their own business (Souza). The tools in which the PFS were given provided them with the tools to prioritize and automate account work lists, sort accounts in various ways and see at a glance their ranking with their work group and office-wide. Managers were given their own dashboard and tools which able them to use query all aspects of receivables for trending purposes and identify problem areas, drill down to the patient account level, monitor revenue, payments, adjustments, receivables, and days for periods from the previous day and week to the previous 18 months, calculate average daily revenue by day and 30-day period, assess their performance for the month to date, and estimate likely results at the month end, view all receivables or select any segment for quick analysis, and generate timely reports on demand, including aging analysis, A/R stratification, discharged not final billed (DNFB) analysis, credit balance analysis, and analysis of problem payers. Finally, a denials management component was implemented in late summer, which will allow registration staff to go online at the end of the year (Souza).
When Sutter Health began the implementation of the program in to the
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