Revenue Cycle and Physician Practice Management (RCM/PPM)

Author: 
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center),
BKD Health Care Performance Advisory Services

The purpose of the Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Physician Practice Management (PPM) assessments are to help participating hospital/clinic leadership teams with improving their Revenue Cycle and Physician Practice Management processes.

Some key strategic and environmental considerations underlying both analysis areas include:

  • Hospital financial challenges attributable to low inpatient (IP) admissions
  • Limited primary care alignment in local market
  • Implementation of a new electronic medical record (EMR) system 
  • 340B Drug Program, Home Health, and Swing Bed Operations

The attachments will provide a thorough overview of the RCM/PPM assessment process and anticipated time commitment for participating hospitals and clinics. All facilities will be reassessed in year 3 to evaluate successes and ongoing performance improvement opportunities. 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $10,000,000 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS and $0 amount and 0% funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.