Missouri Health taps Cerner to streamline revenue cycle

By Bernie Monegain
12:21 PM
The system is integrating clinical and financial data as part of its broader move to enterprise system including Cerner’s EHR.
 Cerner to streamline revenue cycle

University of Missouri Health Care announced that it will roll out revenue cycle management technology from Cerner

Under the agreement, Cerner will help manage revenue cycle performance across the university’s five hospitals and more than 50 primary and specialty care clinics. 

MU Health Care is also poised to integrate Cerner’s registration, scheduling, patient accounting and practice management solutions and transaction services with its existing Cerner Millennium EHR, officials said. 

The integration of clinical and financial data is designed to help clinicians and staff update the billing process throughout a patient’s visit in order to improve clinical documentation, boost reimbursement and reduce claims errors, according to Cerner executives. The technology is expected to streamline billing for both staff and patients.

MU Health Care CEO Jonathan Curtright said that deploying the revenue cycle tools also advances the system’s enterprise transition to Cerner Millennium. MU Health Care’s transition to one integrated system will provide clinicians access to one complete digital record of their patients’ health history, including clinical and financial data.

Cerner and MU have partnered in the past to form the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation with the goal of transforming healthcare.

MU CIO Bryan Bliven and Thomas Selva, chief medical information officer of MU Health Care will be speaking in the session, “A multi-pronged approach to improve provider satisfaction,” at 1 p.m. March 7 in the Venetian, Murano 3304.

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