MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL PHYSICIAN SERVICES RECEIVES HFMA’S 2018 CERTIFICATE FOR REVENUE CYCLE ACHIEVEMENT

Posted 06/07/2018


 MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL PHYSICIAN SERVICES RECEIVES HFMA’S 2018 CERTIFICATE FOR REVENUE CYCLE ACHIEVEMENT
Pictured left to right:  David Ralston, Executive Director or Revenue Cycle; Phyllis Greifenkamp, Physician Services Controller; Gail Arnold, Controller; and Jerry Penner, CEO


Murray-Calloway County Physician Services has been named as a recipient of the 2018 Certificate for Revenue Cycle Achievement, sponsored by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  As a national recognition winner, Murray-Calloway County Physician Services is recognized in its achievement towards the industry-standard revenue cycle benchmarks, implemented the patient-centered recommendations and best practices embodied in HFMA’s Healthcare Dollars & Sense® initiatives, and patient satisfaction. Award recipients are acknowledged as upcoming industry leaders and share proven strategies with their colleagues. The award was presented on May 22 to David Ralston, Executive Director or Revenue Cycle; Phyllis Greifenkamp, Physician Services Controller; Gail Arnold, Controller; and Jerry Penner, CEO.

Murray-Calloway County Hospital Physician Services was the only physician practice to be acknowledged for the individual physician services category, selected from the application process for this year’s award.

David Ralston Executive Director of Revenue Cycle –“We are proud to receive recognition from HFMA, and it validates the hard work being done by the physician practice management to improve the revenue cycle, patient satisfaction and improved process set forth by the team over the last 2 years. Our goal is to continue to improve and maintain being the provider of choice for our community.”

"In light of the significant changes taking place in health care, achieving revenue cycle excellence has never been more important than it is today," said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “I congratulate you on your outstanding performance, including your commitment to the patient-centered best practices of Healthcare Dollars & Sense.”


Created by and for healthcare leaders, HFMA’s MAP initiative sets the standard for revenue cycle excellence in the healthcare industry. MAP is a comprehensive strategy that allows organizations to measure revenue cycle performance using the industry-standard MAP Keys; apply evidence-based strategies for improvement; and perform to the highest standards to improve financial results and patient satisfaction.

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About Murray-Calloway County Hospital
Murray-Calloway County Hospital is a 140-licensed bed medical center located at 803 Poplar Street in Murray, Kentucky. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Western Kentucky area for over 100 years. Murray Hospital specializes in such major areas as women’s services, surgery, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, psychiatric services, emergency services and more. Murray-Calloway County Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.

About HFMA
With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. HFMA helps healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Its mission is to lead the financial management of health care. hfma.org