The Anatomy of the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

MELANIE MATTHEWS | March 4, 2019

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The healthcare revenue cycle is made up of several important steps that all work together to increase cash flow within a medical practice, according to a new infographic by White Plume. The infographic examines the healthcare revenue cycle steps as well as trends in healthcare payments.

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