Brian Rothman, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics and Surgery, and medical director for Perioperative Informatics, has been named to the newly created position of Medical Director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center Revenue Cycle.
Brian Rothman, MDIn this role, Rothman will provide medical leadership for the Revenue Cycle by facilitating clinician interactions with the Revenue Cycle team in the Department of Finance to ensure patient-centered practices and the effective and efficient delivery of patients’ financial care.
While hospitals and health systems are known for delivering life-saving patient care, every health care organization needs successful processes and policies to maintain financial health. Revenue cycle management is the financial process employed by health care facilities to manage the administrative and clinical functions associated with claims processing, payment and revenue generation.
At VUMC, the Revenue Cycle includes billing, collections, pre-patient registration and financial clearance, hospital and emergency registration, professional coding, revenue management, patient financial customer service for hospital and clinic technical charges, and clinician professional charges billed through the Vanderbilt Medical Group.
“Revenue Cycle is an integral part of patient service and is dependent upon successful processes designed to support clinicians throughout the care continuum. Having a medical leader such as Dr. Rothman with deep experience in both information technology and finance will allow us to take our revenue cycle results to the next level,” said Cecelia Moore, MHA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
Working closely with Gayla Harvey, senior vice president for Revenue Cycle Services and Payer Strategy, Rothman will have a range of responsibilities that span medical coding, clinical pre- and post-billing denials, clinical payer policy and improving professional clinical documentation.
He will also serve as a key liaison to the medical directors of managed care and governmental payer organizations. In addition, Rothman will coordinate closely with teams working to enhance patient experience.
In coordination with David Raiford, MD, …