One shorter term need is if you are going through a computer conversion — trying to manage that transition so your business office can focus on the new system really requires a plan for the wind-down of the old system. A lot of hospitals fail to get ahead of the A/R backlog on the legacy system early, in advance of the conversion. Sometimes health systems make a plan for their legacy system when they are only 30 days away from the go-live — the ideal time for that is 180 days. The second mistake is when the hospital’s business office focuses on the system they know well — the legacy platform — and then they don’t ever fully adopt the new system. Then after the go-live, most cash is coming off the new system, not the old one, and you have a mismatch of expertise”
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