Penn State Health has selected Cerner Millennium Revenue Cycle to integrate with its existing Cerner EHR across the health system, including more than 60 clinics. As part of the implementation, Cerner will also extend the clinical and financial health information technology system to Penn State Health St. Joseph, previously St. Joseph Regional Health Network.
Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle is designed to support clinicians and staff to update the billing process throughout the patient’s visit, enhance clinical documentation to help improve reimbursement and limit claims errors. Patients will benefit by having direct access to their clinical results and a streamlined financial experience, including visibility of their financial liability from a single source.
Penn State Health includes several hospitals, including St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., as well as their respective outpatient medical group practices. The system also includes Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute, and jointly owned health care providers, including Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.
“Having one integrated platform will support our efforts to create seamless coordination and collaboration among our departments and venues of care,” said Stephen Massini, chief financial officer, Penn State Health. “Incorporating clinical data into our revenue cycle processes will enable a better experience for our patients and providers and enhance our ability to holistically manage our patient’s financial responsibility.”