How UW Health increased revenues and cut costs through middle revenue cycle improvements

February 7, 2019

In a recent webinar, University of Wisconsin Health System and Prism Healthcare Partners discussed how the health system increased revenues and reduced costs through improvements across the middle revenue cycle. Leaders from UW Health and Prism shared how they drove sustainable, impactful improvements in vital areas including CDI, coding, and vendor management, which translated to a significant bottom line benefit. Attendees learned actionable takeaways they can apply to their own organizations, including:

  • The importance of collaboration and how to facilitate teamwork among disparate groups
  • What data and metrics to track progress and sustain success
  • Who should be involved and how to achieve buy-in at all levels
  • Strategies and tactics to implement and sustain meaningful improvements
  • Pitfalls to avoid


  • Abigail Abongwa, Vice President, Revenue Cycle, UW Health
  • Rachelle Buol, RHIA, Director of Coding and CDI, UW Health
  • Denise Tinkel, RRT, MHA, CCDS, Director, Prism Healthcare Partners
  • Annie Gole, Manager, Prism Healthcare Partners


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