What is a Monthly Charges Summary Report?

Monthly charges reports are considered important reports for healthcare organizations and are used by CFOs, accountants and revenue officers to analyze all monthly charges. Some of the main functionality in this type of analytical summary report is that it can be filtered by biller, insurance provider and physician. Across the columns you find all 12 months of the year as well as a total and how much (%) each row is of the total amount. Downwards in the report there are four sections: 1) Metrics by insurance company, 2) Metrics by biller, 3) Metrics by physician, 4) Metrics by revenue group. At the bottom each section you find sub-totals. You find an example of this type of analytical summary report below.

Purpose of Monthly Charges Summary Reports

Healthcare providers use Monthly Charges Summary Reports to get a clear understanding of monthly charges and trends from all possible angles. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department, a healthcare provider can improve its revenues and collection strategies as well as reduce the chances that low performance areas or issues go undetected.

Monthly Charges Summary Report Example

Here is an example of a Monthly Charges Summary Report that helps healthcare providers analyze charges by insurance company, biller, physician and revenue group.

Monthly Charges Summary Report for a Healthcare Provider

Monthly Charges Summary Report for a Healthcare Provider

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Who Uses This Type of Analytical Summary Report?

The typical users of this type of analytical summary report are: CFOs, revenue officers, collections managers, analysts, accountants, budget managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Monthly Charges Summary Reports

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Monthly Charges Summary Reports, along with revenue dashboards, detailed billings/charges/collections reports, budget reports and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data for competitors typically comes from management systems or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

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