Revolutionizing Patient Access: A Synchronized Approach to Financial Clearance

By Matthew Bridge & Julia Snyder


Approximately half of all denials can be traced back to prior authorization and other front-end revenue cycle issues, jeopardizing provider organizations’ financial health and negatively impacting the patient’s financial experience by limiting transparency and delaying access to care. It is critical to address the underlying issues causing prior authorization-related denials while streamlining and accelerating financial clearance processes.

Join this webinar for an overview of how to approach patient access and implement a synchronized methodology for financial clearance to impact the patient experience and back-end reimbursements. Attendees will learn about meaningful insights into the latest industry trends and how to prepare for the future, including denial rates and payer-provider relationships. Insights into technological advancements will be shared to enable attendees to leverage technology to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the patient experience. You’ll also hear about best practices for leveraging an intelligent authorization solution to automate and optimize the financial clearance process and avoid prior authorization-related denials. Additionally, we'll discuss staffing trends and the development of tailored delivery models, such as global outsourcing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover patient access and integrated financial clearance best practices, including the importance of a synchronized set of processes.
  • Understand the current state of patient access and what the future holds, including denial and technology trends.
  • Gain valuable insights into how leading organizations are approaching patient access through technology and a configurable automation solution.
Matthew Bridge

Matthew Bridge


As senior vice president of RCM services at AGS Health, Matt oversees strategic growth initiatives for the company’s Patient Access and Patient Financial Services business units. He possesses more than 15 years of experience in professional and managed services with expertise throughout the revenue cycle continuum. Matt’s career has provided him with broad experiences covering diverse provider settings and a deep understanding of the challenges facing customers of all provider types. He is passionate about mentoring and coaching others as they pursue their career journeys in revenue cycle and healthcare business management. Matt possesses a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Curry College in Milton, MA.