"I have had the privilege of working with HMI for twenty plus years and have always found their representatives to be professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of acute hospital and professional service charge master management. Additionally ongoing coding related reviews and billing reviews and associated report backs are timely and positively impact appropriate revenue capture - billing - and compliance." "I recommend HMI to be considered when choosing a partner to assist with the...
Greg Yost, PFS Director Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton WV
We have utilized HMI Corp. since 2002 for consultation services related to chargemaster review and updates and have always found their services to be professional of nature and valuable to our organization.
David Alley, CFO Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens TN
We recently transitioned to HMI from another Physician Documentation & Coding Compliance Review vendor, and the entire experience has been positive. HMI has been extremely accommodating throughout the process and has demonstrated a willingness to adapt to our workflows, leading to a seamless transition. We’ve received positive feedback from our providers about their experiences with HMI, and the Coding Hotline has been an invaluable resource. For anyone looking for a new consulting partner,...
Dawn Chrismer, RHIT, CHC, CCS-P Director of Business Services/Compliance Officer Heritage Medical Associates, Nashville, TN
HMI has been a very reliable resource for Princeton Community Hospital for many, many years. I have had the opportunity to work with many staff members and have found all to be reliable and courteous in every aspect. The staff is very flexible and provides Princeton Community with the support and coding stability needed. Thank you for the sometime short notices for coding coverage when unexpected situations arise with our staff. We thank you for your coding expertise as well as your...
Denise Moore, CCS Coding Manager Princeton Community Hospital
I’ve worked with HMI employing them to conduct audits of physician documentation and coding. They have consistently produced quality work in a very timely fashion with reports that were well written and easy to understand. Communication has always been prompt and effective. I have such confidence in their work that, over the years, I brought them from my prior location to my current location. I would recommend HMI to anyone in need of accurate and timely coding or auditing.
Robert C. Kay, RRT, MBA, MJ, CHC, CPC-A Chief Compliance Officer St. Christopher\'s Hospital for Children
“I have had the privilege of working with HMI over the past 10+ years with two different health systems. I have used HMI for hospital CDM and compliance reviews as well as physician coding reviews and education. I always receive top-notch service from the HMI team and I appreciate working with a partner that is always honest and responsive to my questions and needs. I have worked with Mary Quimby and Vickie Faler and both have proven to be very knowledgeable, accessible, and...
Rodney Adams, MMCH, Associate Administrator of Finance Williamson Medical Center
HMI has been a great partner with MedStar Washington Hospital Center now for many years. We can always count on them to provide us with support on small to very large projects. HMI delivers consistent and honest results and additionally provides very thoughtful & targeted education to our physicians.
Purvi Jani AVP Reporting and Revenue Cycle MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Having worked in healthcare revenue cycle for more than three decades, I have partnered with many vendors. My vendor of choice for CDM Review, E/M Coding Compliance and Physician Education is without a doubt HMI, LLC. Mary Quimby and Vickie Faler are not only subject matter experts, they are true partners providing that extra level of service that sets them far above others in the industry. I have worked with them for 15+ years in 5 different acute facilities, and multi-specialty physician...
MaryAnn Hastings, CPMA, Director Revenue Cycle Operations, Galen Medical Group
We have been working with HMI since 2010 and have expanded the use of their services to include CDM and ED Coding. The HMI coding staff is extremely knowledgeable and has become an integral part of our coding team. Our consultant Beth never shies away from any CDM project that comes her way. We appreciate the professionalism and teamwork we have with HMI.
Janet Willis, Director of Revenue Management, Monadnock Community Hospital
We have utilized HMI’s for chargemaster compliance and billing reviews for nearly 10-years. We have always found that their staff to be knowledgeable, resourceful and professional in all services provided to our organization.
Jessica Mayfield, Manager Revenue Management University of Missouri Health Care
10 Benefits of Remote Revenue Cycle Management Programs
Remote Revenue Cycle Management
The remote revenue cycle management industry has been booming in recent years. A growing number of healthcare organizations are making the switch.
Should your organization make the switch to a remote revenue cycle management (RCM) program? These third party service providers make big promises – but do they actually live up to these promises?
Today, we’re exploring the benefits of remote revenue cycle management programs.
Fewer Denied Insurance Claims
Insurance claims may be denied because of inaccurate coding or other chargemaster issues. Good remote revenue cycle management services can reduce denied insurance claims. 90% of claim denials are preventable, and yet they still occur at every organization. Remote RCM services can mitigate the issues that lead to denied claims.
Fewer Billing Errors
Billing and coding errors increase the number of claim denials. Remote revenue cycle management services solve these bottlenecks, helping organizations capture revenue and avoid denied insurance claims.
Improved Employee Satisfaction
Cleveland Clinic claims its remote revenue cycle management program has improved employee satisfaction by enabling employees to telecommute. Employees can perform pre-registration and financial counseling remotely, helping save money and improve employee satisfaction. One executive said the work-from-home program increased productivity 113%, for example, while also reducing employee turnover and absenteeism.
Improved Quality of Information
Patients and insurers have better access to information with remote revenue cycle management services. Instead of old, manual, paper billing processes, for example, new systems use modern electronic processes to boost performance.
Aging, legacy systems can make interoperability painful. Remote revenue cycle management services can lead to better interoperability between health systems, enabling the seamless transfer of data.
Streamlined Denial Management
Remote RCM services offer streamlined denial management. Good RCM services make it easy to determine the cause of denials, mitigate the risk of future denials, and get paid faster. Common claims denial management obstacles include managing different payer rules, using manual processes, and making simple mistakes – and remote RCM systems can help avoid all of these issues.
Automation and AI Processes
Automation and AI continues to become closely integrated into the healthcare space. Remote revenue cycle management programs are increasingly using automation and AI to get ahead of the competition. The best remote revenue cycle management programs rely on AI to boost revenue and performance across organizations.
Better Regulatory Compliance
Increased government regulations in recent years have made compliance more difficult for healthcare organizations. It’s difficult for healthcare organizations to follow regulatory mandates for the adoption of electronic health and medical records, for example.Remote revenue cycle management programs improve regulatory compliance, making it easier for organizations to stay up-to-date with the latest regulations.
Better Patient Data Management
Remote revenue cycle management programs offer complete patient billing solutions. Failure to maintain necessary HIPAA and HL7 compliance and protect the patient’s data from a breach can lead to serious liability issues. Healthcare organizations are turning to remote revenue cycle management companies for better, safer patient data management.
Outsourcing Doesn’t Mean Losing Control
Remote revenue cycle management companies are aware that healthcare organizations don’t want to lose control. That’s why many make control a key issue.By choosing the right remote revenue cycle management program, companies can avoid losing control over crucial aspects of their organization. Today’s leading RCM companies emphasize a ‘win-win’ solution – and they’re increasingly living up to that promise.
Final Word:Remote RCM Continues to Grow
The market for remote revenue cycle management programs is expected to grow to $90 billion by 2022, up from $51 billion in 2017.
As more healthcare providers recognize the benefits of remote revenue cycle management programs, remote revenue cycle management isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon.