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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
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Jessica Mayfield, Manager Revenue Management University of Missouri Health Care
5 Ways Physicians Can Benefit from Healthcare Consulting
5 Ways Physicians Can Benefit from Healthcare Consulting
Most people assume healthcare consulting benefits the organization – not necessarily the physicians within that organization. However, that’s not true. Physicians can and do benefit from healthcare consulting.
Physicians experience actionable improvements from healthcare consulting. These improvements can benefit the organization’s bottom line, improve patient care, and make it easier for physicians to do their job.
Today, we’re explaining some of the ways physicians can benefit from healthcare consulting whether running a small practice or working for a larger organization.
Charge Capture Reviews Identify Missed Revenue Opportunities
Healthcare consultants conduct charge capture reviews. You may not know how much you’re losing in possible reimbursement until you order a charge capture review.
Without accurate charge capture processes in place, potential reimbursement slips through the cracks. It can increase claim denial rates and waste money at multiple levels of an organization.
Many organizations struggle to identify charge capture errors – especially if they’re unfamiliar with the complex nature of charge cycles. As any healthcare consultant will tell you, charge capture is among the most destructive problems in healthcare reimbursement.
As a doctor at a hospital, charge capture review has less of a direct impact on you. As a physician at a private practice, however, charge capture reviews can add significant revenue to your business – you’re already performing this work, and you need to get paid for it. The success of your private practice depends on it.
A good healthcare consultant will conduct:
• Charge capture reviews
• Physician/provider claims reviews
• Review of office and inpatient E/M visits coded and billed
By targeting these areas of the organization, healthcare consultants can identify missed revenue opportunities – enhancing profitability for doctors, their practices, and their organizations.
Create a Better Environment for Support Staff
Support staff keep an organization running smoothly. When support staff are in a stressful or unhealthy environment, it impacts every level of an organization. Whether running a private practice or working for a hospital, keeping support staff productive is crucial.
Healthcare consultants optimize the administration of an organization. They assign support staff to their best possible roles. They analyze each person’s strengths and weaknesses, placing individuals in the best positions.
Many are surprised to discover how smoothly things operate with a few simple changes to administrative structure and support staff. Healthcare consultants know what works at other organizations, and they can recommend actionable changes for your organization to achieve real results.
Healthcare Consulting Provides Powerful Returns on Investment Year After Year
Hiring a healthcare consultant can provide a significant return on investment. You pay money today to discover how your organization can make more money for years into the future. If you’re running a small medical practice, this advice is priceless and provides a substantial return on investment.
Good healthcare consulting is worth every penny. You’re hiring someone to improve the profitability of your business. Yes, you pay the consultant today. But if you hire the right consultant, you get actionable advice that can add significant amounts to your bottom line year after year.
Enjoy Less Stress and Better Work Flow
Many doctors are leaving their private practices to work at hospitals. They like caring for patients – but they don’t like the behind-the-scenes paperwork and added stress.
A healthcare consultant can fix these issues. A good consultant manages these areas of your business, allowing you to enjoy less stress and better work flow.
With a good healthcare consultant, you can focus on what you do best, leaving all other work to the professionals.
As a physician at a hospital, these issues matter to you too. Many physicians at hospitals get caught up in paperwork and billing issues. They do work that has little to do with practicing medicine. It’s more administrative work and less medical work. That’s inefficient for the organization and frustrating for doctors.
Improve the Patient Experience and Reduce Wait Times
Medical consultants improve the patient experience at any practice or hospital. They handle the behind-the-scenes aspects of running a business, allowing you to maximize time spent with patients.
At a medical practice, this face-to-face time is crucial. It helps patients avoid feeling like a number. It makes them feel like you care about their health – which you should. You’re paying someone to focus on the business aspects of your business while you emphasize patient care.
After hiring a medical consultant, many physicians realize they have significantly more time to spend with patients. They can spend business hours meeting with patients instead of doing paperwork. You can limit the length of time patients spend in the waiting room.
Hire an HMI Healthcare Consultant Today
When you hire a healthcare consultant, you’re paying someone to make your business run more efficiently. The consultant provides actionable advice – or implements real solutions – that improve your business.
Whether running a small practice or working for a larger organization, physicians can benefit from healthcare consulting in countless ways.
Hire a healthcare consultant with decades of experience today by contacting HMI, LLC and discover actionable ways to improve your organization.