"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
Medical Coding Tips for Coronavirus COVID-19 Demand for medical coding companies has surged in recent months. COVID-19 has revealed medical coding inefficiencies, and firms are struggling to keep up. Good medical coding companies work with healthcare organizations to solve inefficiencies and reduce errors. Effective medical coding tips helps a company avoid wastage, capture lost revenue, and reduce patient conflicts. Your healthcare organization might have effective medical coding systems in place. Unfortunately, a pandemic like COVID-19 can reveal problems with any organization’s medical coding. The CDC, CMS, and AMA have all released COVID-19 coding guidelines in recent weeks. We’ll summarize that information below to help your organization manage the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
Telehealth Coding and Billing During COVID-19 Healthcare organizations have turned to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some are not prepared to handle telehealth coding and billing. Demand for contract medical coding experts is surging. Companies like HMI Corp can help your organization manage complicated COVID-19-related telehealth coding. Our coding experts have proven expertise across the United States. Today, we’re highlighting some of the best telehealth coding and billing practices for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, including changes to be aware of. HHS Relaxes Certain Telehealth Rules During COVID-19 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HHS has relaxed certain telehealth coding rules. HHS allows providers to offer telehealth services while charging […]
Hospital Chargemaster in Revenue Cycle Management The hospital charge description master, or hospital chargemaster, communicates medical bills to payers and patients. The hospital chargemaster plays a crucial role in revenue cycle management: it’s the heart of the healthcare revenue cycle. It’s the central point from which all billing gets sent to patients and insurers. Organizations that fail to maintain the chargemaster face enormous problems. Poor chargemaster maintenance leads to revenue leakage. It can also lead to inaccuracies, non-competitive fees, and claim rejections. What is the Chargemaster? The hospital chargemaster is a list of all the billable services and items to a patient or patient’s health insurance provider. The chargemaster lists […]
Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Revenue cycle management has experienced ups and downs in recent years. What lies ahead for revenue cycle management? Last year, we saw the continued rise of automation and AI. We also saw battles over price transparency. Continuing the trend from previous years, we also saw healthcare organizations contend with patient expectations, government regulations, and a growing number of technology options. Let’s take a look at some of the revenue cycle management (RCM) trends we’re preparing for in 2020. Continued Battles Over Healthcare Pricing Transparency Healthcare pricing transparency battles occurred across the country in 2019. Expect battles to continue into 2020. A Waystar survey released in August […]
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 […]
What’s Involved in a Revenue Cycle Assessment? How Do Revenue Cycle Experts Maximize Medical Profits?
A good revenue cycle assessment will help your organization become more profitable. But what’s involved in a revenue cycle assessment? How can revenue cycle experts maximize medical profits? What actionable steps will revenue cycle assessment experts help you implement? Today, we’re explaining everything you need to know about what’s involved in a revenue cycle assessment. Areas of Revenue Cycle Assessments Some organizations perform a revenue cycle assessment on their overall organization, hiring a consulting company to conduct a bottom-to-top assessment. Other organizations request specialized revenue cycle assessments in one or more areas of the organization. Typically, revenue cycle assessments focus on the organization’s core areas, including: • Pre and post-system […]
Healthcare Revenue Cycle Consulting Services in Compliance With today’s complex regulatory requirements, compliance is more important than ever for healthcare organizations. That’s why leading healthcare organizations hire healthcare revenue cycle consulting services to help maintain compliance. Today, we’re explaining how healthcare revenue cycle consulting services like HMI Corp. help organizations maintain compliance at every level of a healthcare organization. What is Healthcare Compliance? Compliance means meeting or exceeding the standards set for legal, ethical, and professional operation of healthcare organizations. Any organization handling electronic protected health information (ePHI) is required to maintain compliance by implementing appropriate processes, policies, and procedures. Consulting Services Help Maintain Compliance in 7 Targeted Areas The […]
What Does a Medical Coder Do? Medical coding is an in-demand profession at healthcare organizations across the country. Despite the surging demand for medical coders, however, many people do not understand how medical coding works. Today, we’re explaining what medical coding is, how it works, and how a medical coder adds value to an organization. What is Medical Coding? Medical coding traces its origins all the way back 17th century recordkeeping in England. During this time, clinics kept crude records for each patient, using specific numbers and ‘codes’ to track the treatment received by each patient. Today, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) defines medical coding as, “the transformation […]