"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
Top 5 Ways a Healthcare Revenue Cycle Consulting Service Can Boost your Bottom Line
Healthcare Revenue Cycle Consulting Services
Today’s leading healthcare organizations rely on healthcare revenue cycle consulting services to be successful.
How can a consulting service like HMI Corp boost your organization’s bottom line? Today, we’re highlighting some of the ways healthcare consulting services can enhance your organization’s revenue.
Intelligent Security Auditing
The security of a healthcare organization is paramount. Security audits can identify weaknesses within all aspects of an organization’s operations.
A security audit can identify problems with premises security, for example, and the ways in which malicious individuals might attempt to access facilities.
Or, the audit could identify digital security issues, including how the employees respond to phishing attempts.
Without regular security audits, a healthcare organization can trick itself into thinking it’s secure. When a healthcare revenue cycle consulting service performs a security audit, however, it can indicate what works – and what needs to be improved – for maximizing revenue.
Risk and Compliance Assessments to Identify Potential Problems Before They Become Expensive
Smart healthcare organizations anticipate risks before they impact the organization. In a recent report from consulting firm Crowe, healthcare researchers defined a risk as, “anything that might impede the organization’s ability to achieve its goals in critical areas such as patient care, regulatory compliance, operations, strategic growth, and financial performance.”
One of the major benefits of hiring a healthcare revenue cycle consulting service is that you can identify risks and take action early.
A consulting service might identify compliance issues, for example, that could enhance the risk of audits and challenges from insurance companies. Chargemaster issues, on the other hand, could raise the risk of disruptions to the care and billing process.
Comprehensive Cybersecurity Analysis for Enhanced Protection
Healthcare organizations that ignore cybersecurity expose themselves to significant risk. The healthcare industry is increasingly under attack by all types of bad actors. Hackers might try to access patients’ medical records, for example, creating a compliance nightmare for an organization.
A cybersecurity analysis can identify your organization’s strengths and weaknesses. It can spot security holes before bad actors find them.
Some cybersecurity analyses can even involve penetration tests – or pen tests. These tests show how your organization responds to a real threat. This pen test could involve a bad actor physically entering the hospital to access data on an unsecured, for example, or a hacker testing your organization’s digital defenses.
For all of these reasons and more, healthcare organizations conduct regular cybersecurity analyses to identify and resolve security weaknesses as quickly as possible.
More Efficient Medical Coding Services
Efficient medical coding is the difference between good and bad healthcare organizations. Picture medical coding like the railroads and highways of a healthcare organization: when the infrastructure is smooth, efficient, and fast, it improves the entire organization.
Consulting services offer contract coding and coder quality reviews to improve the efficiency of an organization.
HMI Corp can make sure your organization has accurate coding for inpatient, outpatient, same-day surgeries, ancillary departments, and physician E/M, among other medical services. Medical coding and code reviews are performed by U.S.-based credentialed coding staff.
Improved Chargemaster Services
The chargemaster is the heart of a healthcare organization. Unfortunately, many healthcare organizations spend too little time maintaining their chargemaster.
Many organizations think they have compliant and accurate chargemaster services until it’s too late.
Over time, a lack of chargemaster maintenance leads to compliance issues, billing disruptions, and poorer patient care. Ultimately, it impacts the organization’s revenue.
Understandably, healthcare revenue cycle consulting services focus considerable attention on optimizing an organization’s chargemaster services. By fixing chargemaster issues today, the consulting service can implement real solutions that improve revenue generation.
Major healthcare revenue cycle risks in 2019 include charge capture, coding, and denial management, among other issues.
By hiring a good healthcare revenue cycle consulting service today, you can identify these risks within your organization, then take action to limit their impact on revenue.