Precert – Never Have I Ever….

This session will use the popular party game, Never Have I Ever… to spark a conversation about the struggles and pitfalls of prior authorization and pre-certification. Throughout the session, the speaker will present many ways that Centricity datasets can be used to manage the prior authorization process, monitor staff productivity and prioritizing based on payer, staff, skills, provider and location. Click the link below to view the 2019 CHUG presentation. Never Have I Ever

By |2019-11-06T16:39:44-05:00November 6th, 2019|2019 Fall CHUG Presentation, Billing, Revenue Cycle|0 Comments

Using Centricity Tools to Create a Flawless Experience for Patients and Providers

See how Ortho Northeast has implemented solutions to streamline tedious tasks and improve current operations. Presenters will show how being proactive prior to the patient’s appointment will help create a more relaxed and efficient environment for patients, physicians, and staff. Discover how we use Centricity to save valuable real estate time in the exam room with EMR encounter forms, as well as automated processes and workflows. We will demonstrate customized forms and reports that we find valuable. Click the link below to view the 2019 CHUG presentation. Using Centricity Tools to Create a Flawless Experience for Patients and Providers

Getting Paid What You’re Due

Studies show that practices are routinely underpaid on their fee for service claims in government and commercial claims. In our fast paced payment posting world, where hundreds and thousands of line items are posted from a single electronic remittance file, a human is often not even able to see what would otherwise be obvious. So, how can anyone be certain that their claims have been adjudicated correctly and that the practice hasn’t been short changed? Even if you look at your data regularly, knowing whether you are getting paid for the services you bill out if difficult because no two payers process claims exactly alike. Each payer uses proprietary rules from ranking of RVUs, to which CPT code is in what order on the claim form and then modifies the payment based on the place of service, whether a provider is [...]

By |2018-06-19T08:27:29-04:00June 19th, 2018|2018 Centricity LIVE, Billing, Presentation, Revenue Cycle|0 Comments

Mother May I? Use EMR Forms to Reduce Your Billing and Precert Costs

As health care providers, we want to offer the very best quality care to each of our patients. The clinical documentation processes that physicians follow are arguably as important as their interactions with patients. EHR notes can increase communication within the practice, provide better continuity of care, and improve claim reimbursement. Learn how to create EHR forms that pull relevant information into forms specifically designed for the precert department. And see how Ortho Northeast has utilized their EHR forms to improve clinical notes that ensure the payer has the necessary information to authorize or pay a service. Better yet, they can ensure coding compliance with payer guidelines and follow coding rules. Click the link below to view the 2018 Centricity™ LIVE presentation. EMR59 Mother May I Use EMR Forms to Reduce Your Billing and Precert Costs

Narcissists, Drama Queens & Psychopaths

Presenter: Mona Reimers Failing to maximize your practice's expensive IT investment can cost millions of dollars. The costs rise when key stakeholders refuse or fail to use the software to maximize its potential return on investment. This session will discuss why end users resist adopting new technology and actually prefer working in chaotic environments. Hear how the presenter achieved changes in workflows that involved difficult personalities and required the adoption of new technological processes. This session will focus extensively on how to identify difficult workers, help debunk myths, dial down the drama and reign in narcissists and psychopaths. If you lead a team of people through healthcare IT/changes, you will most likely benefit from this session. Click the link below to view a copy of the presentation! Narcissists Drama Queens & Psychopaths - PDF

How to Reduce Errors and Increase Staff Productivity

Presenters: Alison Beber & Kylie Mills Manual processes result in the same mistakes done over and over again. Automation has allowed us to eliminate everyday tasks, reduce staff errors and provide perspective to the decision making process throughout the organization. See how Ortho Northeast has implemented solutions to streamline tedious tasks and improve current operations through the provision of additional information provided by automated reports using GE Centricity data. Through automation in your practice, you can now focus on improving processes rather than doing the process itself. Click the link below to view a copy of the presentation! How to Reduce Errors and Increase Staff Productivity - PDF

Watch Now! GE Centricity™ Users: Precertification

Presenter: Mona Reimers Please join us for a free webinar for GE Centricity™ users covering the unique ways to use Centricity's scheduling and EMR tools to reduce the time and work needed to obtain pre-certification. This webinar will show proven results to make "biggest losers" out of the precert department liberating them from re-work and resolve hoarding issues. Participants will also see management tools that can monitor work in progress, time frames for completion, and monitor individual employee contributions to the prior authorization department.

By |2018-07-11T15:26:44-04:00November 23rd, 2016|Billing, Event, Revenue Cycle, Webinar|0 Comments

Hoarders & Biggest Losers (Your Pre-Certification Department)

Presenter: Mona Reimers Insurers require permission for office visits, medications, surgeries, medical devices and therapies - and the list continues to grow. At the same time, insurers are adding to the amount of medical information they require before granting permission for patients to have the services they need. And because the insurers' processes are so flawed, re-work and wasted effort is everywhere. Hospitals and other third parties involved in care often need to share the precert information, adding yet another required communication that eats away at staff time. It is no wonder that fear of a missed authorization or a denial often causes staff to start hoarding paperwork and causes them to constantly "double check" their work, reviewing the same lists over and over. The session will demonstrate unique ways to use Centricity's scheduling and EMR tools to reduce the time [...]

Data Mine Craft: How to Build

Presenters: Mike Baeske & Mona Reimers In a medical world overwhelmed with the creeps of regulations, evils of inefficiency, and penalties of merit based reporting, administrators and software developers must join forces to survive. This session will teach you how to transform your data resources into powerful tools that gain efficiencies and maximize profits. Centricity, SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studios, Microsoft Excel, and Logical Innovations' Visual Form Editor will enable the crafting of such treasures which can be utilized throughout a practice in often surprising ways. Throughout the presentation, real examples and detailed instructions will provide the blue prints needed to implement your own solutions to slay the repetitive and daunting tasks that spawn rework, errors, and wasted time on a daily basis.

Data Mine Craft: What to Build

Presenters: Mona Reimers & Mike Baeske Beware!  The complicated and tricky workflows necessary to run a medical practice vary widely and if the wrong solutions are selected, any business could find itself way behind in the race for survival.  This is the first of two sessions that will provide examples and instruction on how to use SQL Server (a software program most practices already own) to create unique reporting tools that will banish dreaded re-work or completely eliminate the most evil antagonist - manual reporting.  Practice managers often feel that they are fighting monstrous regulations and villains who plot to drive up costs at every turn.  Running and rerunning reports to compile data is expensive, painful, time consuming, and often fall short of what is really needed to keep processes lean and the bottom line healthy.  Fear not!  The solutions are [...]