EM and Hospital Operations
The critical nature, both clinically and economically, of a fully engaged hospitalist program in today’s healthcare environment is one of the biggest challenges currently facing hospitals. We understand this and make alignment between the ED and the Hospitalist providers are an integral part of every contract we secure. Whether it is working with your current staff or providing a staffing and management solution we will provide proven processes to integrate ED/Hospitalist/Attending communication to optimize throughput, reduce denials and appropriately impact Length of Stay.
Revenue Cycle Management
With the explosion of code sets, meticulous documentation is imperative to maintain the financial viability of a busy emergency department. As physician owners, our doctors understand this responsibility. We have invested significant resources to the review of documentation guidelines and training for adherence for appropriate ED coding.
This adherence to thorough documentation allows our practice to maximize billing and coding opportunities to increase collections within the confines of the rule sets. We’ve seen greater than 25 percent increases in year-over-year collections in our new contracts by rigorous attention to detail in our physician charting.
We’ve seen a corresponding increase in facility fee collections by our partner hospitals due to the rich nature of the physician notes provided to our partner hospitals’ billing and coding resources.
As owners, our Medical Directors and leadership continually work to identify additional revenue sources in compliance with the CMS guidelines.
Progressive has made the strategic decision to partner with industry-leading RCM providers, like Zotec and Allegiance, rather than burden our practice and our partner hospitals with additional overhead.