The high cost of running a practice, the increased wave of patients along with a tsunami of government regulations have put enormous pressure on the private physician. Helping physicians stay in private practice, meet regulatory standards and provide state-of-the-art healthcare is the primary mission here at AdvancedMD where we serve more than 5,000 private practices nationwide and process more than 34 Million annually. Today, we are paying tribute to the independent physicians who continue to service their communities despite the obstacles.
This busy, one-provider pain management facility sought an all-in-one solution to practice management and EHR. Bogged down by outdated protocols and systems, they sought a modern, efficient answer to managing billing, scheduling, health records, and staffing concerns. The Pain Care Center chose AdvancedMD for its leading EHR, easy-to-learn interface, comprehensive features, and superior customizability.
After their software provider was sold off to a large corporation, this medical billing service and consulting firm was in need of an integrated solution that would meet their own needs as well as their clients. They selected AdvancedMD for it’s superior practice management features, such as scheduling, on the client side as well as for sophisticated billing and world-class financial reporting capabilities. They found no other provider who could meet the revenue management capabilities of the AdvancedInsight from AdvancedMD.
This “dual speed” clinic struggled to serve both walk-in and in-depth internal medicine patients on a paper and manual-process-centric practice management system. The AdvancedMD cloud system with integrated practice management and EHR directly addressed key workflow bottlenecks in scheduling, coding, billing and referral management. Additionally, Dr. Raval achieved a core goal of maintaining a high level of patient eye contact during exams, while still fully utilizing automated EHR functionality.
This highly successful outsource billing and practice management company has had a birds-eye view of the evolution of practice and clinical automation through the eyes of its many medical practice clients. A thorough study of available software technology convinced the company that clients would be best served through the AdvancedMD cloud solution. Internal Medicine clients especially have achieved significant improvements in workflow efficiency, accuracy and financial profitability through adoption of the complete AdvancedMD suite including integrated EHR.
This busy family practice has deep roots in the community it has served for more than three decades. Over the years, growing claims and billing complexity, increasingly complicated scheduling, and Dr. Forgey’s outside projects demanded an automated solution. The practice first implemented an outsourced service – a move that proved to be unacceptably expensive, inefficient, and frustrating to both staff and patients. A search for a cloud-based, highly sophisticated billing and scheduling solution (that would easily integrate with EHR in the near future) resulted in the selection of AdvancedMD. Claims, billing and scheduling now run at peak efficiency, patient satisfaction is up, and the practice is well positioned for easy migration to the AdvancedMD EHR solution. Dr. Forgey states, “The ADP system is an extremely big reason I’ve been able to pull off what I have over the past number of years.”
This active family practice found its paper-based practice management and outsourced billing solutions increasingly inadequate to meet the needs of a high turnover, high volume practice. Particular challenges included scheduling inefficiencies, eligibility verification bottlenecks, billing costs and inaccuracy, and a large volume of labs and consulting reports that required immediate attention and action. AdvancedMD was selected to address these issues, and implementation was accomplished by a former billing provider who researched the system online and set it up prior to bringing it into the office. The practice not only saw scheduling inefficiencies disappear, but workflow improvement and patient throughput increased measurably. Eligibility roadblocks were eliminated, and richer data significantly increased patient portion payment collection. FTEs required for billing decreased from three to a one, monthly costs decreased, and bottom line profitability improved by 10-15%. Providers now access all labs and reports electronically any time, anywhere, and state that “With this system, it’s actually difficult to miss an abnormal lab or not act on an abnormal value.”
Moving from a paper-based scheduling and DOS-based billing system nearly 10 years ago, this practice has fine-tuned processes within the AdvancedMD practice management system to directly address OB/GYN specific challenges. These include detailed and complex coding and services tracking over a 40-week period prior to claim submission; complex, multi-visit scheduling; and 24/7/365 availability of data from anywhere. The AdvancedMD solution helps the practice run smoothly and profitably, and provides key support in assisting the practice to achieve its objective of having informed, educated patients.