Physician Practice Optimization
HCIT Consulting offers a service that represents the next phase of health information technology in physician practices. The majority of providers are using or have access to electronic health records (EHRs). A few providers have had marked success clinically and from a business perspective by taking advantage of the often underutilized features with their EHRs.
The HCIT Consulting physician practice optimization service will allow your practice to unleash the full potential of your EHR from a business (e.g., coding and compliance) and clinical standpoint. The areas of focus include:
EHR Coding Optimization: Our team will assess the coding and compliance capabilities of your EHR and its content. We provide guidance on how to use you EHR to accurately document and code based on medical necessity. In general practices see a significant improvement in documentation, efficiency of use, and coding accuracy. Most practices find they are coding a levels than would be supported by the medical necessity of the encounter.
Workflow and Efficiency Analysis: We identify workflow solutions for your practice based on our experience with practices of a similar size and specialty that have improved their productivity and revenue based on workflow analysis in context with available technologies in the practice. Additional technologies that may benefit your practice (e.g. mobile applications, tele-health, patient kiosks, etc.) may be recommended if there is a clear advantage to your practice. We also assist with gap analysis of products, project management, and implementation as needed.
Compliance with Incentive Programs: There are currently several programs that may benefit you practice or even result in penalties if certain criteria are not met. These include well-known programs such as Meaningful Use, PQRS, and PCMH. A program available to physicians who provide primary care to Medicare patients, referred to as the Chronic Care Management incentive program, (CCM state date January 1st, 2015), has the potential to dramatically impact physician revenue. There are numerous compliance requirements associated with this program that the HCIT Consulting team will help you address.
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