Radiology and Pathology

Billing and Revenue Cycle Management

Innovative automation + Superior business management = Maximum outcomes

Billing & Revenue Cycle Management


Acclaim’s Acceleration Technology and unique automation of the radiology and pathology billing and collection process combined with our industry knowledge allows us to handle all aspects of your business, provide high-yield billing and practice management support, boost your reimbursements, improve cash flow, reduce costs, maximize revenues, simplify and improve your claims process, shorten the revenue cycle, ensure compliance, while at the same time offering excellent customer service to you and your patients.


Electronic Data Capture, Claims Filing & Remittance Posting


Our technology and expertise enables us to build a hospital demographic or charge capture program in just a few days.
 
We can accept files in any format that a facility can provide and by any transmission method. To minimize the impact on a facility’s IT staff, we custom build our interfaces to accept their data format without modification.
 
We are also able to interface with radiology information systems (RIS) and capture data from any electronic medical record. This ability reduces the opportunity for human error and reduces the amount of time to bill, resulting in lower days in AR and quicker payments. The custom interface ensures that all the available data is captured.


Managed Care Contracting & Credentialing


Another service we provide is assistance with managed care credentialing and contracting. This includes Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other major payers in your practice. We also offer managed care contract review and analysis of how it may impact your practice so you can make informed financial decisions.


Consulting & Strategic Planning


Acclaim will work with you to achieve efficient, effective billing and collecting processes that will maximize collections for your radiology practice.
 
Whether you want to outsource your radiology billing and revenue cycle management; assess areas for improvement within your internal operations; or determine what your strategic initiatives should be at a time when healthcare is in a state of flux, the Acclaim consulting team can assist you in enhancing and developing these processes. We will provide a third party perspective from a team that has extensive experience in radiology and pathology billing and process improvement for a number of diversified clients. Acclaim will work with you to achieve efficient, effective billing and collecting processes that maximize collections.


Coding


Coding is not only an essential part of billing, it is the cornerstone of compliance.  Cindy Pittmon, our founder and President is a nationally recognized expert in Radiology Coding. She played a major role in developing the Radiology Coding Certification Board, an independent entity that confers the Radiology Certified Coder, (RCC) credential on those coders who pass the rigorous and accredited RCC exam.
 
Through the use of our proprietary software, our certified coders are not only proficient, they can use the system to provide you feedback or to ask you for additional detail to support compliance.


Compliance


Acclaim is accredited under the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA) Compliance Accreditation Program for revenue cycle management (RCM) companies. The HBMA Compliance Accreditation Program is designed to assess compliance with a range of federal healthcare industry regulations, including provisions to protect patient privacy under HIPAA, promote cybersecurity, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in medical billing. Our clients can feel secure with Acclaim’s commitment to compliance in all areas of medical billing.

For our clients, Acclaim can help facilitate the development of a customized, online compliance program for your practice that meets the same compliance standards. From radiation safety to physician peer reviews, your custom content can be uploaded to a secure online site where you may track physician and staff participation and document satisfactory completion of the content modules. All of this at a lower fee than if you were to source these services on your own in the market.

This online alternative keeps practices from having to expend the time and resources of bringing everyone together on an annual or semiannual basis for compliance training. It eliminates leadership time spent developing adequate training sessions. Another benefit of having Acclaim as your partner.


Personalized Service


We’re here for you. Whether it’s a website for your practice or finding a new solution for an old problem, ask us how we can help. Acclaim Healthcare Management offers acceleration technology, hospital data capture programs, online compliance training and documentation, and a patient payment internet portal.


Standard & Ad Hoc Reporting & Trending


Our radiology and pathology billing software can produce many, many different standard reports to meet your practice analysis needs so you can make appropriate business decisions. Because it is configured as a database, we are able to offer an almost unlimited number of reports to meet your specific needs. Just ask and we will work to provide the information you need.

Proven Outcomes

Acclaim consistently meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of our clients. Acclaim has been able to significantly improve net revenues for each of our new clients with our superior technology, industry expertise, and dedicated customer service. Within six months of our association with them, our clients have experienced an increase in collections over their prior periods of at least 10%, and that improvement remains stable.