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Bristol Byte 2.0 Workflow Management Software release at Healthpac User Meeting

Bristol Healthcare Services a leading company in revenue cycle management was a Bronze sponsor in 14th Healthpac Annual Users meeting conference at Savannah Desoto Hilton, Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401 from 22 Feb to 24 Feb.

The conference witnessed the active participation of 130+ representatives of nation’s 30 major medical billing companies. Bristol being the Bronze sponsor for the event also shared its vision on implementing new software and upgrading existing technologies.

During the conference, Jay Ganesh, CEO of Bristol Healthcare Services, gave an exclusive presentation on company’s BristolByte workflow management solutions software to Healthpac Users. The presentation outlined on how exactly the software can streamline and automate the workflow of complex healthcare projects. He also showcased about the increased control and visibility that BristoByte can offer to manage billing, productivity and set AR metrics.
Bristol’s management has been in association with Healthpac for last 15 years. There has been a strong ongoing action plan to integrate Healthpac with Bristol Byte workflow management software to provide seamless medical billing services.

‘BristolByte’ Workflow Management software helps to automate medical billing process eliminating obstacles that most hospitals, clinics & billing offices are facing on a regular basis. The automatic applications are easing out the chance of paper-based errors those cater for maximum denials from the payer side. In short, one can track quality, performance and productivity while focusing fully on delivering the service with much ease.

Bristol Healthcare Services has been making serious improvement to the field of healthcare system through innovative software and service solutions. The organization is delivering end to end services for Medical Coding, Eligibility Verification, Cash/Payment Postings, Demographic Registration, Account Receivable Management and Charge / Claim Entries.

Bristol’s offline and online medical billing outsourcing services have gained popularity among many healthcare industries because of their flexible customization plans and error-free deliverance of the service. With a team of experts having knowledge of Payer-specific coding, Insurance, and governmental regulatory requirements ease the process of medical billing and coding for an organization of any size.
As per Bristol’s clients’ testimonials, the service of Bristol has enabled them to save overhead expenses by 40%. With a quick turnaround time and customized client service, the organization has earned good credibility in healthcare industry.

About Bristol Healthcare Services
Bristol Healthcare Services is a leading provider of Medical coding, Medical billing and Revenue Cycle Management. Bristol has achieved a level of managing more than a million coded reports per year and handling revenue cycle management of 90 million per year. The success has been driven by their experience of working with 25+ billing software and 40+ medical specialties.
To know more about Bristol Healthcare Services capabilities on revenue cycle management, medical coding and medical billing visit www.bristolhcs.com or call 800-253-7320 or email at info@bristolhcs.com

Bristol Byte – Your Complete Workflow Management Software

Bristol prepares to launch its productivity and workflow management software “Bristol Byte”. Bristol Byte helps you streamline the workflow of complex projects and makes them simple for your team. Allows automation of routine processes and simplify internal operations with extended monitoring and reporting. Bristol Byte is our solution to continuous monitoring and accurate tracking requirements. Bristol Byte is your online tool to

* Bristol Byte tracks and maintains an audit trail of all your workflow processes
* Productivity and Quality Tracking
* Ticketing and Queries control
* Transparent Process Performance on a Dashboard
* Role-Based Access Control
* Responsibility Assignment and Analysis
* Set Data and AR Metrics for Clients, Staff and Vendors
* Increased Productivity and Revenues
* Tracks User Performance and Quality
* Visual Reports – Assisting to make informed Management Decisions
* Approvals, Reviews and Acceptance capabilities are enabled within projects
* Cloud Based Technology

Have you ever wondered how our Ancillary Services would address one of your business challenges?

Take a look at the Bristol Healthcare Services features, or request a demo of our Services. There is no one-size-fits all solution, so Bristol Healthcare Services developed a number of different ways for you to get the insights you need. We have the capability to add resources for you instantly on your demand. This helps you to scale up swiftly without losing any opportunities. We offer flexible pricing models suiting your requirements.

Ancillary healthcare services from Bristol Healthcare Services refers to the wide range of services to single / Group physicians, Healthcare Facilities, Diagnostic lab’s and other healthcare entities.Many a times, physicians have to deploy resources such as capital, equipment, software and administration staffs to deal with insurance reimbursement delays.

More often than not, some of these issues can be avoided if only the credentialing process had been carried out properly and thoroughly.

    o Credentialing services

    o Fee schedule negotiation

    o Medicare Revalidation

    o Clearing house / EDI and EFT setup

Be prepared for radiology coding changes in 2017

Get ahead the changes of radiology-specific in 2017. Mammography codes are overhauled and summarized.

Changes in Mammography Codes 2017

New Codes Description Deleted Code
77065 Diagnostic mammography, including CAD when Performed; unilateral 77055 / 77051
77066 Diagnostic mammography, including CAD when performed; bilateral 77056 / 77051
77067 Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view study of each breast), including CAD when performed 77057 / 77052

 

Bristol healthcare service streamlined ICD-10 well before 10/01/2016

October 1, 2016 is marked as end of a one year that allowed by the center for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) and the American medical association.  The grace period was a joint initiative created between CMS and AMA to help ease the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for physician practices.

Our team of certified coders efficiently managed to transit from ICD-9 to ICD-10 well before the stipulated dated.  Initially we struggled with cardiology coding in E and G codes but very soon managed to submit corrected claims.

To keep you posted

The end of this transitional period could be a tough one if your coding professionals neglect to prepare for it.

The transition to the ICD -10 and Related Health Problems appears to have gone well so far, despite widespread anxiety that it would wreak mess across healthcare as providers struggled to comply with the new coding structure, heightened specificity and documentation requirements.  Nevertheless, physicians still face significant obstacles in two main areas as the ICD-10 transition continues.  According to a recent survey, it is not yet clear how much of the ICD-10 implementation’s success so far stems from the first-year concessions for providers negotiated by the AMA in collaboration with the CMS.  This elasticity allow coders to be reimbursed for wrongly coded claims as long as the erroneous code submitted is in the same wide family as the correct one.  Coders make sure your providers will no longer be reimbursed for these wrongly coded claims when the grace period ends on September 30, 2016.

Feel free to contact us to find- How we managed to implement ICD-10 well before the grace period.

Bring together your team for a successful contract negotiation.

Our Credentialing specialist team lead by Mr. Albert Marvin successfully implemented and negotiated contract for a Neurology physician this April, 2016.

Very recently we introduced ancillary healthcare services to encourage our clients utilizing Credentialing and Contracting services at no extra cost.  We know “Nothing fits the same for all”. Also, we recommend our physicians to demand their annual report card that lets physicians know how they stand with their peers.

All Healthcare Payers GOAL is to place physician’s front and center in the mission to improve the health of their members, and LOWER OVERALL HEALTHCARE COSTS.

Physicians/Practice Managers are you sure you are getting the best rate available for your healthcare services?

Your practice future depends on effectively negotiating with your private payer plans.

Become PQRS Expert.  Negotiate your low hanging fruit; create your top 10 Dx code along with cost associated CPT, Monitor your payer mix from year to year, because payer contributions to your business can change over time.

Know when each of your contracts expires and how much notice you must give to make changes.  Experts recommend the following contractual elements as areas to which practices should pay attention:

  • Retro/Authorization procedure for treatment.
  • Period allowed appealing a denied claim.
  • Requirements relating to use of oral or injectable drugs.
  • Time specified for clean claim payment, and interest paid for late payment.
  • Procedure for adding new service lines.
  • Period required for providing notice of modification proposals.
  • Cancellation clause, including the advance notice required.

Feel free to e-connect or call Bristol Healthcare Services to find HOW and WHEN to negotiate or renegotiate your current contracts to include the best reimbursement rate for your practice.   www.bristolhcs.com