Comprehensive Athena medical billing software services and Athena revenue cycle management services
The athenahealth revenue cycle management software, athenaCollector leverages a robust, automated claims management engine that is unmatched by other ambulatory medical billing software systems on the market today. The athena revenue cycle dashboard simplifies administrative tasks while offering complete transparency into the revenue cycle performance of your organization. The athenahealth billing software rules engine is continuously updated, delivering a 93% first pass claims resolution rate.
Is MDS Medical an Athena Billing Company?
YES! MDS Medical is an authorized athenahealth® Managed Services Organization (MSO) partner, offering comprehensive athena revenue cycle management and software services.
MDS offers comprehensive Athena services including but not limited to athenahealth medical billing, software implementation, training, support, IT support, and security.
Our deep experience on the athenahealth platform enables us to deliver the most comprehensive and highest quality Athena medical billing services to fill in the gaps and billing tasks normally performed by your practice.
Our athena RCM team can manage and oversee your entire revenue cycle process in order to maximize your financial performance.
These ancillary services can include charge posting, balancing payments, working rejected claims, patient collections, patient calls, working patient and insurance A/R, and comprehensive oversight of your full revenue cycle process.
Who Are MDS Medical’s RCM Clients?
- Ambulatory practices of all sizes and specialties
- Practices that are already live on Athena and need help with any component of the billing cycle that is not automated by the athenahealth platform such as charge posting, balancing, working A/R, coding, collections, credentialing, etc.
- Practices considering migrating to the athenahealth platform and need help with revenue cycle strategy and planning.
How MDS Medical’s RCM Team Can Help
MDS supplements the athenahealth software by delivering a full athenahealth revenue cycle management solution, including but not limited to:
- Charge posting
- Managing hold buckets
- Balancing payments
- Correcting and resubmitting rejected or denied claims
- Working insurance and patient A/R
- Patient Calls – inbound and outbound
- Coding services
- Payor contracting and fee schedule negotiation
Dedicated and Accessible Account Management
Our team is an extension of your staff.
Since 1988, MDS has been committed to the goal of building high-value partnerships built upon trust, integrity, and service excellence. In practice, this means that our team is always there for you – just a phone call away. We know that your revenue cycle performance is central to the success of your business, and we take that responsibility seriously.
Transparency is another core component of our revenue cycle services. Monthly reporting, regularly scheduled meetings with your dedicated MDS billing team, and prompt follow up to your questions ensures that we are providing you with the level of service that you deserve.
Hear from MDS Medical clients about the value they receive from their MDS partnership:
Real-time visibility about your organization’s financial performance using the athenaCollector dashboard
Data from more than 160,000 providers across the athenahealth network is shared, enabling you to compare the financial performance of your practice against other organizations and best practice guidelines.
- Charge entry lag
- Client days in accounts receivable
- Days documents open
- Patient full registration rate
- Portal adoption rate
- Post-visit documentation rate
- Same day encounter close rate
- Time of service collections rate
Collect What You’re Eligible to Receive
- athenaheath’s automated updated rules engine proactively reduces denials to get claims paid faster, with 95% of claims successfully adjudicated the first time.
- At-a-glance transparency into claims errors, appointment issues and no-shows, and insurance eligibility problems so you can address quickly.
Reduce Administrative Tasks
athenaCollector takes on administrative work, so you can achieve your goals and grow without adding more staff.
- Easily access and edit claims. Update patient demographics, insurance information, and billing codes on a single page. Claims corrections are easy – your staff simply edits the claim and athenaCollector re-sends the corrected claim to the payer and follows up until its paid.
- athenaCollector identifies missing modifiers to prevent denials, proactively searches for insurance coverage and prevents denials for age mismatch
- Outbound claims and inbound remittances will be processed on your behalf
- Low-value tasks that take up your practice’s limited time will be identified to help reduce operating costs
Stay Ahead of Industry Change
The rise of high-deductible health plans and patients demand for modern technology has made the importance of payment collection even more challenging.
- athenaCollector consistently researches industry and regulatory changes, including changes to incentive payment programs that might impact your bottom line like MACRA.
- A cloud-based service, athenaCollector can push updates out to everyone overnight, ensuring you are always ready for future changes in the healthcare industry