Anesthesia Healthcare Partners Turns to McKesson for Billing
National anesthesia company freed up to focus on growth and customer service
ATLANTA -- McKesson Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) has partnered with a leading national anesthesia staffing and services company, Anesthesia Healthcare Partners (AHP), to provide a complete range of billing and accounts receivable management services for AHP’s 30 service locations in eight states.
McKesson has developed a customized revenue management solution that provides coding, charge entry, claims submission and follow-up, denial management, patient call center services and business intelligence.
"This relationship provides a comprehensive, end-to-end billing solution that meets the diverse needs of all service locations," said Peggy Gaskill, AHP’s chief financial officer. "The breadth and depth of McKesson’s experience in anesthesia billing and its stellar reputation in the industry will help ensure that revenue management is executed in an optimal, consistent and compliant fashion. Our confidence in McKesson’s abilities, in turn, will allow us to focus our energy on growing the business and servicing our clients."
In addition to enabling AHP to improve its revenue cycle capabilities, Gaskill said McKesson also will provide ancillary services that include new compliance safeguards, ongoing physician documentation education and better business reporting. McKesson’s powerful reporting capabilities provide previously unavailable insight into operational and financial metrics and trends. Of particular value, she said, is McKesson Practice Focus™, a web-based reporting tool that provides a wide range of customizable business intelligence.
Pat Leonard, senior vice president and general manager, RMS, said McKesson’s agreement with AHP represents the kind of flexible, customized relationships that RMS is establishing with physician groups nationwide as part of McKesson’s Better Health 2020™ initiative. Better Health 2020 is designed to provide the capabilities needed to reduce costs, improve financial performance and successfully manage complex payment models.
"We are committed to helping AHP thrive by strengthening connectivity to help the organization meet the complex needs of multiple service locations in a number of states," Leonard said. "We also look forward to providing them with the business intelligence and reporting that will allow them to identify key trends and continue to expand their business."
McKesson RMS is a leading provider of medical billing and practice management services, with a team of more than 4,000 experienced revenue cycle professionals. The services are uniquely designed to help practices improve efficiency and grow revenues while staying current with the latest regulatory requirements.
About Anesthesia Healthcare Partners
Since 1998, Anesthesia Healthcare Partners (AHP) has been helping hospitals, surgery centers and anesthesia practices of every size solve the challenges related to anesthesia practice management through a variety of partnership models. Our expertise in anesthesia management and streamlining the daily operations of an anesthesia group allow our partners to leverage the experience gained from over one million cases of billing, collecting, recruiting, credentialing and payer contracting services.
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.