AskMariaTodd™ Jettisons Revenue Recovery Services to New MHI Revenue Cycle Brand

National healthcare industry consultancy, AskMariaTodd™, a leader in contracted reimbursement and operational efficiency for all types of medical care providers has jettisoned all outsourced revenue recovery services to its new sister company.
By: AskMariaTodd™
June 20, 2012 - PRLog -- AskMariaTodd™,  a leading national healthcare industry consultancy, specializing in contracted reimbursement  and operational efficiency for all types of medical care providers has jettisoned all outsourced revenue recovery services to its new sister company, MHI Revenue Cycle.

AskMariaTodd™, established in 1987, has been in the trenches negotiating and analyzing health care reimbursement contracts for hospitals, ASCs, physicians, pharmaceutical, medical device, and all ancillary services (ambulance, orthotics, prosthetics, LTAC, rehab, radiology, lab, anesthesia, etc.).

Over the past 25 years, we've brought our experience and expertise to bear on behalf of our clients to analyze, negotiate, and handle tough problem reimbursements and recovery. Through use of several proprietary modeling and decision support tools, we've assisted IPAs, PHOs, ACOs, and other integrated health systems with strategic planning, inception phase and implementation support, physician integration and alignment, shadow negotiations and troubleshooting reimbursement related problems for all types of healthcare providers.

In January, we jettisoned all physician alignment and integration business to  AxiomHealthGroup  ( , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercury Healthcare International, Inc., that focuses on inception, implementation, infrastructure development, and outsourced day-to-day management of ACOs, IPAs, PHOs and other business models.

In late May of this year, we decided to launch  MHI Revenue Cycle  ( , another wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercury Healthcare International, Inc.  The business model for MHI Revenue Cycle is 100% contingency-based and will handle only approved and accepted projects involving:

•   Zero-balance Audits (inappropriate write-offs where more money is due than originally paid and adjusted)
•   Incorrect Coordination of Benefits (COB)
•   Inappropriate Silent PPO Discount Assignments
•   External Appeal / Review Cases
•   Outsourced Recovery for Complex Third-party Claims: (ERISA, Non-par, Non-covered, Probate, Workers' Comp, Personal Injury, International insurance, Travel Insurance)

AskMariaTodd™ will continue its 25-year history with traditional hourly and project-based consulting services focused on:

•   Managed Care Contract Analysis and Negotiation
•   Training and Development of Healthcare Value-based Purchasing Programs (P4P/VBP)
•   Physician, ASC and Hospital Contract Rate Modeling
•   Physician, ASC and Hospital Bundled Price Development
•   Activity-based Cost Analyses for Clinical Services
•   Activity-based Cost Analyses for Admin Burdens such as refunds, late pay, variances, refiling, appeals, etc.)
•   Development of In- and Out-of-network Participation Strategies for Commercial Contracts
•   Reimbursement Benchmarking Services by Procedure Code
•   Custom Payer Report Card Development
•   Chargemaster Modeling to Avoidance of Lessor of Billed Charges or Payer Allowable Language
•   Claims Payment Comparisons to Contract Allowable to Verify Payment Accuracy
•   Development of Third-party Contracted Payor Market Strategies
•   Process Improvement for Quality Outcomes and Operations
•   Quality and Safety Accreditation Preparation
•   Revenue Cycle and Documentation Process Improvement
•   Physician Employment Contract Negotiations Assistance and Support  (non-recruiting)
•   Medical Practice Valuation
•   Physician Practice Development, Marketing, Promotion
•   Concierge Membership Practice Development, Marketing, Promotion
•   Specialty Service Line Development

About the Firm
Maria K Todd, MHA PhD is the founder of AskMariaTodd™. She is a recognized authority on managed care contracting and reimbursement analysis, having authored The Managed Care Contracting Handbook, now in second edition, Physician Employment Contract Handbook, also in second edition, IPA, PHO, MSO Development Strategies, now being revised and retitled as Physician Integration and Alignment: IPAs, PHOs, MSOs, ACOs, and Beyond, due out from CRC Productivity Press later this year.  For the past 20 years, she has conducted more than 2600 hands-on, lecture and breakout sessions and webinars on managed care contract analysis and negotiation classes through the HFMA, Cross Country University, MGMA, Business Network, McGraw Hill Healthcare Education Group, The Managed Care Institute, and the Healthcare Business Institute.

The team at AskMariaTodd™ draws upon the experience and expertise of more than 30 national experts with advanced degrees and certifications, including former revenue cycle and patient accounts managers, medical staff services experts, health law paralegals, RHIAs, certified coding and billing experts, health law attorneys, pharmacists, and clinical review experts to assist clients to increase revenues and decrease revenue cycle overhead and cost to collect. Most have both payer and provider or payer and clinical background to create an effective reticular web of expertise for clients.  All of them are accomplished speakers and authors, with more than 30 commercially-published trade books and over 10,000 seminars and presentations for prominent industry conferences between them.

AskMariaTodd™ offers clients one-stop shopping and a proven track record to meet any healthcare providers' needs for:
•   Billing and Collections
•   Business Expansion
•   Contract Negotiations
•   Marketing
•   Marketing Collateral and Web Site Development
•   On-site Training
•   Reimbursement Analysis

Clients are invited to use our free client contract repository, database and reminder service so that they never lose a contract page or miss an important negotiation window.
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