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Annual Assistance Program - Regulatory and Compliance Answers When You Need Them

 

Organizations are doing more with less — less staff, fewer dollars for conferences, and smaller budgets for reference resources and publications.

 

But, you still need answers to important questions that arise suddenly. You still need to fight “fires” such as an unexpected missed EMR deadline or unforeseen consequences to process changes that impact billing and collections. When questions warrant informed, authoritative answers and when issues impact operations, compliance, and/or revenue cycle; you may need help fast:

  • You could do it yourself, but just don’t have the time
  • Your staff are also already more than fully engaged
  • It may not be an issue for your legal team
  • The required skill sets are not available
  • You really need an unbiased, third party opinion
  • There is a strong need for confidentiality
  • The timeframe is urgent

When you don’t need a “big project” but you do need the right expertise for a few hours, a day or so, you need Kohler HealthCare Consulting’s Annual Assistance Program.

 

Clients in our Annual Assistance Program benefit from fast access to the talent and resources they need. Annual Assistance clients need only maintain the agreement to retain access. Contracts can be either on a pre-paid or pay-as-you-go with a fixed, pre-arranged rate under pre-agreed to terms and conditions.

 

Depending on your needs, we may:

  • Provide regulatory analysis and authoritative resources to support specific compliance and regulatory issues.
  • Provide operational guidance on issues including documentation integrity, all types of coding and billing, internal controls and accountability, revenue cycle, physician compensation, and more.
  • We cover hospital inpatient and outpatient, critical access hospitals, ambulatory diagnostic and surgery services, medical/specialty practices, clinics, rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers, community health centers, rehab facilities, psychiatric services, nursing homes, hospice and other clinical services.
 

KOHLER HealthCare Consulting, Inc. (KHC) is a leader in compliance, revenue cycle, operations, and coding. Our understanding of compliance, revenue cycle and departmental operations is based on both the experience gained by working in the industry as well as continued education and research.

 

Our internal references include the most current version of many resources, including, but not limited to the following:

  • AHA-Coding Clinic
  • AMA-CPT Assistant
  • MAC and CMS Transmittals/ Memorandums/ Manuals
  • NCCI – National Correct Coding Initiative
  • InterQual Admission Criterion
  • 3M Encoder and Other Software Analysis
  • Specialty Organizations and Society Publications
  • The Joint Commission (TJC)- Hospital Standards Manual
  • EMTALA
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Criteria
  • Medicare State Operations Manual- Conditions of Participation (COPs)
  • State Medicaid Manual as appropriate
  • HSCRC (Maryland only)

KHC’s goal is to provide our clients high value, with cutting edge services. Currently we have over 25 employed, experienced consultants. Our consultants have worked in the industry, both in hospitals and physician practices, as well as worked for large consulting firms.
They have industry experience.

 

Contact us to help

put the pieces together

Office: (410) 461 − 5116

 

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