BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessEHS, a company specializing in physician practice management and electronic health record (EHR / EMR) solutions, announces the availability of a new tool that assists clients with identifying underpaid Medicare claims.
In early 2010, incorrect fee schedules were released for use by Medicare fiscal intermediaries resulting in underpayments for many claims processed between January 1 and May 31, 2010. Although the fee schedules were retroactively updated, thousands, perhaps millions of procedures were underpaid. The individual claim underpayments weren't large, but the numbers became astounding when errors were multiplied by hundreds or thousands of claims.
"For even a single practice, the numbers are considerable," said Tina Graham, COO for SuccessEHS. "One of our clients was potentially underpaid more than $150,000."
Graham continued, "Identifying and resubmitting underpaid claims could become a nightmare for practices. Without automation to estimate the total underpayment and identify affected claims, creating the details needed for the payer would be very time consuming or the issue may have been ignored. SuccessEHS is educating its customers on this issue so they can proactively collect the underpayments."
The Medicare Revision tool estimates total underpayment for the clinic and identifies underpaid claims for re-submission to Medicare for the recovery of underpayments.
Since the alternative to this method is manual and very time consuming for the practices, the availability of the Medicare Revision tool is critical to quick resolution of this issue for physician practices and community health centers (CHCs).
To learn more about the Medicare Revision tool or about becoming a SuccessEHS client, please call 888-879-7302 or visit SuccessEHS.com.
Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, SuccessEHS is a nationally recognized vendor providing a single solution Practice Management and Electronic Health Record. The company's experienced management team has an average tenure of more than 12 years. SuccessEHS has built its reputation on developing personal relationships with customers, leveraging the collective knowledge and expertise of its 200+ team members to ensure its customers' success.
Founded in 1995, SuccessEHS quickly established itself as a leader in the emerging practice management applications market by delivering an innovative blend of clinical, operational and financial software paired with a suite of specialized integrated success services. SuccessEHS, entirely in-house developed and supported, has achieved multiple certifications from CCHIT, earning a 5-star usability rating.