Our highly experienced team of Health Information Management professionals works in partnership with every type of facility, from hospitals to rural health clinics to medical practices to help enhance the bottom line.
We review your current HIM processes, pinpoint the support required for performance improvement, and provide proven best practices to organize and manage health information functions to meet today’s unique health care challenges. For over 30 years, our consultants have assisted health care organizations with planning and problem-solving to chart a clear and effective direction for the full range of an organization’s HIM needs.
HIM Management: We provide highly skilled interim and long-term HIM management staffing to lead daily operations in instances such as a sudden management change, a department re-organization, an extended leave, or during a search for a permanent candidate.
HIM Operations: Our experts successfully improve operations in the HIM setting. We provide interim coding, off-site coding, operational assessments, and education to your coders and providers for accuracy. We also provide HIPAA compliance, Title 22 and TJC assessment and education.
Revenue Cycle Management: We improve your revenue cycle efficiency. Our services include billing and patient accounting, workflow analysis, CDM review and updates, receivables management, billing systems review and planning.
Coding Review and Auditing Services for Reimbursement and Compliance: We provide hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies with an external review of the quality of diagnostic and procedural codes submitted for reimbursement and compliance with regulatory requirements. We provide hospitals with a customized approach to RAC assessments and appeals. We also assist in evaluating manual and automated systems to ensure that they effectively support accurate and timely documentation, coding and DRG/APR-DRG/HCC/APC assignment.
Patient Problem List: Our team is available to conduct a patient centric assessment of the information contained in the organization’s Patient Problem List. Our assessment includes a review of the accuracy and relevancy of the diagnosis and codes found in the patient problem list at the patient and encounter level. We also review the policies in place for the entry and maintenance of the patient problem list.
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Gwynn SmithGwynn Smith is a partner in the firm’s health care consulting practice. She leverages more than 10 years of expertise in health care consulting to provide top-notch services to health care entities. Gwynn has a proven track record of bringing significant organizational change while maintaining a strong focus on business decisions. Clients appreciate the value she brings to their business operations in helping them stay agile and competitive.
HFS Consultants joins Wipfli
HFS Consultants, out of Oakland, CA, has joined Wipfli’s team of professionals. As part of this merger, more than 70 HFS professionals have joined Wipfli's Health Care Practice. The combination with HFS Consultants presents Wipfli with opportunities to expand our physical presence in the western U.S. and to provide an even greater breadth and depth of services and resources to our clients in the ever-changing health care industry.