Claims submitted without prior authorization (PA) and medical records can result in claim rejections, more back-end AR work and diminished collections. The use of PA is expanding to cover more—yet less costly—tests. Obtaining PA may be the responsibility of the physician or patient, however, the reality is laboratories have an increased burden assuring PA is obtained prior to claim submission. [...]
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Lincoln, Nebraska – October 12, 2018 – TELCOR Inc is honored to sponsor the 2018 Q1 Productions Diagnostic Coverage and Reimbursement conference. This semi-annual conference will delve into crucial issues for 2018 taking into account the evolving payer landscape as well as the integration of PAMA. Going on its 11th year, more than 1,000 industry stakeholders will take part in [...]
One of the biggest lab challenges is managing incomplete and inaccurate billing information. Even if you try to simplify the requisition or lock down electronic order entry, fixing gaps and errors are still part of your everyday process. Manual work processes usually decrease efficiency, increase risk of human error and increase staffing costs. Calling providers for information can be disruptive for your [...]
After a laboratory organization decides on a new Revenue Cycle Management system, strategically planning for implementation and go-live are important to achieve maximum return on investment (ROI) and ensure client satisfaction. Here are five tips culled from hundreds of go-lives where customers experienced improvements in productivity and net collections of up to 30%. 1. Revisit your original ROI plan and [...]
Explore the Possibilities Lincoln, Nebraska — October 17, 2017— A new president and vice president were elected during the ninth-annual TELCOR User Conference meeting September 10-12 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Tanya Anders, Revenue Cycle Management Manager, Dominion Diagnostics, LLC will serve as president; Jeanette Gray, Revenue Cycle Director, ProPath Services, LLP will serve as vice president. Both will perform [...]
Every company says they have great service. What’s that mean to you as a customer? What does it take to say, “That was a great experience”? At TELCOR, we deliver on our promises. Beginning with the sales process, we discover your goals and develop a plan to help you meet them. The implementation process provides a custom and consultative experience [...]
Lincoln, Nebraska – August 21, 2017 – TELCOR Inc is proud to announce the promotion of Danielle Shipley to Vice President, Contracts. Danielle will continue her current responsibilities while helping to shape the overall strategy and growth of TELCOR. Danielle started with TELCOR in 2004. In early 2005, she built the contracts department from the ground up where she has [...]
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Quoted from Albert Einstein but a true rally cry for any health care organization these days. In the lab world specifically, the difficulty: despite the country’s rebound from a recent recession, many Americans struggle to pay their bills and lab-related services are often a lower priority. The difficulty to get patients to pay, [...]
Lincoln, Nebraska – June 12, 2017 – TELCOR Inc, the proven leader of revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions, is honored to exhibit at Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Annual National Institute (HFMA ANI) 2017 annual conference held June 25 to 28, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The HFMA conference focuses on strategies centered in collaboration leading [...]
Changing Perspectives Regulation changes continue to arise - sometimes evoking apprehension from fear of what the impact will be and the uncertainty of how you’ll remain profitable. This forces laboratories to realign their perspectives with new realities on a regular basis. In 2017, PAMA (Protecting Access to Medicare Act) and MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) will both impact [...]