Arrowhead Radiology Medical Group Selects McKesson for Radiology Billing.Physicians look forward to improving revenue management by tapping into specialized service
ATLANTA -- While the chief goal at Arrowhead Radiology Medical Group is always to provide quality clinical care to patients, strong financial and operational performance also are important elements to running a successful practice. To help make its financial and operational goals a reality, the physician group has selected McKesson to manage its revenue cycle operations. McKesson's Revenue Management Solutions group will provide an array of services designed specifically to meet the needs of the Colton, Calif., radiology practice including billing, accounts receivable accounts receivable n. the amounts of money due or owed to a business or professional by customers or clients. Generally, accounts receivable refers to the total amount due and is considered in calculating the value of a business or the business' problems in paying management, reporting and account management services.
"We were concerned as to whether we were realizing our full financial potential as a medical group," said Fred Orr, M.D., Radiology Chairman at Arrowhead. "We work with a difficult payor mix, so we wanted a billing service that would truly help our practice succeed at all levels. With McKesson, we're getting a group of people with a focus just on radiology billing to help us reach our financial goals."
Arrowhead will leverage McKesson's extensive experience to help increase revenue through improved collections, reporting and account management. McKesson's radiology revenue management service is supported by employees focused on the radiology specialty. In addition, the radiology billing service taps the expertise of coders who specialize in interventional radiology interventional radiology Imaging A subspecialty of radiology that provides Diagnostic information–eg, CT-guided 'skinny' needle biopsies and dye injection for analysis of various lumina and tracts–eg, arteriography, cholangiography, antegrade , making it possible for Arrowhead to increase revenues related to interventional procedures such as catheter angiography angiography
X-ray examination of arteries and veins with a contrast medium to differentiate them from surrounding organs. The contrast medium is introduced through a catheter to show the blood vessels and the structures they supply, including and catheter embolization embolization /em·bo·li·za·tion/ (em?bo-li-za´shun)
1. the process or condition of becoming an embolus.
2. therapeutic introduction of a substance into a vessel in order to occlude it. . McKesson will partner with Arrowhead to ensure that billing will be appropriately documented and submitted in a timely manner. "We have been providing patients with top-notch radiology services all along," said Orr. "But as physicians we appreciate our partnership with McKesson to help us document appropriately for reimbursement."
"Physicians are working in an era when they see their financial rewards declining, so they are naturally frustrated with the business aspects of medicine," said Pat Leonard, vice president and general manager, Revenue Management Solutions, McKesson Provider Technologies. "McKesson is able to help them achieve the ideal revenue cycle management processes, resulting in optimal income for doctors. As a result, physicians can put all of their energies into providing the best clinical care possible to patients."
About Arrowhead Radiology Medical Group
Arrowhead Radiology Medical Group, Inc., established in 1976, is a nine-physician radiologist group based at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is a hospital located in Colton, California within Southern California's Inland Empire. The director of the hospital is Dr. Dev Gnanadev. in Colton, CA. In addition to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, they provide full gamut radiologist services to Mountains Community Hospital in Lake Arrowhead Lake Arrowhead may refer to:
Patton State Hospital is located located in San Bernardino county, California. First opened in 1893, it was renamed Patton State Hospital after Harry Patton in 1927.
Patton opened in 1893, as a state run, public sector forensic hospital. in San Bernardino San Bernardino, city, United States
San Bernardino (săn bûr'nədē`nō), city (1990 pop. 164,164), seat of San Bernardino co., S Calif., at the foot of the San Bernardino Mts.; inc. 1854. , as well as Teleradiology CT/MRI services for Riverside Medical Group in Riverside. McKesson PACS (Picture ArChiving System) A storage and management system for high-resolution images. Typically pertaining to the medical field, images such as X-rays, MRIs and CAT scans require a greater amount of storage than other industries. is utilized at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital facilities. Group Members include four Interventional Fellowship Radiologists, two Musculoskeletal musculoskeletal /mus·cu·lo·skel·e·tal/ (-skel´e-t'l) pertaining to or comprising the skeleton and muscles.
Relating to or involving the muscles and the skeleton. Fellowships, one Trauma Fellowship Radiologist, and several Diagnostic Radiologists to provide essentially all diagnostic and interventional modalities for the above facilities in the Inland Empire In·land Empire
A region of the northwest United States between the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains, comprising eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, northern Idaho, and western Montana. Farming, lumbering, and mining are important to the area. area of Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, .
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 18th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and healthcare information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. McKesson is the longest-operating company in healthcare today, marking its 175th anniversary this year. Over the course of its history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; healthcare information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payors; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payors designed to improve outcomes for patients. McKesson is a leader in revenue management solutions, helping physicians optimize reimbursement, minimize risk and increase revenue in order to keep more of what they earn. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com/radiologyservices.