Pathology Medical Laboratories Selects Per-Se Technologies for Total Practice Management.Business Editors
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2004
Per-Se Technologies (Nasdaq: PSTI PSTI PS Technologies, Inc.
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Under the agreement, Per-Se's Physician Services division will provide a wide range of Connective Healthcare services to streamline PML's reimbursement Reimbursement
Payment made to someone for out-of-pocket expenses has incurred. process and enhance its revenue cycle. These services include the management of outstanding 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 and a dedicated, on-site account manager to manage PML's entire practice. Per-Se will also use its expertise in pathology reimbursement to assist PML with anatomic anatomic /ana·tom·ic/ (an?ah-tom´ik) anatomical.
Related to the physical structure of an organ or organism. and clinical pathology clinical pathology
1. The practice of pathology as it pertains to the care of patients.
2. The subspecialty in pathology concerned with the theoretical and technical aspects of laboratory technology that pertain to the billing, credentialing, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191) Also known as the "Kennedy-Kassebaum Act," this U.S. law protects employees' health insurance coverage when they change or lose their jobs (Title I) and provides standards for patient health, compliance and managed care contract negotiation. Per-Se will initiate billing for the professional component of clinical pathology to help ensure that PML's physicians are compensated for their laboratory expertise. Professional component of clinical pathology is a service for which PML had not previously recognized revenue.
"I chose Per-Se because of its reputation and experience in clinical pathology billing," said Susan Rendon, MD, president of PML. "We have a big practice and work very hard to provide our patients with quality lab services. Billing, credentialing and contracting are not our areas of expertise. The paperwork involved is a tremendous hassle, and we've had difficulties with collections. We know that Per-Se has been instrumental in helping other pathology groups increase their revenue, especially through the practice of professional component billing. We are confident that Per-Se will help us get proper compensation for the services we provide in the lab."
The professional component of clinical pathology includes such services as selecting test methods; assuring that tests and procedures are properly performed, recorded and reported; overseeing quality control methods; recommending follow-up diagnostic tests; and supervising laboratory technical personnel. Professional component billing involves charging the patient or the patient's insurer for each clinical procedure performed in the laboratory on the patient's behalf.
"Clinical pathology billing is a complicated area requiring specialized knowledge and careful handling of coding, credentialing and compliance details to ensure proper reimbursement," said Frank Murphy For other persons named Frank Murphy, see Frank Murphy (disambiguation).
William Francis (Frank) Murphy (April 13, 1890 - July 19, 1949) was a politician and jurist from Michigan. , president of Per-Se's Physician Services division. "Per-Se has more than two decades of experience in all areas of clinical and anatomic pathology billing backed by robust technology capabilities. We are uniquely positioned to help pathology groups like PML achieve the highest possible revenue."
About Connective Healthcare Solutions for Physicians
The leading provider of business management outsourcing services, Per-Se's Physician Services division helps physicians achieve their income potential with Connective Healthcare solutions. Per-Se's unique team of operations managers See datacenter manager. , regulatory specialists and certified coders with specialty-specific reimbursement expertise guides physicians through the business complexities of healthcare to increase revenue and decrease costs. Connective Healthcare solutions for physicians use a combination of innovative technology, best practices and business intelligence that streamlines revenue cycle management processes to speed reimbursement.
About Pathology Medical Laboratories
Pathology Medical Laboratories, based in Leesburg, Fla., has provided pathology services in Central Florida
Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. since the early 1970s. Today, Pathology Medical Laboratories is an independent reference laboratory that also provides services to Leesburg Regional Medical Center of Leesburg and The Villages Regional Medical Center of The Villages, Fla. Its physicians handle more than 201,000 procedures annually.
About Per-Se Technologies
Per-Se Technologies (Nasdaq: PSTI) is the leader in Connective Healthcare. Connective Healthcare solutions from Per-Se enable physicians and hospitals to achieve their income potential by creating an environment that streamlines and simplifies the complex administrative burden of providing healthcare. Per-Se's Connective Healthcare solutions reduce administrative expenses, increase revenue and accelerate the movement of funds to benefit providers, payers and patients. More information is available at www.per-se.com.
Pathology Medical Laboratories has contracted with Per-Se's Physician Services division.
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