Medford, Oregon-based Oregon Advanced Imaging has chosen McKesson Business Performance Services (McKesson) for help in improving charge capture, accelerating accounts receivable and reducing bad debt.
McKesson will provide the group with a full range of revenue cycle management services, including:
- Healthcare regulatory compliance and medical coding
- Physician enrollment and credentialing
- Claims and denial management
- Clinical documentation assistance
- Business intelligence reporting
- Managed care contract review
Oregon Advanced Imaging is a stand-alone diagnostic imaging center serving southern Oregon and conducts about 20,000 procedures annually. Burt Loessberg, administrator for Oregon Advanced Imaging, said the practice’s 24 physicians also staff a local, hospital-based radiology group served by McKesson. After monitoring revenue cycle performance at both organizations, he said, a decision was made to bring McKesson onboard at the imaging center.
“Through the hospital practice, we have had an excellent, long-standing relationship with the operations personnel at McKesson’s Radiology Center of Excellence in Fresno,” Loessberg said. “As a result, we felt extremely comfortable shifting the imaging center’s revenue cycle management to them. We look forward to continuing to work with our friends at McKesson as we grow our business.”
In addition to McKesson’s assistance in the areas of coding, compliance and collections, Loessberg said he expects the company’s business intelligence reporting will also prove highly beneficial for the organization. The ability to measure and compare a wide variety of detailed financial and operational metrics should boost efficiencies and performance, he said.
Pat Leonard, president of McKesson Business Performance Services, said practices like Oregon Advanced Imaging can benefit greatly from dedicated, outsourced revenue cycle management.
“The ever-increasing complexity of healthcare’s payment and compliance landscape means practices have far less margin for error when it comes to managing their organizations,” he said. “By partnering with McKesson, radiology groups can benefit from the experience we’ve gained through serving physician groups nationwide, and most importantly, they’ll be able to turn their full attention to the provision of quality care. We look forward to working with Oregon Advance Imaging as they continue to evolve in today’s challenging healthcare environment.”
About Oregon Advanced Imaging
Medford-based Oregon Advanced Imaging offers a full range of diagnostic imaging services for patients, physicians and healthcare providers throughout southern Oregon. The 22-physician practice operates three locations and conducts about 20,000 procedures annually. For more information, visit: www.oaimaging.com.
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.