Are You Ready for ICD-10? Part I

Are You Ready for ICD-10? Part I AntWorks’ Practice Management System is. Hopefully, by now your office has started thinking about the implementation of the International Classification of Disease codes, revision 10(ICD-10).  As you most likely know the decision was made to move the deadline from October 1st, 2014 to October 1st, 2015.  All indications are that it is really going to happen this time. Has your office started thinking about ICD-10 implementation? This classification of diseases and related health issues is supported and promoted by the World Health Organization(WHO).   Many countries around the world have already started using this latest classification.  In fact, countries like Australia and Sweden have been using this latest revision since the late 1990’s. Now, it is past time for the United States to jump on board.  CMS has determined that all practices and insurances companies start communicating using the ICD-10 format starting on October 1st of 2015.  But, it is never too early to start getting your practice prepared for the change.  Medical software companies, insurance providers and electronic clearinghouses are already in the process of testing and preparing their software and connections for this change. In fact AntWorks Practice Management software has just released the latest version of their software that fully supports upgrading your practice to, and the ongoing usage of the ICD-10 code set.   What does this mean for your Practice? 1. Become familiar with the new ICD-10 code set. The code set allows more than 14,400 different codes and permits the tracking of many new diagnoses. The codes can be expanded to over 16,000 codes by using optional sub-classifications.  The basic...

AntWorks Inc. Partners with PatientPay to Offer Online Bill Pay and Electronic Statements

AntWorks Inc. Partners with PatientPay to Offer Online Bill Pay and Electronic Statements AntWorks is increasing healthcare automation with Online Bill Pay through their Patient Portal. LYNCHBURG, VA — February 13, 2014 — AntWorks, a leading Internet based provider of fully integrated medical practice management solutions, announced today that it has partnered with PatientPay to offer electronic statements and online bill pay through their patient portal. The electronic statement feature eliminates the costly and complicated paper-based billing method used by the overwhelming majority of healthcare providers. It will eliminate the rising expense of postage and the time it takes to collect patient balances. Since PatientPay reduces the time to payment in half, practices utilizing Benchmark Practice Management will realize improved cash flow and reduced accounts receivables. Ernie Chastain, Vice President of AntWorks stated, “Our decision to offer the electronic statement option came after the last increase in postage announcement. Most patients today utilize the internet and a significant percentage of all of our practices patients will use this feature, lowering costs for our providers.  Our job is to offer technology that lowers cost, simplifies workflows, and increases cash flow for our providers. This is another example of Benchmarks focus in these areas.” About PatientPay PatientPay is a patented, web-based service for physician groups and their patients to process and manage bills and balances. It handles the time-intensive, complicated and expensive process in minutes not days, at half the cost and with less risk than paper-based payments or traditional online portals. PatientPay, based in Durham, North Carolina, reaches more than 30,000 healthcare providers through its current network of Practice Management...

American Self Selects Benchmark for Medical Billing and Collection Services

American Self Selects Benchmark for Medical Billing and Collection Services   Orthopaedic Specialists in Richmond, VA solves billing problems with medical billing and collection services.     Lynchburg, Va. – February 3, 2014 – AntWorks, a leading Internet based provider of fully integrated medical practice solutions and services, announced today that American Self, in  Richmond, VA, is implementing Benchmark’s medical billing and collection services to increase their cash flow and collections. Partnering with Benchmark’s medical billing and collection services, allows both organizations to focus and execute what they do best. Dr. Ruth Hillelson and Dr. Terry Whipple will have the advantage of using Benchmark’s certified coders and CPAs, who are experts in handling claims submissions, eligibility verifications, denial management and follow ups. Benchmark’s medical billing service will help eliminate the difficulty of accounts receivable collection and will allow American Self to focus on providing the highest quality of patient care. By outsourcing the billing functions of their practice, the physicians will be leveraging the strengths of both their practice and Benchmark, one of the top medical billing companies. Ernie Chastain, Vice-President at AntWorks stated, “We are excited to have American Self as one of our partners. Their dedication to patient care sets a great example for our staff to offer the same level of service/care to their practice. After an extensive search, American Self chose Benchmark as their technology provider. They recognized Benchmarks ability to expedite patient information and cash flows through use of superior technology and a five star support staff.  We will work very hard to exceed their every expectation.” About American Self At American Self, their...

Eye Physicians-Surgeons Inc., Selects Benchmark’s Practice Management Solution

Eye Physicians-Surgeons Inc., Selects Benchmark’s Practice Management Solution   Ophthalmologists in Martinsville, VA are setting the standard by partnering with top practice management solution company, AntWorks.                                      Lynchburg, Va. – February 3, 2014 – AntWorks, a leading Internet based provider of fully integrated medical practice solutions, announced today that Eye Physicians-Surgeons Inc., of Martinsville, VA have chosen to partner with AntWorks. Dr. Richman and Dr. Grayson will take advantage of Benchmarks ICD-10 compliant medical billing software and 5 Star rated software support to automate the business functions of their business.  Both physicians are heavily focused on superior patient care, but they also recognize that proper accounting and timely cash flows are essential elements of operating a medical practice efficiently. Benchmark medical billing software and Benchmarks Claims Clearinghouse reduce A/R days, substantiates past claims, provides patients with detailed account statements and properly document the level of care provided to the insurance companies. Through increased financial visibility, operational efficiency and statistical management reporting, Eye Physicians-Surgeons Inc. will be able to easily manage the financial aspects of the practice and improve their bottom line. “Eye Physicians-Surgeons Inc. and AntWorks Inc. both believe in excellence of care. Our joint partnership allows Eye Physicians-Surgeons Inc. the ability to maximize their staff resources by utilizing our award winning cloud technology and support staff. Our 5 star support rating speaks for itself. We look forward to a long term partnership and we will work hard to make their experience better every day earning our five stars again.” stated Ernie Chastain,...

Dawn’s Medical Billing Selects Benchmark for Practice Management Solution

Dawn’s Medical Billing Selects Benchmark for Practice Management Solution Billing specialists in King William, VA are meeting ICD-10 requirements with Practice Management Solution. LYNCHBURG, VA — February 3, 2014 — AntWorks, a leading Internet based provider of fully integrated medical billing solutions, announced today Dawn’s Medical Billing will implement Benchmark’s practice management solution to meet the upcoming ICD-10 requirements for their clients. Their medical billing services will increase efficiency, and meet government requirements with virtually no change to their current workflow. Benchmark’s medical billing software and Benchmark’s claims clearinghouse will give Dawn’s Medical Billing service the ability to utilize the new ICD-10 codes without disrupting the cash flows of their clients. By accessing the available Benchmark reports, the staff at Dawn’s Medical Billing will be able to help their clients understand their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement, increase productivity within their individual medical practices, Beth Koss, President of AntWorks stated, “It’s an exciting time for Dawn’s Medical Billing and AntWorks Inc.!  Dawn’s Medical Billing service will leverage our extensive resources and our highly trained staff to streamline (not change) their existing daily workflows. We are extremely honored that they chose to enter into a partnership with Benchmark.” About AntWorks Inc. AntWorks Inc. offers a suite of server or cloud-based software and medical billing/collection services backed by a 35 year history of 5 Star Service. Their software functions on laptops, iPads and iPhones. Benchmark’s suite of products include; Patient Portal, Scheduling, Clinical EHR, Practice Management, Billing, Instant Messaging, e-Fax, Order Tracking, Rx Scripting, and Billing and Collection Services at a very affordable price. Benchmark’s products are CCHIT approved and are...