Group expects to improve performance and streamline operations with McKesson practice management
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Radiology practices face more financial challenges than ever before – from decreasing reimbursements to a growing focus on recovery audits targeting reimbursement errors, fraud, waste and abuse. To enhance financial decision-making and help ensure regulatory compliance, Chicago’s Wellington Radiology Group (WRG) has chosen McKesson’s Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) for radiology billing and practice management services. Key factors in WRG’s decision were McKesson’s ability to provide a dedicated radiology-specific compliance team and its expertise in interventional radiology coding and assistance with managed care contracting.
“McKesson is the ideal partner to help us navigate all of the new regulations and audit initiatives and ensure we understand the full range of state and federal programs,” said Rao Nadimpailli, M.D., chairman, Wellington Radiology Group, a 19-physician independent practice. “With its attention to detail and thorough knowledge of the challenges we face, McKesson is well-positioned to guide us in this increasingly rigorous enforcement environment.”
Other key factors in WRG’s decision included McKesson’s reporting capabilities, its training for physicians and the accuracy of its documentation tools. Strategic decision-making at the practice will be enhanced with a full business intelligence solution that will provide direct access to the group’s financial data. A McKesson RMS client manager will partner with WRG to provide additional reporting and financial analysis.
“Today’s radiology practices require the latest practice management resources to ensure smooth operations and enhance their regulatory compliance efforts,” said Pat Leonard, senior vice president and general manager, McKesson Revenue Management Solutions. “We believe our specialized radiology revenue management team will serve the best interests of Wellington Radiology Group’s staff and clinicians as well as its affiliated hospitals, patients and payers.”
McKesson’s RMS group is the nation’s leading provider of medical billing and revenue cycle management services, supported by a team of more than 4,000 employees dedicated to helping physicians grow revenues, control costs and reduce regulatory risk.
About Wellington Radiology Group
Wellington Radiology Group is an independent physician group that provides diagnostic and interventional radiology services to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Good Shepherd Hospital. These facilities are located in the greater Chicago region and are part of the Advocate Health System.
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and 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. Over the course of its 177-year 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 payers; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payers designed to improve outcomes for patients. McKesson RMS helps 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.
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