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ACS IntelliWorksAs healthcare organizations face declining payments and increasing costs,  it is imperative to enhance the profitability of ancillary services, while constantly improving care delivery and clinical outcomes. Ancillary Care Strategies understands these challenges and provides proven operational, financial and technology solutions specifically designed to help providers navigate ever-changing healthcare delivery challenges.  From feasibility studies to start-up to day-to-day management and program revitalization, Ancillary Care Strategies works with you at every stage to help ensure the most successful program possible. 

Co-Management Consulting an​d Support

Day-to-Day management and program revitalization.  As an extension of your leadership team, our success and reputation is based upon the results and success of our clients. We provide turn key solutions to rapidly improve existing services.  We offer multiple co-managemMezona063_200dpi.jpgent models to meet your needs.  The scope and expertise includes all aspects of managing a successful service line.

      • Feasibility/Pro Formas for additional services, programs, sites, or budgeting
      • Current State Assessment 
      • Staffing Mix Evaluation and Monitoring
      • Recruiting and Credentialing
      • Access and use of acs-IntelliWorks national database and benchmarking solution.
      • Equipment/Space Needs and Design including satellite location feasibility and selection
      • Compensation Assessment and Implementation, including market-based pay, bonus, and benefits
      • Billing and Coding
      • EMR Template Builds and Revisions
      • Documentation Reviews
      • Regulatory Compliance
      • Patient Satisfaction Survey Process
      • Clinical Outcomes

Financial, Operational, and Compliance Assessment 

Financial Assessment involves the compilation and analysis of data from practice management reports to assess the feasibililty and size the opportunity to improve your program, service line, or organization.  Our standard performance indicators are used to objectively evaluate your overall program as well as individual providers to determine whether your group is maximizing ancillary income and, if not, where to focus improvement efforts.  Your written report will include a comparison of your program to other comparable programs. 

Operational Assessment includes on-site visit to evaluate your organization's performance, regulatory compliance, health outcomes, and patient satisfaction.  Your written report will include opportunities for performance improvement, cultural improvement, and will include recommendations for staffing levels, mix, clinical outcomes, patient satisfactions, and referring physician satisfaction.

Compliance Assessment includes chart reviews and guidance regarding provider's documentation to help insure compliance and appropriate demonstration of medical necessity.  

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Our IntelliWorks data and analytics system delivers at-a glance business and financial metrics as well as performance-over-time trending.   Making data-based decisions becomes a snap by quickly analyzing available data and making thoughtful changes where needed.  Additionally,organizations can benchmark their performance against other similar organizations - identifying gaps and implementing changes to improve performance. 

Professional Recruiting

Having successfully recruited hundreds of providers in the toughest markets, we know that finding and hiring the best candidates is the most critical step to ensuring the best care for your patients.   Our success, dedication, and commitment is to match exceptional healthcare providers to your open positions. Our recruiters take pride in rapid turnaround times from decision-to-hire to onboarding. We help you determine appropriate staffing levels, skill mix, and position requirements.  We advertise, recruit, interview, conduct background checks and screenings, and hire candidates for clinical and non-clinical positions.   We can advise on appropriate staff market-specific competitive compensation levels, productivity incentives and benefits as well as in the design and implementation of a productivity-based bonus program. Our services include design and implementation of professional/career development programs for long-term retention.

Credentialing

We provide credentialing services for Therapists and other skilled providers.  Let us take care of the paperwork and ensure your providers can appropriately treat and bill.

Lean and Six Sigma Services

We have seasoned and experienced expertise in the Toyota Production System Methodology (Lean) as well as Six Sigma practices.  Our Ancillary Care Strategies Operating System (ACSOS) is our tried and true business system that we share with and teach to the leaders and members of your organization.  By developing a culture of data-based decision-makers and problem solvers, our objective is to develop the human capital in your organization needed to drive growth while eliminating waste and improving your value proposition.

      • On-site workshops and activities to learn the tools, and develop the team.
      • Formal training in the latest in improvement methodology.
      • Certification programs tailored to your organizational needs

Service Line Feasibility, New Program Start-up or Service Line Excellence Implementation

To increase/diversify revenue sources, including new service lines or expanded services within a service line, requires thoughtful analysis and implementation. To position you for success, we partner with you to create a cost-benefit analyses (CBA), and to evaluate your market, resource requirements, and current competitive landscape.  We bring a methodical approach to support all aspects of planning and implementation, bringing "best-in-class" methods and practices, including space, location, layout design, equipment needs, and staffing what choices are best for your patient needs.  Your firm will have the opportunity to participate in Ancillary Care Strategies volume discount plans with equipment and supply vendors to reduce your costs.

Education/Training Programs, Courses, and Certifications

Ancillary Care Strategies conducts training in the areas of productivity, growth, work process, charge capture/coding, denial management, medical recordkeeping, documentation, benchmarking, lean and process improvement, leadership skills, personality profiles/communication skills, and project management. 

We develop and conduct Webinars, formal workshops, formal/informal on-site training.  Many of our offerings include "Continuing Education" certified courses.