Red Bank Radiology outsources revenue cycle duties to HAP

Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health IT contract wins and go-lives.

  • Red Bank Radiology, an independent imaging center in Little Silver, N.J., has outsourced all core revenue cycle and practice management functions, as well as carrier credentialing, to Healthcare Administrative Partners (HAP). In addition to billing services, the vendor will deliver a platform to help Red Bank successfully participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, known as MIPS. “We were impressed with the level of service provided by HAP under one of our practice affiliations, Coastal Imaging,” says Nicholas Perosi, MD, president of Red Bank Radiology.
  • Meadowbrook Health and Rehab, a 144-bed skilled nursing facility which is a Mission Health managed care community in Tucker, Ga., has gone live on telemedicine services using the technology of TripleCare. Meadowbrook is the second Mission Health entity to use the vendor’s outsourced physician services when the facility’s physicians are not on site during overnight hours, weekends and holidays. “As the first facility in this community to introduce telemedicine, we are ensuring our residents have 24x7 access to care,” says Fred Youngman, administrator at Meadowbrook. This will allow them to be treated right where they live and avoid being transferred to the hospital.”
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  • Pacific Dental Services in Irvine, Calif., providing business and administrative services for dental practices, will go live on the Epic electronic health record system to more easily exchange patient data to improve care. Dentists and specialists will be able to better coordinate care with other clinicians serving the same patients, closing care gaps and reducing duplication. Patients and their caregivers will have access to Epic’s MyChart patient portal, giving access to patient information, community with providers, schedule appointments and pay bills.
  • Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., is using the Vocera Rounds software of Vocera Communications to improve physician communication and patient experiences by collecting data about hospitalists’ behaviors during patient interactions, then providing real-time feedback to the clinicians. “The Vocera Rounds solution is helping our residents and attending physicians have meaningful conversations with patients and their families, which helps improve engagement, education and understanding,” says Amit Dhamoon, MD, an internist at the hospital.
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