SOURCE: PMG

PMG

September 19, 2013 11:04 ET

PMG Welcomes Revenue Cycle Management & Billing Client: Advantage Health Centers

PAWTUCKET, RI--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - Priority Management Group, Inc. (PMG), a leading supplier of revenue cycle management and consulting services to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), has entered into an agreement to serve Detroit Healthcare for the Homeless, d.b.a., Advantage Health Centers of Detroit, MI.

PMG will provide Advantage Health Centers with:

  • A comprehensive suite of revenue cycle services in areas such as reporting, medical billing, denial management and claims clearinghouse
  • Consulting services, including a full revenue cycle assessment to improve effectiveness and efficiency of front-end billing processes
  • Ongoing in-service and unlimited CHC specific WebEx training sessions to ensure appropriate coding by physicians, revenue maximization, compliance and optimal billing processes

Detroit Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 to improve the health of their most vulnerable population. In 2003, DHCH expanded its mission to include all of those who are uninsured, or who live in areas where there are not enough doctors available. Since then, DHCH has done business as Advantage Health Centers and now operates a network of medical and dental clinics. Through the years the organization has grown in the number of patients served and office locations. In 2012 Advantage Health Centers generate more than 50,000 patient visits.

According to Director of Fiscal Services, Amy Evans: "AHC has historically struggled with getting their revenue cycle running like the well-oiled machine it should be and we're confident that PMG can help get us there. Both AHC and PMG have taken a great deal of effort in the predevelopment stages of this relationship to help ensure it will be beneficial for all parties involved and we feel we have an agreement that will do just that. Given that AHC has relied on their knowledge and expertise in the past through NACHC trainings and webinars, and their overall involvement in the FQHC community, PMG was an obvious choice when we started looking for help. As the first client in Michigan, we are excited about the new partnership and look forward to introducing them to our great state and the community of Detroit."

"PMG is excited to welcome Advantage Health Centers into our growing family of Community Health Centers," said PMG vice president and co-founder Robert Skeffington. "This organization serves a population in need of quality healthcare and at a time it is needed most. PMG looks forward to assisting Advantage Health Centers by alleviating many of the headaches associated with managing the billing and revenue cycle allowing staff to better focus on their core competency of addressing the healthcare needs of the local community. At a time of uncertainty for many FQHCs regarding the impacts of the Affordable Care Act and ICD-10 changes; PMG's focus is to create consistently elevated financial results, faster reimbursement and additional revenue per visit utilizing Advantage Health Centers' existing software/practice management system so that they can expand their mission even further. We anticipate a long, mutually rewarding relationship."

For more information about Advantage Health Centers please visit http://ahcdetroit.org/ or call 313.835.5990

About PMG:
PMG is an industry-leading medical billing company offering services exclusively to FQHCs and look-alike organizations since 2000. PMG speaks the CHC language (e.g. UDS reports, cost-based reimbursement, sliding fee scales) and has dramatically increased revenues, with flat patient growth, at each of its CHC clients. For more information, please visit www.gopmg.com or call Carlo Cioffi (401-616-2041).

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