Optimizing RCM for Growth Today and Tomorrow


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NYC dermatology practice finds everything it needs with eCW Usually, when something seems too good to be true, it turns out not to be true. But for Gil Messer, chief operating officer of The Dermatology Specialists (TDS), the largest such specialty practice in New York City, what seemed too good to be true really was true — and then some. TDS first engaged eClinicalWorks for Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) services in 2007, when they launched their practice with a single office. Seventeen years and 40 additional sites later, Messer said the need for optimizing their RCM services was clear. “About April of last year,” Messer said, “we had hit a breaking point, where we realized it wasn't sustainable and the root cause was ¬— it was designed and built for that single provider office back in 2007.” With 41 offices and 15 different payer websites to navigate, Messer said that he and his colleagues were having to engage in manual intervention on many claims and were running into a large number of submission errors, leading to administrative headaches, delays in getting paid, and a rising number of days for accounts receivable (A/R).