Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
We guide you through the regulatory mazes
Implementation of compliance laws and regulations has brought about new enforcement initiatives, model compliance plans, and corporate integrity agreements. As government investigators and prosecutors look for new targets, your daily practices are increasingly under scrutiny.
Our team Associates are surveyors, Certified OASIS Instructors, and Certified Home Health Coders who review patients’ clinical records to identify issues related to Standards of Care practices, Conditions of Participation, and performance standards of various accrediting bodies (i.e. JCAHO, CHAP, etc.).
We work with our clients to assess compliance risks, create detailed action plans, and train your staff on proper implementation.
We monitor corporate compliance plans, improve internal controls, and develop processes and procedures to reduce exposure.
As a value added service, we have partnered with nationally recognized and prestigious law firms across the country to provide our clients with legal counsel when necessary.
Are you experiencing organizational challenges?
To lead and succeed, internal workflow must reflect and support your corporate goals and resources and maximize return on investment.
We collaborate, create, and implement customized solutions to meet defined service level agreements with external and internal customers.
We identify and solve organizational obstacles that are contributing to, or causing, inefficiencies and non-compliance issues.
We collect and analyze data against benchmarks to provide you with alternatives that include redesigning your processes to increase your cost effectiveness while enabling you to enrich your organizational viability.
Improving your internal operations and re-engineering for efficiency can:
- Reduce operating costs
- Increase profitability
- Enhance customer and patient satisfaction
- Increase staff productivity and reduce turnover
- Achieve greater level of compliance
- Avoid redundancy and overlapping tasks
- Evaluate your contracts and reimbursement for ROI
- Guide you with startup operations and new market penetration
Are you leading your market with tenacity? Do you have a plan for success?
To succeed and gain maximum market share, a leader has to have the courage and the vision to explore new opportunities. We help you outpace your competitors, develop a market niche, and respond to the needs of your clients.
- Perform an in-depth market analysis to create a winning strategy
- Review and compare your internal data to our market research in order to analyze your position in the marketplace
- Improve your referral-to-admission conversion ratio and eliminate barriers
- Provide recommendations for new opportunities to expand your current services into existing or new markets
- Educate your staff on the sales, marketing skills, and other tools necessary to meet and exceed your objectives
We create, implement, and monitor a marketing plan to position your company as a market leader.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Growth is key to maintaining leadership and increasing profitability
Mergers and acquisitions are meant to create more valuable companies. Regional and national companies have turned to us to provide the most accurate research, valuation data, due diligence, strategic value added analysis, and critical integration.
We go beyond financial and operational issues to perform all necessary clinical and regulatory due diligence to ensure that you are not at risk for regulatory liabilities.
We analyze alternative acquisitions and identify the best match for your company. Our ability to maximize synergies can assure a smooth and successful merger and integration.
Once the merger or the acquisition is complete, we begin integration to achieve economies of scale. We make recommendations regarding information technology, new procedures, staffing models, expense allocations, and market share penetration.
See what our clients say
Our Agency was first introduced to Acucare at an annual Health Care conference in Orlando last summer. Our management had already discussed finding another coding company due to cost and work quality with the company we were using at the time. The Assistant Administrator Jeremy and I were impressed with our interaction with the Acucare representatives and followed up after the conference. Through multiple phone calls and e-mail correspondence we transitioned to them fairly smoothly and with very few problems. Their follow up was amazing, they walked us through every step of the way, and had infinite patience with even the smallest detail.
Our Agency has been extremely satisfied with Acucare and their response to our needs, they call back promptly and have delivered everything as promised. This decision has resulted in considerable savings to our Agency, and I am very glad we made this change. Going with Acucare has proven to be the best coding decision we have made. I feel it was an excellent choice, and I would highly recommend them.
“This team has billed 2,700+ claims in a 60 day (holiday) period with some claims as old as 1 year. All of this happened in the midst of a major billing system conversion. This is almost an unimaginable accomplishment and impressive to say the least.”
“Acucare has been a lifesaver for me. I have owned and operated a Home Health Care Agency since 1991 and added Medicare Certification in 2009. I decided to outsource my agency’s Medicare billing so I could concentrate on building the agency Medicare contacts. Upon doing my due diligence I contacted 4 billing companies and was most impressed with Acucare due to their response time, friendly attitude, and terms of agreement. If I ever have a question that one of the Acucare representatives cannot answer the CEO will personally return my call with the answer. Acucare’s employees are all extremely knowledgeable, helpful and have been patient with my learning curve on the new Medicare rules and regulations.
I would highly recommend Acucare to any Home Health Care Agency. Outsourcing billing allows an agency to remain compliant, concentrate on growth, and receive higher return of payment due to expert billing.”
“It is with highest regard that I recommend Acucare Health Strategies. My small company was struggling to survive when I was referred to Acucare for consult. The advice they gave was pertinent and extremely helpful. With their guidance we were able to trim costs and increase revenues while maintaining the top-notch patient care we desired. We also employed their billing services which enabled us to plan for growth without the extra expense of adding billing staff and overhead. The service they provide is most excellent. I found them to be completely trustworthy and customer friendly. In my estimation they went above and beyond what was required of our working-relationship to see that our company succeeded. It is without reservation that I provide this testimonial for them and highly recommend them to others.”
“We had a conflict between our clinicians describing how sick our patients were and yet our case mix weight was very low. To begin to see where the issue lies, we utilized Acucare to verify our coding staff was coding properly, which was helpful for our auditors to see as well. Another benefit of this relationship is to provide a backup to our staff in the event that one of our coders needs to be off. I would highly recommend Acucare as their professionalism and turnaround time are exceptional!”
“Under Acucare’s leadership, we have observed significant and steady progress toward meeting our services and financial goals.”
“We appreciate the detailed documentation related questions posed by Acucare. This enabled our clinicians to use it as a learning tool and they see the appropriateness of the questions being asked. The operations staff is a gem, constantly evolving processes and easing the administrative burden on our end.”
“I want to extend a warm thank you to Acucare and the entire team. They have been of immense help and are very accommodating. Thanks so much!”
“I cannot say enough good things about Acucare. They do our billing and also worked on revenue recovery for us. They do a wonderful job and are very easy to deal with. I would highly recommend them.”