Monitoring Payor Contracts – Problems 101

How can we make your troubles go away? Three common problems show up in managing & monitoring payor contracts at most health care facilities. In this blog, let me walk you through how to spot problems and find possible solutions. Remember that line from the country song in the 90’s? Or maybe it just resonated with you because yep, you got trouble. Everybody does. Long ago I learned that my clients come to me because they have a problem. If they could fix it themselves, they would....
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Meet the Mentors – Focus on Adam Bloom

In Part 3 of Meet the Mentors, Adam Bloom shares how he combines a logical approach in his discoveries to help organizations set up their contracts and change their bottom line. Meet the Mentor series is designed to introduce you to the Payor Contract Management team at BRC. Will you bring Adam his next puzzle to solve? Read as Adam shares his story and style. Q.  How did you get started in Healthcare/Contract Coding/Report Writing?  Well…..I spent most of my child hood in the ER…does...
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Meet the Mentors – Focus on Lori Mills

In Part 2 of Meet the Mentors, Lori Mills brings a positive energy rarely found in IT analytics. Perhaps it’s her southern charm, nursing foundation, or just plain who she is. Enjoy reading and getting to know Lori as she reflects on her professional role in healthcare software support. Meet the Mentor series is designed to introduce you to the Payor Contract Management team at BRC. Q. How did you get started in Healthcare? Originally, I started working at Brazos Valley Medical Center in Brya...
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Meet the Mentors – Focus on Jodi Bloom

Part 1 in a series designed to introduce you to the Payor Contract Management team available at BRC. Jodi Bloom, Principal of Bloom Road Consulting Group LLC shares her journey from nursing to developing her company. See how she faces her current challenges. How did you get started in Healthcare? I began as a nurse, mostly in OB. After 12 years of clinical nursing I was ready for a new challenge, so I leaped to the basement – to work in IT. In those days there wasn’t enough clinical IT ...
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Meet the Mentors

At Bloom Road Consulting LLC (BRC), we have experts to help you learn the ropes with Epic and PIC contracts - and with taming the data that comes along with it. Our mentors can walk you through every step. Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to each individual and their areas of expertise to help you know them better. If you need help with: Mining data -- finding a patient, finding underpayments, looking for trends. Talk to Jodi or Lori. Interpreting paper agreements into software ...
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Need a Mentor?

From time to time we all need someone who - well, knows more than we do about something.  It happens to the best of us. The reason I don’t build houses is that I can’t pound a nail straight. And let’s not even talk about electricity or plumbing! At Bloom Road Consulting, we have experts to help you learn the ropes with Epic and PIC contracts - and with taming the data that comes along with it. We’ll walk you through every step. Do you need help with: Mining data -- finding a patient, find...
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Top Three Questions to Ask Yourself about Payor Contract Management

  Do you need to organize your payor contracts? Are they in a filing cabinet? Are they scanned? Are the fee schedules retrievable for each contract? At Bloom Road Consulting, we have people who excel at bringing structure and organization to Managed Care Contracts in preparation for negotiation or software implementation. Do you have the Rate Matrices in order?  Or do you need someone to interpret your contacts and turn them into the rules required for software to calculate expected r...
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BRC Team Members Earn Epic Professional Reimbursement Contracts Badge

  BRC would like to congratulate analysts Lori Mills and Wendy Bloom on continuing their education and earning their Epic Professional Reimbursement Contracts Badge. Badges reflect the analysts’ proficiency in a content area where Epic certification is not offered. We are proud of our team members as they continue to sharpen their skills in the area of Contract Management systems to better serve our clients. BRC (Bloom Road Consulting Group) is a Payor Contract Management Systems spec...
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BRC Achieves 100% Epic Expected Reimbursement Contract Certifications

BRC is proud to announce that Wendy Bloom is the latest Contracts Analyst to become certified in 2018 Resolute Hospital Billing Expected Reimbursement Contracts.  Wendy joins her team members Adam, Lori, Jodi and Andrea in this rather rare Epic certification. Wendy graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in computer science.  Prior to joining BRC, she was a Software Development engineer for both Amazon & Microsoft as well as a smaller consulting firm. Her time in academia as a math...
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Ten Easy Questions To Tell If You need a Payor Contract Management System

Do you ever wonder if you really need Payor Contract Management Software at your healthcare organization? Could your organization use an extra million dollars? Payor Contract Management Systems today do far more than calculate reimbursement. They can give you a 10:1 ROI. If the system costs $100,000 you could expect to recover approximately million dollars. I put together a list of the top 10 questions you should ask yourself when looking for a system.  How well do you think you are doing ...
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