September is Sepsis Awareness Month
Sepsis is the #1 cause of death in U.S. hospitals, and insurance companies #1 payment denial. Why do we let the payers decide if you have a life-threatening infection?
In recognition of Sepsis Awareness Month, PayerWatch and AHDAM join together to present three Sepsis Denial/Appeal workshops:
- Sepsis 2 vs. Sepsis 3 and How To Write a Successful Sepsis Appeal
- Staying the Course in Sepsis Documentation and Avoiding Sepsis Diagnosis Challenges
- Sepsis Current State – How to Appeal When the Payer Gets it Wrong
PayerWatch is the nation’s leading clinical revenue cycle and process improvement solution.
Is your hospital or health system equipped with the strongest tools and denial expert partners to effectively defend yourselves from payer denials and audits? PayerWatch is proven in over 500 healthcare systems.
Revenue Protection Engine
Denials | Audits | Appeals
Dramatically increase your revenue protection and plug the payer leaks with our Veracity enterprise platform. Guaranteed.
- Denial prevention now
- Rapidly identify and fix broken processes
- Recover more revenue faster with fewer steps
- Clinical Validation Challenges
- Medical Necessity Denials
- Clinical/Legal Unit Approach
- Supporting 200+ Hospitals
PayerWatch Appeal Support Services
Supplement your internal resources with PayerWatch’s AppealMasters team of revenue recovery experts and complex payer appeal services. We’ll continuously train, educate and transfer knowledge as we help you win more appeals faster. Because performance improvement matters.
Advocacy, Training and Support
The Association of Healthcare Denial and Appeal Management (AHDAM) provides ongoing training and resources for all health care providers nationwide. Extensive denial and appeal management resources, training and education led by an expert team of denial and appeal management physicians, nurses, coders and attorneys.
PayerWatch is a fierce advocate for healthcare providers.
We empower you with the most efficient and effective tools to manage abusive payer practices, payer denials, payer audits and a winning appeal process.
Whether you’re leveraging the technological advancements of our Veracity revenue protection engine or supporting your internal teams with our expert AppealMasters support, PayerWatch is your trusted partner for revenue protection and defense. Over six hundred hospital clients feel the same.
Preventing Denials to Increase Revenue
Veracity will not only help you get paid sooner and more often, but our solutions also drastically reduce the hard and soft costs associated with the administrative burden of audits and denials.
Enterprise Revenue Risk Management
Payer denials and audit takebacks are the unspoken black plague in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management. Clinical denials, external audits, and the resulting lost revenue have been a blight on providers for too many years. PayerWatch’s Veracity platform presents a centralized platform for revenue risks across the enterprise – hospital, clinic, and ancillary denial and audit challenges that centralizes your responses, tracking, and healing your revenue at risk.
Finally – a flexible workflow engine for quickly fixing broken processes
Despite the attention and efforts that providers have dedicated towards denial prevention and audit management, improvements in re-capturing or retaining this crucial revenue remain difficult to achieve. PayerWatch’s Veracity platform identifies and fixes broken or inefficient revenue cycle processes quickly and effectively across all involved departments. Get it done today, not three months from today.
AppealMasters – Your lean and mean denial fighting machine
AppealMasters is the dedicated PayerWatch team of specialized clinical-legal appeal experts who serve providers by responding to all government and commercial payer denials and audits. Our professionals offer as-needed services and support from initial denial to ALJ hearings and External Review. Training, education, and process improvement recommendations are all included in our appeal support partnership.
Preventing Denials. Winning Appeals.
With AppealMasters, your organization benefits from winning appeal letters that include evidence-based medicine, NCD/LCD guidelines and state-specific legal arguments to support the appeal and reference specific findings in the medical record. Over 300 hospitals trust our expertise to appeal payer denials and audits through a comprehensive set of tools and services. Detailed reporting, corrective action recommendations, and collaborative insights are all part of being a dedicated team player with your staff.
Webinar: Best Practices in the Appeals Process
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
2 PM Eastern Time
Successfully overturning denials goes beyond writing a great appeal. Appeal specialists must employ best practices at every level of both the internal and external appeals process starting with peer-to-peer. Many AHDAM members are asking how best to manage various levels of appeal from a process as well as an appeal argument standpoint. In this session, we will present best practices for government and commercial payers’ appeal processes.
CEU’s for AHDAM Members Only
Kendall Smith, MD
Chief Physician Advisor, PayerWatch/AppealMasters
Dr. Kendall Smith is a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) and currently acts as Chief Physician Advisor for AppealMasters, a leading appeal educator and appeal services firm for hospitals and health systems. He’s been deeply involved in denial and appeals management throughout his hospitalist career, working collaboratively with UR/Case Management departments as well as Managed Care and Hospital C-Suite executives.
Denise Wilson, MS, RN, RRT
Senior Vice President, PayerWatch/AppealMasters, President, AHDAM
Denise has over thirty years of experience in healthcare, including clinical management, education, compliance, and appeal writing.
CEU’s for AHDAM Members Only
PayerWatch Denial | Audit | Appeal Experts are Passionate About Making the Payers Pay
Our industry‐leading customer service is available to help and support everything you need to succeed in this incredibly challenging payer-provider environment. The PayerWatch staff are experts in medical necessity, clinical validation/CDI, coding, contracts, and legal protections who deeply understand the issues at hand and can help solve your denial, audit, and payer challenges. You get a serious, educated collaborative, and expert partner. Our Veracity and AppealMaster teams build close working relationships with your staff, who share in the service mission to improve processes and payment outcomes together.