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Recent News

New HCIM Customer Portal and Ticketing System

In order to provide our clients with the best possible customer service, HCIM has launched a new ticketing system on the TeamSupport platform. The new HCIM Customer Portal allows clients to submit tickets via a web form, track updates, access support documentation, and search the knowledgebase. When clients submit a ticket via the Customer Portal, they will also have the option to record their screen and attach the screencast to Read More…

OrangeMZI Announces HCIM as 2014 UCON Platinum Sponsor

OrangeMZI issued a press release last week about HCIM being the sole 2014 UCON Platinum Sponsor once again this year. HCIM will also be presenting on ICD-10 readiness. Read the press release here >> The 2014 EZ-CAP UCON will be held Sept. 15-17, 2014, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. The cost is $499 to attend and registration closes on Sept. 5. There will also be a Western Read More…

Tips & Tricks: SymKey’s “set it and forget it” functionality

SymKey’s enhanced user interface and innovative features including the Query Builder, Query Sequencer, and Scheduler, have greatly improved our clients’ productivity. HCIM’s clients rave about the “set it and forget it” functionality that allows them to run SymKey® unattended. The Query feature allows the building of any type of SQL-language report directly within SymKey®, for batch processing of any number of claims processing workflow scenarios. The Sequencer determines the order Read More…

4 Reasons Why ICD-10 Won’t Be Delayed Again

Since the last newsletter, the ICD-10 deadline was delayed by Congress to a “no sooner than” Oct. 1, 2015 compliance date. This news was incredibly disappointing to many in this industry, especially those who had already invested a significant amount of resources to comply with the ICD-10 mandate. As this was the fourth delay of the ICD-10 compliance date, some covered entities are a bit leery about whether to proceed Read More…

How to use the ICD-10 deadline delay to your advantage

While we don’t yet know the new compliance deadline for ICD-10, here are some great tips on what to do with your 12+ extra months: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/what-do-about-icd-10-delay

Endorsements

Choice Medical Group

“My favorite feature is how fast SymKey auto-adjudicated thousands of claims/hour according to our specific needs. We saved at least 1-2 FTEs and expect to realize additional cost savings when we’re able to schedule our reports. Virtual Auto-Post™ saved lots of time by not having to review every single CCI edit pulled by Virtual Examiner/Reporter – SymKey automatically applied the adjustment reason codes and denied claims as instructed.”

Christina Ortiz
Claims Auditor

NAMM-IL

“In the few months since we licensed SymKey, we’ve already seen a 50% decrease in the amount of time supervisors have to prepare for check runs and we’ve achieved a higher level of productiveness and effectiveness in our claims processing. We currently run about 80% of our claims through SymKey. Since SymKey can automate our processes, it will allow us to grow without having to hire and train more staff.”

Mary Kouvelis
Senior Operations Director

Physicians of Southwest Washington

“At our rate of growth, we’ve needed to hire more claims processors every year and I was actually down a claims processor when we started our trial, but our productivity has improved so much with SymKey that we don’t need to hire any new claims processors at this point. Because SymKey can handle all the claims we throw at it, we can grow our business with a reduction in hiring.”

Tamra Ruymann
Claims Manager

Physicians Medical Group of SCC

“The primary advantage we’ve found with SymKey® has been the ability to have scripts written to auto-adjudicate the most common edits or adjustments. We have a variety of contract designs specific to certain providers/specialties with unique reimbursement methodologies. One example that we are especially proud of is our shared endoscopic base procedure adjustment script that automates the correct calculation of a complex contract scenario that cannot be configured in EZ-CAP®.”

Faye Merryman
Claims Supervisor

Desert Oasis Healthcare

“SymKey’s abilities contribute to the success of the department. SymKey makes life easier by adding memos and notes, applying adjustment codes, correcting information that was in-loaded incorrectly, adding authorizations and case numbers, adding and/or removing copays, copying claims for adjustments, etc. We LOVE our Symkey and the people behind the product. The customer service is outstanding – they are responsive, helpful, accommodating, friendly, generous with their time and knowledge, and innovative.”

Clare Abadie
Claims Director

Physicians of Southwest Washington

“SymKey’s price tag was unbelievable! I didn’t think a small company like ours would be able to afford it, but the cost was so reasonable and the ROI was just amazing. I’m seeing a 3x return on my investment!”

Tamra Ruymann
Claims Manager

Desert Oasis Healthcare

“SymKey is my very best friend. Without SymKey, it would be more difficult to maintain an eight day inventory with current staff.”

Brooke Yates
Claims Data Specialist II

NAMM-IL

“We were presented with a monumental task. Our Fee Schedules were updated and we had to reprocess over 300,000 claims. It would take thousands of staff-hours just to enter all these claims, not to mention auditing for accuracy of copay, eligibility, coding, etc. SymKey recreated the 300,000 claims so that our focus was on auditing the repricing payments. Thank you SymKey for all the hours you saved us.”

Karen Cherone
Claims Supervisor

WINhealth Partners

“We have been using SymKey® Virtual Auto-Post™ with xpress™ since December of 2013. After we got everything set up, it became one of the easiest things I do every day. It is a simple matter of reviewing errors on claims and letting SymKey® post the modifier or denial. It also does all necessary documentation. What a time saver.”

Sharon Goodman
Manager of Claims

Choice Medical Group

“Our claims department has been very impressed with the SymKey product. It has tremendously helped them keep up with the volume of claims we receive even when we have had staff turnover.”

Justin Ashe
Director Of Information Technology

Managed Care Systems

“We have seen considerable improvement in productivity in the QNXT system with the use of SymKey. For the first time, authorization requests that we have identified as “auto auth” are actually going in clerk-free. Since the middle of July we have lost two FTEs and have two additional employees on leave and have so far been able to absorb the workload.”

Janice Jones
UM Director

Network Medical Management

“I run 80% of my claims through SymKey and the new Batch Manager is heaven sent. I just schedule all my reports and SymKey does its thing, so I don’t even have to look at it.”

Kathleen Leaño
Director of Operations

Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC)

“SymKey Virtual Auto-Post freed up examiners from having to manually enter adjustment codes by having VAP do the work. VAP is fast and accurate. Efficiency is the name of the game. The more innovative we are, the more we realize how SymKey can be utilized. We have a new saying around DOHC, ‘How did we ever live without SymKey Virtual Auto-Post?”

Clare Abadie
Claims Director

PrimaryHealth of Josephine County

“Everyone has been wonderful to work with! Not only was our onsite visit great, but continuing support is timely, responses to our questions are well thought out, and it’s clear that HCIM has our best interest in mind!”

Maggie Rollins
Director of Operations

Managed Care Systems

“I’m watching a SymKey scenario right now. It just keyed 62 claims at 1,151 claims/hour. I tease my analysts and say, “Let’s see you key that fast.” On average, my claims analysts process 200 claims/day. They’d be superhuman if they could key half as fast as SymKey! My analysts love using SymKey because it boosts production, reduces errors, and saves them from having to do a lot of tedious manual work.”

Tammy Anderson
Claims Manager

Bakersfield Family Medical Center

“I am really enjoying SymKey® 3.0. The processing time has gotten faster and my work day has gotten shorter – all of which are a good thing!”

Sharlene Ramey
EDI Analyst, MIS

Choice Medical Group

“All I have is SymKey and one auditor. It’s been an easy weekly check run for me.”

Myrna Javier
Claims Manager

Physicians Medical Group of SCC

“We have been able to move many of our homegrown solutions into the SymKey product, which ensures that the rules are applied accurately and consistently. We will soon be expanding the use of SymKey into more auto-adjudication areas, and we are confident that it will continue to improve our productivity.”

Cindy Martin
COO

Choice Medical Group

“SymKey’s an asset to our team and is really an ideal employee because it’s incredibly efficient, always does what it’s told, never calls in sick, and won’t ever quit on us. SymKey has allowed us to automate a high volume of claims so our processors can focus on higher priorities and more complex tasks.”

Blair Bryson
IPA Administrator

NAMM-IL

“SymKey was very instrumental with the volume we encountered. Being able to change statuses was one of the key steps for our review process. This work around enabled us to block our claim categories and review without interfering in our regular claim process. SymKey has been a tremendous help! SymKey made the impossible possible!”

Marina Nuñez
Claims Supervisor

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