Chicago - May 31, 2012 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently reviewed National Healthcare Review, Inc. (NHR) using the Peer Review Process. After undergoing the rigorous review, NHR has been awarded the Peer Reviewed by HFMA® designation.

The recently reviewed services include:

  • Charge Capture Reviews-credentialed staff review charges and documentation insuring maximum reimbursement while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements. Action plans allow for aggressive pro-active solutions and extensive staff education.
  • Coding Services-onsite coding support, remote coding assistance, auditing and review services, and education and training.
  • Managed Care Reviews-comprehensive review of contracts and payments, identifying modeling issues, inaccurate payment, and opportunities for maximizing reimbursement.
  • Insurance Defense Audits-assist hospital in formulating responses to payor audits with responsibility for scheduling to finalization of the audit with the payor. Conduct comprehensive audit for documentation, capturing unbilled items, and recovering lost revenue.

"NHR Is proud to be a member of the group of healthcare leaders who have passed the rigorous standards of the HFMA Peer Review," says George Kasparek, President and CEO of NHR. "A Peer Reviewed designation is a testimony to our company's ongoing commitment to excellence and the exceptional quality of services we have provided our clients for over thirty years."

HFMA's Peer Review process is designed to provide healthcare financial managers with an objective third party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare workplace. The rigorous, eleven-step process includes a panel review made up of current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and industry experts. Peer Review status of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.

"HFMA's Peer Review process provides our membership with the assurance that those who have earned the designation have met a rigorous screening process," says HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. "The Peer Reviewed designation helps members and others identify and evaluate products and services that their organization may need. It can also create brand awareness and recognition in the healthcare finance marketplace for Peer Reviewed products and services."

About HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 39,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues.  

Contact HFMA

Jay Keltner
Director of Marketing
(708) 492-3329  

About National Healthcare Review, Inc.

Established in 1977, NHR has been providing professional clinical-financial auditing, coding, and support services to the healthcare industry for over 30 years. During this time, NHR has provided services for more than 2,000 hospitals throughout the United States. NHR employs over 200 healthcare professionals whose expertise includes patient accounting, nursing, and health information management. NHR is presently serving a client base of over 125 acute care hospitals located in 26 states of the country. NHR's clinical-financial auditing, coding, and support programs include Charge Capture Reviews (Concurrent &Retro Charge Audits), Insurance Defense Audits, Coding Services, and Managed Care Reviews.

Contact National Healthcare Review, Inc.

George Kasparek, President/CEO
National Healthcare Review, Inc.
(800) 704-NHRI (6474)