The Iowa Medical Society (IMS), West Des Moines, Iowa, and athenahealth, inc., Watertown, Mass, have teamed to offer athenahealth's clinical and revenue cycle management services to Iowa physicians at preferred pricing.
In addition to helping individual practices, athenahealth stated it will share state-specific claim data with IMS that will help the medical society to substantiate and resolve problems with payers on behalf of its members.
Among athenahealth's features are:
Â· Proprietary payer knowledge, including a real-time database of payer rules and regulations.
Â· The ability to prevent denials by writing rules specifically designed for each practice.
Â· The ability to identify noncompliant payer behavior, including violation of prompt payment statutes.
Â· The ability to compare financial performance of individual areas within a practice and to benchmark performance against other practices.
Â· athenaclinicals — an electronic medical record service.
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