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06/09/2020 in news
ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP Once Again Receives HFMA’ MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle
Tarrytown, NY –June 9, 2020– ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) has been named as a recipient of the 2020 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle, sponsored by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). As a national award winner, ENTA has met industry-standard revenue cycle benchmarks, implemented the patient-centered recommendations and best practices embodied in HFMA’s Healthcare Dollars & Sense® initiatives, and achieved outstanding patient satisfaction.
What stands out about this year’s achievement is that it is the sixth year in a row that the practice has received this prestigious award.
Award recipients are acknowledged as industry leaders and share proven strategies with their colleagues. The award will be formally presented on July 17 during a session of the Virtual Annual Conference.
ENTAs Revenue Cycle solutions focus on the tracking and automation of claims from the initial appointment to the final payment. This focus starts with capturing and verifying patient billing information and identifying the patient’s contractual responsibility at the time of service. ENTA utilizes tools to edit insurance-specific claims prior to billing to increase clean claims rates. Overnight batch processes streamline submission of thousands of clean claims. The practice improves efficiency with denial management to ensure accurate contractual payments faster, which ultimately reduces the number of days receivables are outstanding.
“We are very proud to once again be recognized by the nation’s leading healthcare finance organization,” said Margaret Hargrove, ENTAs Senior Director of Revenue Cycle Management. We’ve significantly improved the financial performance of our practice and this award is a testament to the dedication of our colleagues, providers and our staff.”
“Congratulations to all of our winning organizations, which have not only adopted HFMA’s Best Practices for Patient Financial Communications but also achieved excellence in revenue cycle overall,” said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “These exceptional organizations have superior processes for communicating complex financial issues to patients in understandable ways.”
“We are extremely gratified for having been acknowledged again this year by the HFMA for our revenue cycle performance,” said Arthur Schwacke, CFO of ENTA. “The MAP Award is a constant reminder that we can never rest on our laurels and that the quest for excellence in all phases of our operations will always have our patients’ total satisfaction as the ultimate goal.”
Robert Glazer, CEO of ENTA, noted, “Being honored by the HFMA is truly an honor. Our revenue cycle success is the direct result of the terrific communication that exists among our 44 clinical sites and central billing office. We are all united around the goal of doing everything possible to improve the patient experience and we work hard to support high quality patient care and are extremely proud of this recognition.”
Created by and for healthcare leaders, HFMA’s MAP initiative sets the standard for revenue cycle excellence in the healthcare industry. MAP is a comprehensive strategy that allows organizations to measure revenue cycle performance using the industry-standard MAP Keys; apply evidence-based strategies for improvement; and perform to the highest standards to improve financial results and patient satisfaction. For more information, visit hfma.org/map.
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About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP:
ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) has more than 200 physicians practicing in 44 office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as New York City and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 80,000 patients per month. Each ENTA clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT and Allergy, Voice and Swallowing, Advanced Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT Services. ENTA has clinical alliances with Mount Sinai Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, Northwell Health, and a partnership with the American Cancer Society. To learn more, visit www.entandallergy.com.