We are in a unique position to have on our staff senior consultants who have served in leadership roles at large and complex Providers. We have staffed interim CFO’s, Nurse Managers, interim HIM Directors, Coders, Managers of Billing and Collections, Director of HIM/Coding, Manager of Revenue Integrity/Denials, and more. These positions are tough for many Providers to fill with FT FTE’s; we can help.

Systems conversions are stressful; commonly it’s appropriate to engage interim staff to protect current operations while the Client team focus’ on the new systems and processes. Atwater has provided this kind of back up many times, successfully.

Our Value:

Atwater Solutions has experience, expertise and a pool of unique, hard-to-find revenue cycle representatives and managerial-level professionals – all thoroughly prepared and job-ready – for a day or a year or longer. In addition to our pool of patient financial services and revenue cycle professionals, we provide interim placement for these hard-to-fill positions:

  • Medicare Billing Specialists
  • Medi-Cal A/R Representatives
  • Critical Access A/R Representatives
  • ICD-10 Coders
  • Business Office Director/Consultant
  • Midnight-shift Patient Access Representatives

Qualified personnel can be deployed to your site within 48 hours. Atwater Solutions is known for its capability of sending 10 or more team members at a time to a given client’s location. Because we only hire seasoned employees, we are able to “hit-the-ground-running” for you.

On Site Staffing

  • Patient access
  • Health Information Management
  • Chargemaster review and maintenance
  • Business Office Assessments
  • Cash Acceleration projects
  • Training for business office personnel
  • Coding and charge capture audits
  • Collections
  • System conversion projects
  • Interim management staffing
  • Business office operations

Special Projects

  • Billing
  • Patient accounts follow-up
  • Denial management
  • Able to work remotely
  • EPIC Certified Professionals

Billing and Collections Interim Staffing

Whether hospitals and healthcare systems need a complete revenue cycle turnaround or simply need to fill an unexpected vacancy, our staff can be onsite within 48 hours to start making a difference right away.

Atwater revenue cycle interim Billing/Collections staff bring years of experience to your Health System or Physician Practice.

Our interim staff generally have more than ten years of experience in healthcare finances. They have the practical, real world knowledge and skills required to quickly understand your unique work flows and tools. Our staff can be on site and productive within days of starting the engagement. In a very brief period of time A/R will start coming down, cash flow will be boosted, and lost revenue will be identified.

Clients return to Atwater time after time because of the breadth and depth of our knowledge and professionalism. Often, healthcare facilities end up keeping our consultants as permanent staff.

Example engagements:

  • A community health organization struggled to return to baseline cash collections following a difficult systems conversion. Atwater interim staff, working both onsite and remotely, was able to identify and correct system set-up issues, cleanup work flow bottlenecks, train staff, and pitch in on collections follow-up. Within 75 days cash was back to baseline, AR was under 50 days, and unbilled was less than 2 days.
  • A large academic medical center asked for help to manage legacy Billing and Collections as the Live date for an enterprise-wide systems migration approached. Atwater provided interim staff including interim Project Management. Beginning 90 days prior to go-Live, lasting until approximately 60 days post-Live, the Atwater staff maintained and, in some cases, reduced AR, improved denials recovery, and prepared the legacy AR for turn-over to a third party for final resolution. The engagement was highly successful and under budget.
  • As part of an acquisition of a large Physician practice an east coast health system asked for help with run-down of the Physician legacy AR. Atwater assembled a team of Revenue Cycle experts to design, implement, and manage an AR rundown strategy. Using a strategic combination of existing staff, qualified outsource firms, and temporary staff the AR was virtually liquidated within 120 days. Costs of collection were well below accepted standards.