How to Hire an HIM Consulting Company: What Sets YES Apart

How to Hire an HIM Consulting Company: What Sets YES Apart

Outsourcing medical coding and auditing needs to HIM consulting companies can help hospitals, clinics, physician practices, and other healthcare providers alike. Not only does outsourcing take off the strain on the provider’s staff, but it also costs far less than maintaining an in-house coding team.

With the myths surrounding outsourcing debunked, outsourcing to a qualified U.S.-based HIM consulting company only makes sense financially and logistically. As a trusted HIM consulting partner, YES HIM Consulting has the tools, training, and team to tackle any project. Once you’ve decided that outsourcing is the best means to an end, review the steps below on how to find and hire the right company.

How to Hire an HIM Consulting Company

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  1. Research qualified HIM consulting companies. Often, we see clients disappointed by lack of experience in the coding industry. Search for a company that has been coding and auditing in the industry and coding type for at least 10 years, if not more. You want to ensure the staff is qualified, credentialed, and knowledgeable, and they can handle requests for the size of your organization. By working with YES, we guarantee to deliver the support you need and foster a partnership to improve your organization. Our team of credentialed subject matter experts averages 20-plus years of experience in the industry.
  2. Schedule a consultation meeting. Communication is key to running a successful HIM project, and good communication begins before a contract is even signed. Our initial consultation meetings discuss your needs, your goals, and how we, as a partner, can meet those expectations.
  3. Develop a scope of work. The scope of work is a detailed project outline with specific timelines, terms of the project, and costs. It serves as a project guide until completion but is also amendable if new needs arise.
  4. Sign the necessary agreements. In addition to signing the scope of work contract, most projects need a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Additional agreements may be necessary, depending on the project.
  5. Begin the project. At the start of every project YES manages, there is a kick-off meeting to ensure all consultants are on the same page and aware of the project scope outlined in Step 3. Additionally, we schedule periodic check-ins or touch-base meetings to deliver updates to the client. Depending on the project’s progress, we may also recommend training or mentoring sessions to help reach the client’s objectives.

What Sets YES Apart from Other Coding Consulting Companies

YES offers dedicated, efficient, and highly experienced professionals that provide high-quality coding support tailored to the needs of our clients. Apart from our high-quality work, our focus on building relationships with our clients makes us stand out among other coding consulting companies in our services. We become partners with our clients over time. And because of that mentality, our client retention rate is 100%.

Our detailed audit reports provide specialized statistics at the request of the client. YES auditors expertly pinpoint outliers that may impact coding quality and offer suggestions to improve those areas. We work one-on-one with the coders under secondary review, examining their charts and offering detailed feedback to the coder daily. Our auditors meet weekly with the coder to review all of the charts with them.  

Our expertise doesn’t stop at coding and auditing – it includes education, too. Our education team delivers a top-notch educational experience for all our learners, so they’re always up-to-date with the newest coding changes, references, and new-age procedures. In-house educators are nationally recognized experts in the industry. And our team goes above and beyond to assist each individual through their learning journey.

Our coder mentoring services have been an excellent resource for coders who need additional education. Coders openly communicate with the auditor to ask questions, get clarification, and any references they need. We give the coder as much information as possible on each case reviewed to help them understand the guidelines, official references, or descriptions of the procedures performed.

Still unsure if outsourcing is right for your organization? Then, review our checklist of the main reasons our clients seek our support with their coding, auditing, and other HIM needs. If you want to learn more about our services, contact one of our consultants today for a free 30-minute session.

Mari Cely

Director, Business Strategy & Marketing
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