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  1. Who are W.O.Comstock & Associates?
  2. What do we do?
  3. What is an ASP?
  4. What are the benefits of an ASP Model?
  5. How does ASP link constituents?
  6. How does an ASP work in Healthcare?
  7. Is an ASP a software company or a service organization?
  8. How does an ASP charge for services?
  9. Who are the customers for the ASP in healthcare?
  10. What are the advantages of W.O.Comstock's technology?

Who are W.O. Comstock & Associates?

W.O.Comstock & Associates, LLC. is a healthcare information technology company located in Topeka, KS, with a dedicated team of healthcare professionals that have been helping health plan administrators for almost 15 years. During that time we have implemented claims systems for some more well-known organizations like, IBM, Aetna, Mutual of Omaha, Union Pacific Railroad and the American Medical Association.  We are a product-oriented company with over 25 years vested in our reimbursement technology.  It is this technology that differentiates us from some of the better known companies like McKesson HBOC, IDX, and Cerner. They may be big and they may have a lot of marketing muscle, but their claims system can't come close to ours.

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What do we do?

We have an edge on the future of healthcare reimbursement. Our CAPS and AVS processing technologies are state of the art systems that link providers, payers and consumers using a powerful technology. No other company has the knowledge base or the system to deploy claims processing over the internet as quickly or efficiently.

Our software has not only been recognized by our clients but by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Systems (CMS) as a reimbursement system that can meet the national standards. Let's face it...it's all about technology isn't it?

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What is an ASP?

An Application Service Provider (ASP) deploys software, technology and services from a centrally managed host facility across a wide area network (WAN). The ASP manages and delivers application capabilities to multiple entities and utilizes private and public networks including intranet, frame relay connections, and the internet.

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What are the benefits of an ASP Model?

ASP's help organizations significantly reduce the costs of acquiring, managing and maintaining information technology. The ASP model eliminates the expense associated with purchasing hardware and software and simplifies the task of managing technology. Costs and IT budgets are easily managed since fees are based on usage and costly front-end purchases are eliminated. More importantly, the ASP model can provide a totally integrated solution by serving all constituents in a business to business transaction environment.

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How does ASP link constituents?

When the application is centrally managed, and when it is built upon an integrated platform, the application can open up secured pathways designed to support the specific needs of each trading partner. For instance, within healthcare reimbursement, providers can enter claims directly into our centrally managed reimbursement system and have immediate access to a member's eligibility and the plans payment provisions.  Providers get paid sooner and the payers costs are reduced. Everyone benefits.

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How does the ASP work in healthcare?

W.O.Comstock & Associates has integrated all of the mission-critical healthcare reimbursement processes within one application framework. The system integrates all necessary functions for enrollment, eligibility, authorizations, claims submission, claims adjudication, benefit determination, compliance and payments into one flexible reimbursement process. Through the internet and through secured pathways, providers, payers, employers and employees now have access to the latest advancements in health information technology.

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Is an Application Service Provider a software company or a service organization?

Both... We distribute healthcare technology and shared professional services directly to your computer terminal. Our experience and knowledge provide you with the best outsourcing combination without compromising in-house control. You run the application, we maintain it.

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How does an ASP charge for services?

An ASP can charge for services on either a subscription basis or on a transaction basis. For subscription based arrangements, they can be based on any number of factors including number of physicians or number of members in a health plan. Transaction-based arrangements also vary based on the type and size of the transaction. Fees are typically less than 50% of what it would cost under traditional deployment.

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Who are the customers for the ASP in healthcare?

All health care stakeholders are potential customers or users including:  payors, physicians, employers, brokers, employees and hospitals. Business stakeholders need to handle healthcare transactions more efficiently and consumers are demanding a greater role in their healthcare. W.O.Comstock & Associates provide the necessary integrated processes.

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What are the advantages of W.O.Comstock's technology?

We provide dramatic cost savings coupled with improved health plan performance. Doctors are happy because they get paid on a timely basis.  Payors improve payment efficiencies.  Health plans improve performance and members get access to better health care at lower costs. All healthcare stakeholders benefit.

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