Industry Demanding Change and Efficiency
The medical claims payment environment and its reimbursement models are undergoing dramatic changes due to government regulations, rising healthcare costs, complex social and economic issues and the dynamics within the delivery system. The majority of software now in use cannot meet the need for responsible and timely reimbursement processes acceptable to
payors, providers and patients alike. Most of this software is comprised of multiple layers of custom and packaged programs that create complex integration and data management issues. IT departments struggle as they attempt to eliminate fragmentation and keep pace with technology that continues to move at breakneck speed. Development of smart software processes that can accommodate both commercial plan models and government assisted models such as Medicare and Medicaid are well beyond the reach of most organizations, including many major managed care organizations within the industry. Many legacy systems now in use are over 25 years old, lack HIPAA compliance, EDI and E-commerce capability and can no longer adapt to the complex shared risk models now being formed among payors and providers. Health care business processes demand higher levels of integration to satisfy this complex decision-based information-dependent environment causing severe hardships for those organizations that fail to adapt.
Responding to each clients needs, personally and professionally, as if they were our own. We strive to distinguish ourselves in five key areas:
We seek to establish lasting relationships with our clients based on the value delivered through our products and services. We commit, in advance, to a mutually-determined course of action, confident that the end result will be more, not less, than we promised.
Delivering end-to-end solutions that address a payors mission critical needs including claims entry and adjudication, coding compliance, group administration, billing and enrollments, HMO/PPO management, EDI, utilization management, HIPAA transaction compliance and provider contract management. The architecture puts complex functional processes easily together with knowledge-based processes and databases. Our solutions elevate our clients processes to new levels of sophistication that can spot physician overcharges and poor practice patterns. Our clients can now design, build and administer their health
plans with processes that respond to the health care challenge all
while containing costs.
We provide stand-alone, Internet, and Application Service Provider (ASP) deployments
of our advanced software solutions. Distributing technology and shared
professional services through virtual private networks, leading to lower
cost of information technology and improved performance of health plans.
W.O. Comstock & Associates fully connects providers, payors,
employers and employees with an integrated processing infrastructure over
the Internet. With extensive experience in developing integrated systems,
our solutions give our clients easy access to integrated, valuable information and enterprise-wide functionality. Tailored to our clients requirements and providing real connectivity and integration to transform their legacy systems to operate in the new health care economy.
The company aligns itself with the overall trends of the industry, clearly realizing that it must take careful yet proactive steps toward developing new solutions that meet industry needs ahead of the needs of its clients.
- SOFTWARE PRODUCTS
Expert systems supporting all forms of integrated
managed-care delivery systems.
- Intelligent Claims Administration and Processing Systems (ICAPS)
Advanced Value Scale (AVS)
APPLICATION SERVICE PROVIDER
Efficient deployment of technology coupled with expert
professional services through the Internet and virtual private
- THIRD PARTY ADMIN SERVICES
administrative services for processing self-funded and
partially self-funded benefit programs which support
medical, dental, disability, prescription drug and dental.
- FLEX ADMIN SERVICES
plans and payors
to integrate flexible spending arrangements and Section 125 Plans
within a central claims administration framework. Accommodates both
manual entry and fully automated claims processing and payment
through a variety of work flow options.
- MEDICARE & MEDICAID EXPERTISE
Experts in coding
reimbursement and physician bill editing to conform to all
current statutes and regulations from CMS and the National
Correct Coding Initiative.
A complete suite of
management information technology services.
- Complete Information System
- TPA Audit
- HIPAA exposure and assessment
- Work Flow Analysis
- System Analysis
- Self-administration Transition Planning
Integrated imaging software allowing CAPS claim system to
view scanned documents with the call of a function.
Provides quick and efficient retrieval of client and
company documentation as well as providing a secure
- CLAIM REVIEW AND
We deploy expert systems for evaluating
physician bills and reimbursement processes that conform
to accepted national standards.
Complete conversion planning
- On-site Training
- Conversion Planning
- Data Conversion Services
- COST CONTAINMENT
Balanced cost containment solutions for
health plans, employees, and providers.
- RISK EVALUATIONS
Develop fully-funded and partially-funded benefit
designs, which allow for full integration of managed care
cost containment programs.
- FEE SCHEDULE
Complete fee schedule analysis and
development for use in managed care arrangements.
Conversion from UCR to
RBRVS reimbursement processes for use in evaluating
contract arrangements and for developing physician
We can serve as the technology manager for provider
groups to accommodate claims re-pricing and network
- BENEFIT PLAN
Review and analysis of current benefit
plan designs and development of more cost-effective