Services Details

Development

New Development

  • Application to regulatory agencies (CON, licensing, etc.), CMS certification
  • CMS 855 preparation
  • Site selection and acquisition
  • Facility design (including design of dialysis specific plumbing and electrical systems)
  • Selection of contractor and management of construction project
  • Acquisition of furniture, fixtures, and equipment

Acquisition of Existing Facilities

  • Analysis of existing physical plant for needed renovation, upgrade, or expansion
  • Transition of existing staff to new ownership/management

Clinical Operations

Personnel Management

  • Assessment of appropriate staffing requirements
  • Staff development & comprehensive training

Clinical Management

  • Nurse Administrators and Clinical Nurse Managers oversee the clinical operation and day-to-day dialysis operation
  • Charge Nurses contact Physicians for individual daily patient needs
  • Facilities appropriately staffed with Registerd Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, Dialysis Technicians, Bio-Medical Technicians, Licensed Social Workers, Registered Dieticians, and Clerical Staff
  • Medical Directors provide leadership for clinical management, patient care, and compliance

Patient Care Management

  • Coordination with nephrologists for early patient education on modality selection
  • Types of modalities provided include In-Center Conventional and Short Daily Hemodialysis, along with Conventional Home Hemodialysis, NxStage, and Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Many outcomes are driven by protocols developed in coordination with Nephrologists

Research Coordination

  • Physicians notify Medical Directors and Nurse Administrators of opportunities or requests for clinical research
  • Nurse Administrators coordinate clinical resources to support clinical research and or data collection

Vascular Access Center Management

  • Clinical Manager oversees all clinical staff, protocols, and clinical efficiencies
  • Assist with any research projects

Administrative Services

Business Solutions

  • Complete accounting services--accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory control, general ledger management, and full spectrum financial reporting
  • Supply and equipment contract negotiations
  • Internal control, system design documentation, and internal audits
  • Cost Analysis
  • Budget preparation
  • Compliance monitoring (HIPAA, OSHA, Internal Audit)

Human Resources

  • Employment of all clinic personnel
  • Provision of full benefits package for employees (401K, medical, dental, short & long term disability insurance, voluntary term and whole life insurance, AFLAC, flexible spending accounts for dependent care expense and unreimbursed medical expense, tuition reimbursement)

 Revenue Cycle Management   

  • Complete billing and collection services
  • Billing rate and contract negotiation with commercial and managed care payors
  • Status Reports prepared monthly, quarterly, and periodically upon request
  • Bad debt and denial management
  • Cost Report preparation and submission

Information Technology

  • Design and implement network infrastructure
  • Manage and maintain phone systems at each site
  • Implement HIPAA Security Compliant Software programs and procedures
  • Manage network infrastructure, data collection, file storage, and clinical software
  • Purchase, implement, and maintain all hardware and accessories related to network infrastructure