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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY . . .

“Foremost with DRS, it’s about the people. Steve Renard is the genuine item. He knows the business and is tenacious about solving problems. He’s had years of experience with imaging, physical therapy and is a general contractor—wow! Likewise, the people he’s selected for his team are similarly competent, experienced, trustworthy and hard-working. Their follow-through on issues is unwavering. DRS takes responsibility for coordinating and integrating outside vendors and suppliers to ensure implementation of operational success. They have a global view of the operation and you’ll never hear them say ‘that isn’t my area or my problem.’ From telephones to flouro unit repair to personnel management to contracting to negotiating prices of expensive equipment to finding a plumber—they will take care of it. I trust DRS. They’ve been with our business for more than five years. I’d place my reputation on recommending them.”  – Dr. James L. Amster, Medical Director, Liberty Pacific Medical Imaging  

 




MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Diagnostic Radiology | Radiation Oncology | Ambulatory Surgery

Full Service & Turn-Key Business Management
As a full-service or turn-key business manager, Diagnostic Radiology & Oncology Services (DRS) can assist with the development and implementation of initiatives that address revenue opportunities, cost management, workflow processes, technology appropriation and clinical and service excellence. These services include support in areas of:

Business & Strategic Planning

Daily Operations

Marketing

Payer Contracting & Credentialing

RIS, PACS & Billing Systems

Accounting

IT Infrastructure

Compliance

Human Resources


Business Planning and Daily Operations
DRS will help position your business with the same best practices, enhanced economies of scale and improved profitability witnessed by some of the industry’s leaders. We’ll explore options aimed at maximizing employee productivity. Each member of our management team possesses dedicated years of experience in the following areas:

  • Site supervision
  • Patient scheduling, registration, management
  • Insurance verification and authorization
  • Staffing
  • Workflow
  • Personnel policies
  • Front-end systems data gathering & entry
  • Physician interfacing
  • Technical operations oversight
  • Supply purchasing
  • Overhead management
  • Reports generation, distribution, analysis
  • Facility maintenance
  • Administrative oversight of bookkeeping, medical records, ledgers, etc.

Innovative, center-specific marketing
DRS will help to develop marketing strategies that enhance revenue growth by obtaining market share and scale pertaining to patients, referral sources and payers.  Marketing support is offered in the following areas:

  • Center launch strategies
  • Branding and positioning
  • Direct relationship marketing
  • Communication strategies
  • Customer profiling
  • Competitive profiling
  • Educational presentations
  • Promotional campaigns
  • Collateral development
  • Advertising and publicity
  • Compliance
  • Territory management
  • Trend reports and analyses
  • Market research

Payer Contracting
Rate negotiations, contract administration and integration of these into your billing system are essential for successful reimbursement processing. DRS helps to obtain national, regional, and local payer coverage, incorporating the most appropriate insurance plans for your market.  These span all payer types, including HMO, PPO, EPO, POS, government agencies, workers’ compensation networks, IPAs and medical groups. You will obtain access to critical patient populations, and receive ongoing collaboration with claims management and billing services.

Credentialing
DROS will organize your physician and facility documents into formats pre-approved by the NCQA (National Commission on Quality Assurance). DRS can also provide the required documentation to payers. State-of-the-art credentialing software is used to manage renewals for licenses, certifications and attestations and to ensure timely submission for re-credentialing. 

Accounting
DRS is available to analyze and help you to select accounting systems and practices, such as:

  • Selection and implementation of accounting systems
  • Set up of the center’s chart of accounts
  • Set up of the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers as needed
  • Accounts payable services available
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Training of bookkeeping personnel

RIS, PACS, and Billing Systems
DRS is acutely aware that the selection and operation of RIS, PACS and appropriate billing systems have a significant impact on your practice. From the point of referral through the patient visit, diagnosis, reporting and reimbursement, DRS can assist in finding the solution that will maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your workflow. To help select and implement systems that meet your needs, DRS will provide:

  • RIS/PAC assessments
  • RFP development
  • Vendor demonstration, selection, and negotiation
  • Review of purchase and support agreements
  • Management of deployment and implementation

IT Infrastructure
DRS will support your intent to deliver high quality health care by ensuring that IT infrastructures address the needs of the business and meet HIPAA legislation requirements. The health of your business is based upon a disaster recovery plan on which can rely.  At DRS, we will help you establish an IT infrastructure that protects your data and allows for efficient functionality.  DRS will assist you in identifying appropriate:

  • Asset acquisition
  • Email and messaging systems
  • File-sharing and collaboration tools
  • Backup and security systems

Compliance
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has stated, “Federal health care enforcers expect all healthcare providers to implement effective compliance programs and to include those programs specific to policies, procedures, and other mechanisms to prevent and detect illegal activity.”  DRS combines its regard for integrity and ethics with legal and industry requirements in providing compliance consultancy and programs in these areas: 

  • Patient privacy and security regulations
  • Medicare practice and billing
  • Insurance laws
  • Radiation safety
  • Blood-borne pathogens
  • OSHA
  • California state law
  • Business conduct and practices
  • Employment ethics and practices
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Product quality, legal and regulatory compliance
  • Marketing practices, antitrust, anti-kickback, & unfair competition
  • Coding, billing, and documentation
  • Confidentiality
  • Professional courtesies
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Contact with the media
  • Protection of assets
Human Resources
The real assets of any business go home each night, as people are essential to success.  Human resource services offered by DRS include:
  • Recruiting physician partners
  • Developing professional service agreements
  • Supervising non-professional technical staff
  • Recruiting and training non-professional staff
  • Obtaining/maintaining facility licenses, certifications, and liability insurance
  • Preparing and providing employee benefits, payroll, and insurance
  • Assistance in developing employee handbooks

 



DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY SERVICES LLC
(formerly known as Diagnostic Radiology Services LLC)
Leading the industry in radiology consulting, radiology management, radiation oncology consulting, radiation oncology management, and ambulatory surgery consulting in hospital and outpatient settings.

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