Healthcare Overview

Healthcare solutions for a continually
evolving industry.

We work with some the nation’s largest healthcare providers and health plans, providing expert consulting solutions for Health Information Management (HIM), Health Information Technology (HIT), ICD10/5010, Electronic Medical Records/Electronic Health Records, and Revenue Life Cycle.

Our skilled consultants, project managers, and care specialists have helped payers and providers alike maintain the efficiency of process and quality of staff necessary to offer superior patient care and service while maintaining and growing business.

Trust Sharp Decisions to offer the best in qualified, experienced healthcare personnel for short-term, long-term, and permanent placement – or even full-scale departmental outsourcing.

Healthcare Services

Healthcare Staffing & Consulting Services

Health Information Technology (HIT)

If you are a provider, insurer, or IT organization that provides data support services to the healthcare industry, Sharp Decisions in turn, supports your onshore or offshore operations with technically skilled consultants that have experience working with some of the largest companies in the healthcare industry. These roles include:

Project Managers • Business & Data Analysts • Quality Assurance Testers (QA) • Systems/Network Administrators & Engineers • Database Adminstrators (DBA) • Database & Application Developers • Epic Electronic Medical Record software consultants

Health Homes Program

Sharp Decisions has been working with some of the largest providers and health plans since the initial announcement of the Health Homes program. With our experience, we can help your organization jump-start planning and implementation, and bypass many of the potential hurdles and pitfalls

In 2011, the New York State Department of Health announced a new program focused on Medicaid members that suffered from one or more of seven chronic illnesses or diagnosed behavioral/mental illness issues, including substance abuse. New York State’s Health Homes program is based on a CMS initiative to provide additional care management to this population, with the goal of reducing inpatient/outpatient and emergency room occurrences. For more information about our Health Homes services, download our Health Homes onesheet or call Sharp Decisions at 212.403.7567.

ICD-10 Conversion

Healthcare payers, providers, clearinghouses, and billing services are all required to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for medical diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding. This will affect not only those who submit Medicare claims, but everyone covered by HIPAA. Preparing for this conversion will require extensive planning and implementation of new processes including software installation and updates, staff training, changes to business operations and workflows, internal and external testing, and the reprinting of manuals and other materials.

We can provide the guidance and knowledge necessary to develop an implementation strategy that includes a timeline, organizational impact assessment, and budget, as well as conversion experts that give your staff thorough, personalized training

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) / Electronic Health Records (EHR)

The Federal Electronic Medical Records Mandate goes into effect in 2015, and there is no better time than now to begin crucial preparations for this conversion.

Whether you’re ready to make this transition, or are in need of a thorough assessment and/or implementation plan, Sharp Decisions has the expertise to ensure that your organization adopts EMRs efficiently and on time, avoiding fines due to non-compliance and experiencing their cost and time-saving benefits.

Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIO) & Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Local, regional, and state organizations are moving quickly towards centralized healthcare data systems, and Sharp Decisions is prepared to assist RHIO stakeholders in enabling – and getting the most out of – their Health Information Exchanges. Access to HIEs greatly enhances the access and retrieval of medical data, resulting in more efficient, safer patient care.

We provide a full suite of Regional Health Information Exchange support services that include:

HIE/EHR preparedness/efficiency assessments • Project Management • Strategy & Business Plan Development • Systems Implementation • Software/Technology Product Selection • Financial Planning • Workflow and compliance consulting • Coding, documentation, and reimbursement audits • Practice Management

Revenue Life Cycle Consulting

Is your healthcare organization in need of strategic, operational, or transactional support for accounting and finance? Sharp Decisions offers a full complement of experienced consultants and services, including:

A/P and A/R • Billing • Budgeting • Collections • Chargemaster (CDM) & RAC Audits • Cost and GL Accounting • DRG & APC Reviews • Financial Planning • Mergers & Acquisitions • Payroll • Reporting • Risk Management • Tax Compliance