Consulting Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in
process improvement and payment for emergency services. We
have helped numerous hospitals improve their throughput times
and patient satisfaction. Our emergency department
financial assessment insures that hospitals are coding and
billing in a compliant manner while insuring appropriate
charge capture from Ambulatory Payment Classifications ("APC's").
Our firm assists hospitals in emergency department space
design and marketing of emergency services.
We also offer the independent emergency physician group practice
management and managed care contracting support.
Mission Statement - To provide
"state-of-the-art" strategic, operational, financial
and technical support to emergency services providers which
allows our clients to meet the needs of their customers
through the provision of high quality, cost-effective and
There are a number of reasons our firm is unique. First, we
focus our services exclusively toward hospital emergency
departments and emergency physician groups. We don't try to be
a "full service" firm. Secondly, the firm's CEO, Marty Karpiel has spent his entire
career in emergency services as a paramedic, hospital COO and
consultant. Third, all of our other consultants are practicing nurse
managers with hands-on experience in emergency department
management and new service line development.
In 1995 Marty Karpiel wrote Managed Care in Emergency
Medicine, the managed care book for the American College
of Emergency Physicians. He assists emergency physician
groups in their managed care contracting strategies. In 1997 Marty Karpiel was retained to assist with the VHA
Emergency Services: Best Practices in Patient Flow
Management Study, the most extensive ED benchmarking project.
We assist emergency departments in improving
throughput, patient satisfaction and revenue. In a recent process improvement project we reduced overall
throughput time from 197 to 141 minutes and reduced Fast Track
from 121 to 73 minutes. In a recent financial assessment project we increased net
revenue in a 60,000 annual visit emergency department by
improving charge capture without increasing charges.