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Karpiel 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 customer-focused care.

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.