Ancillary Advantage provides solutions to physicians, hospitals, healthcare clinics and O&P practices for purchasing, inventorying, dispensing and billing orthopaedic bracing, supports and other ancillary products.
We offer our customers a comprehensive range of services which allows them to maximize the profitability of their ancillary revenue programs. Our focus on compliance and accountability lets our customers focus on what they do best – deliver exceptional patient care.
In business since 1999, we have a proven track record of success. Today, with almost 50 practices and 500 physicians using our services, we are one of the largest independent orthopaedic bracing providers in the country.
Michael Berkowitz, Administrator – KSF Orthopaedic Center
We Train the Best For You
A successful bracing program relies on trained, dedicated staff. Ancillary Advantage recruits directly from the National Athletic Trainers Association’s career centers and we hire only the best professionals, many of whom are Certified Athletic Trainers. Once on board, put them through a comprehensive training program of our own, covering such topics as inventory control, payer compliance and clinical documentation. With Ancillary Advantage, your DME staff is 100% effective on day one in your practice.
And we don’t stop at day one. All of our DME Coordinators participate in on-going continuing education programs, including receiving education and training on new products and new protocols. With an Ancillary-trained DME Coordinator on staff, we ensure your program keeps running smoothly and profitably.
Dr. Roderica E. Cottrell, Orthopedic Surgeon – Resurgens Orthopaedics
We Pay Less – So You Pay Less
Ancillary Advantage takes the mystery out of DME pricing, and the headache out of inventory management. Our job is to ensure that your practice has the most cost effective and clinically beneficial products available.
Since we’re not manufacturers, we’re able to supply unbiased product advice. In fact, we work with more manufacturers than any other ancillary products provider. We can even work with your existing manufacturers and sales reps, as well as with your current stock and bill program.
And, we sell our products to you at our acquisition cost. If you are able to get a better price, let us know and we’ll load in your vendor contract.
Finally, we manage the entire process for you – purchasing, inventory, product training and vendor management. So no matter how many different manufacturers you choose to work with, you have one point of contact to manage. And only one invoice to pay.
Jason Scopp, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon – Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates
We Don’t Get Paid If You Don’t Get Paid
For over ten years we have helped our customers get paid. For many, this means net collection rates of 95% or greater.
Whether you need a complete solution including billing and collections, or you need specific help with pre-certifications or denial resolutions, we can help you maximize revenue and accelerate cash flow.
Our revenue management team has over 30 years of combined experience in all aspects of orthopaedic DME billing for all payers and products and they understand the overall financial performance of your bracing program is essential to building a successful program. We provide a monthly analysis of your program including profitability, product and provider utilization.
Because we don’t get paid if you don’t get paid, we focus on collecting every dollar your practice is entitled to.
Lyle E. Board, Director, Ancillary Services – Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Your Success Is Our Success
Our customers average collections almost double what many self-managed practices realize. When you use our services, our mission is to ensure you take advantage of every opportunity to provide orthopaedic bracing services to your patients. And we recognize bracing is not a program that can be offered as one-size-fits-all. We tailor our program to fit exactly what is needed by your practice.
With our experience and established implementation protocols, we can have your practice up and running within 30 days of receiving your Medicare DMEPOS enrollment. After implementation, we monitor practice performance in real time with MyAncillary to ensure you are realizing maximum benefits, maximum profit and continued compliance.
We keep you in the loop, but we take care of the heavy lifting to get your program in place, operational, and profitable.
Jeff Goldberg, COO – Resurgens Orthopaedics
Take Control Of Your Practice
MyAncillary, our DME practice management system, was developed by us specifically to work in an orthopaedic environment managing the full scope of a bracing program. MyAncillary manages organizations for one to over one hundred providers.
Besides product ordering and inventory management, MyAncillary includes an interactive payer module that proactively identifies compliance, pre-certification and do-not-dispense requirements so that you are paid for all products dispensed.
MyAncillary can be integrated with your practice management system or EMR via HL7. This eliminates duplicate data entry and ensures both systems are in sync. We also provide a patient portal and electronic document system to virtually eliminate the need for printed paperwork. These features support the requirements of Medicare’s Meaningful Use guidelines.
Just like with your DME program, one size does not fit all. Ancillary Advantage owns, operates and maintains MyAncillary. This means if you want a modification to the program, we can make it happen quickly and generally at no cost to you. And when you have a question or need assistance, we have a team dedicated to providing this support.