As part of physician integration strategy, one of the largest hospitals in Hawaii extends partnership with medical billing and EMR specialist to implement electronic health records software and billing services combination package.
Jefferson City, MO - August 10, 2011 – GroupOne Health Source, a medical consulting and billing firm, and Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) agreed to renew and extend GroupOne’s OneRate platform of medical services for its growing group of affiliated health providers. Located in Wailuku, the hospital originally opened in 1884 and is currently the largest facility run by the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation and the only acute care hospital on Maui.
The OneRate package includes revenue cycle management services designed for physician offices and the use of the eClinicalWorks® (eCW) electronic health records system for one price based on a percentage of collections. This one-stop solution of high quality medical products and services has been utilized by practices of all sizes and specialties throughout the nation. MMMC has been a OneRate user since 2009 and uses the platform of services to assist the integration of physician practices into their controlled hospital network of over 200 providers.
“Physician integration continues to be important to Maui Memorial’s goal of providing top-rated, patient-centered care,” said Ms. Nola Allen, practice management director at MMMC. “GroupOne’s combination of skills provides an effective solution for managing the practice’s revenue cycle, with the added benefit of transition services to a quality EMR. The partnership with GroupOne addresses some of the traditional challenges of integrating physician practices with a health system in a cost effective manner.”
“We at GroupOne are thrilled that Maui Memorial has decided to extend the partnership with GroupOne,” said Dianne Swanson, President of GroupOne Health Source. “Our OneRate platform of services is the perfect solution for hospital networks seeking to improve the profitability of medical practices. Plus, the eClinicalWorks EHR system will allow MMMC practices to effectively and efficiently meet high quality of care goals set by the system.”
GroupOne Health Source is a "Gold Certified" distribution, installation, training and implementation partner of the CCHIT and stimulus certified eClinicalWorks system. eClinicalWorks has maintained current CCHIT certification of its Ambulatory EMRs since 2006 and has been certified for meaningful use by an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) GroupOne also provides, specifically designed, expert medical billing assistance to users of the eClinicalWorks electronic health records system. As an everyday user of the eClinicalWorks system, GroupOne has a unique advantage when implementing the award winning system in a variety of practice settings. It’s an important advantage to have eCW and electronic health records (EHR) billing experts assisting with a transition to an EHR. As such, it’s not unusual for new GroupOne clients to recognize an increase in collections.
About GroupOne Health Source, Inc.
Founded in 1991, GroupOne Health Source is a full-service medical billing, medical transcription, technology and consulting firm. GroupOne’s “Best in Class” services have been recognized by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) in the association’s list of top medical business service organizations. GroupOne has extensive experience in all aspects of healthcare practice management, and maintains a diverse client base located throughout the U.S.
About Maui Memorial Medical Center
With 231 beds, Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) is one of the largest acute care facilities in Hawaii. Since 1884, Maui Memorial Medical Center has a long and proud history of serving the Maui Community. MMMC employs nearly 1200 employees and boasts over 200 attending physicians. MMMC received the Get With The GuidelinesSM – Heart Failure Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in 2009.
eClinicalWorks® is a privately held leader in the ambulatory clinical systems market. The company’s unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) solutions are proven for every market segment: large practice groups, including Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as well as medium, small and solo practices regardless of specialty. The company enjoys high profitability with a five-year compounded growth rate of more than 100 percent year-to-year. With an established customer base of more than 150,000 providers and 250,000 healthcare professionals across all 50 states, eClinicalWorks has been awarded multiple top industry honors including being named to the Inc. 5000 in 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Pleasanton, Calif. and Alpharetta, Ga.