One of the oldest health networks in Kansas City partners with consulting firm and EHR billing specialist for complete revenue cycle management (RCM) services inclusive of award winning electronic health records software.
Jefferson City, MO - May 28, 2014 – GroupOne Health Source, a medical consulting and billing firm, was selected by Providence Medical Center to implement GroupOne’s OneRate platform of medical billing and EHR implementation services for 40 of Providence’s health providers. Established in Kansas City in 1918, the health network is currently operated by Prime Healthcare Services.
The OneRate package includes medical billing services and the use and implementation of a top rated electronic health records system (EHR) for one price based on a percentage of overall 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. Providence will use the OneRate platform of services to facilitate the integration of physician practices into their multi-specialty network of providers across the greater Kansas City area.
“With operating costs rising in medical practices across the nation, we at Providence Medical saw a great opportunity to partner with a proven leader in the medical billing industry in GroupOne,” said Terry Jett, Director of Physician Services at Providence Medical Center. “As a multi-specialty hospital system, we are excited to announce this relationship with GroupOne and believe it will continue to set us apart as a premier health care solution for our patients and physicians.”
Healthcare reforms have affected the medical billing industry and brought about numerous changes to medical practices. Given the multitude of recent and upcoming changes, providing high quality patient care and optimizing revenue cycle management is not an easy task for medical practices.
“As a leading EHR implementation and RCM firm, we felt that GroupOne could help us modernize our paperless workflow and improve our bottom line,” said Mr. Jett. “Not only does GroupOne have expertise in EHR implementations, but we also researched their experience as a multi-specialty medical billing partner in a variety of practice settings. Their revenue cycle management services proved to be a perfect solution to our needs.”
GroupOne has a unique advantage when overseeing the billing operations of a complex, multi-specialty health network as an everyday user of top EHR systems. It’s an important advantage to have partners, with EHR utilization and billing expertise, assisting with maximizing overall medical billing collections. Beyond the premium medical billing services, GroupOne also can provide valuable knowledge to its clients regarding EHR workflow best practices and detailed, customized analytics reporting capabilities.
“GroupOne’s unique expertise as an affordable but high quality EHR revenue cycle management firm is unmatched in the medical billing industry,” said Dianne Swanson, president and co-founder of GroupOne. “Our RCM services are specifically engineered for the modern EHR users and a great fit for hospital owned medical groups. Furthermore, while an advanced EHR is an important part of the RCM process, it is only a piece of the portfolio of cutting edge tools utilized by GroupOne to maximize revenue for our clients. The exclusive offering sets us apart from the competition and typically provides our partner clients with a market edge. We are excited to enter this partnership with Prime Healthcare as they continue their leadership in the provision of quality health care services. ”
About Providence Medical Center
Providence Medical Center, a 400-bed acute care hospital, and Saint John Hospital, an 80-bed acute care hospital, offer an extensive array of diagnostic and treatment care. Providence's key services include cardiovascular care, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and state-of-the-art spine and joint centers. At Saint John, the hospital specializes in emergency care, senior behavioral health, rehabilitation and ambulatory surgery.
Providence Medical Center is home to innovative health care, quality physicians and compassionate staff. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Providence has earned the Gold Standard as an Accredited Chest Pain Center and the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology. The medical center provides an extensive array of diagnostic and treatment services including surgery, heart and vascular care, Spine Center, Joint Center and an accredited Sleep Disorders Center. Also located on campus are Providence Place, a skilled and rehabilitative care center, and the Doctors Building. Providence is affiliated with Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan. To learn more, visit www.providencekc.com.
About GroupOne Health Source, Inc.
Founded in 1991, GroupOne Health Source provides full-service EHR implementation and billing, transcription, and RCM / EHR consulting services. 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.
For more information about GroupOne or to register for various online demonstrations, visit http://www.grouponehealthsource.com