Emdeon Assistant Achieves HFMA Peer Review Designation Two Years in a Row

Emdeon's automated patient eligibility and information verification solution honored
Industry experts honor Emdeon's automated patient eligibility and information verification solution

On May 19, it was announced that Emdeon Assistant, after intensive review, has earned the Peer Reviewed designation of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) for the second year in a row. HFMA Peer Review designation puts Emdeon Assistant in a short list of prestigious solutions that have been proven to be beneficial by industry expert volunteers and independent HFMA staff based on a range of key performance criteria as established by HFMA. All products presented for assessment must meet predetermined standards in areas such as product effectiveness, quality, overall value and customer support to earn the Peer Reviewed designation. With this year’s assessment of Emdeon Assistant, all scores for the predetermined standards improved even further from last year.

An automated solution

Emdeon Assistant automates key patient registration processes and delivers real-time eligibility and benefit verifications to save time while increasing revenue. Emdeon Assistant easily interfaces with most existing registration systems and channels efficient search requests to Emdeon contracted carriers with responses generally returned in seconds. By accessing a wide range of information from available payers and credit bureaus, Emdeon Assistant helps providers create a clear, non-discriminatory picture of a patient's ability to pay in an easy-to-read format.

Simplifying the Business of Healthcare

"We understand that consumer-directed healthcare and other trends in healthcare are putting pressures on the front-end of the revenue cycle," said Philip Hardin, Executive Vice President of Provider Services for Emdeon. "We are working with the hospitals to provide them with the tools they need to identify insurance eligibility and benefits, the sources of funds and determine the patient's ability to pay self-pay balances prior to or at the point of care."

To learn more about the HFMA Peer Review designation and how Emdeon Assistant can help you do more for your healthcare business, call us at 877.EMDEON.6 (877.363.3666), or visit us online.