Chicago - May 17, 2012 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Emdeon® has once again consistently met the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard. HFMA recently reviewed Emdeon as part of the evaluation process necessary to maintain Emdeon Payment Integrity Services' HFMA Peer Reviewed designation.

Emdeon Payment Integrity Services provide professional services and technology solutions that enable healthcare providers to address underpayments from all types of contractual arrangements. In addition, Emdeon Payment Integrity Services focuses on key areas of the revenue cycle where providers traditionally lack the resources to adequately review the accuracy of payments received from third parties.

"By helping providers better manage the complexities of the revenue and payment cycle, Emdeon's solutions allow our customers to be more efficient from the initial patient encounter through third-party reimbursement and final payment," said George Lazenby, chief executive officer for Emdeon. "We are pleased to receive corroboration from our customers and peers that Emdeon Payment Integrity Services are effectively addressing healthcare market needs."
 
HFMA's Peer Review process is designed to provide healthcare financial managers with an objective third party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare workplace. The rigorous, eleven-step process includes a panel review made up of current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and industry experts. Peer Review status of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.

"We're pleased to have Emdeon renew their HFMA Peer Reviewed designation," says HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. "The HFMA Peer Review process assures our members, through a rigorous evaluation, that the reviewed product or service meets an objective third party evaluation that assesses overall effectiveness, quality, and value." 

About HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 39,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues.  

Contact HFMA

Jay Keltner
Director of Marketing
(708) 492-3329
jkeltner@hfma.org  

About Emdeon

Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, connecting payers, providers and patients in the U.S. healthcare system. Emdeon's offerings integrate and automate key business and administrative functions of its payer and provider customers throughout the patient encounter. Through the use of Emdeon's comprehensive suite of solutions, which are designed to easily integrate with existing technology infrastructures, customers are able to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more efficiently manage the complex revenue and payment cycle and clinical information exchange processes. emdeon.com