58 RCM service expansions so far in 2017

Here are 58 revenue cycle management portfolio expansions involving healthcare vendors and providers so far in 2017.

1. Boston-based healthcare technology company MedAptus unveiled charge capture software designed for infusion services.

2. HCPro, part of the H3.Group, and Find-A-Code, partnered to offer additional educational opportunities for coding professionals.

3. TCI, a provider of healthcare technology and information services, unveiled a new browser product, called SuperCoder Smart Assistant.

4. R1 RCM, a provider of revenue cycle management and physician advisory services, and St. Louis-based Ascension agreed to amend and expand their relationship.

5. Integra Connect, a provider of technologies and services for value-based specialty care, launched a new revenue cycle management service.

6. Healthcare solutions providers Smart Source and PMMC partnered to launch an integrated patient communication platform.

7. iStream Financial Services, which offers financial transaction solutions through its Pymntz platform, partnered with revenue cycle management solutions provider Spectrum Payments.

8. Keizer Solutions, a provider of revenue cycle management services, health information management and patient financial statement services, acquired Scryptions International, a provider of medical transcription services.

9. Experian Health, a provider of comprehensive revenue cycle products and services, unveiled its patient schedule solution.

10. Ontario Systems, an accounts receivable and healthcare revenue cycle management software and services provider, and revenue cycle solutions company Recondo Technology formed a partnership to help providers increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve cash flow.

11. Indianapolis-based iSalus Healthcare, a provider of EHRs, practice management and billing services, signed a strategic alliance agreement with AXO HMS, a provider of medical billing, coding and collection services. 

12. TransUnion Healthcare, a subsidiary of credit and information management company TransUnion, unveiled its prior authorization service and enhanced its insurance eligibility solution.

13. ZirMed, a provider of cloud-based revenue cycle software and predictive analytics, unveiled an updated version of its coverage detection solution.

14. PrognoCIS, an EHR software and revenue cycle management service, partnered with Transworld Systems, a provider of outsourced accounts receivable management and loan servicing solutions, to help healthcare providers improve RCM performance.

15, Alpharetta, Ga.-based TruCode, a provider of medical coding software, collaborated with CPSI, a health IT vendor for community hospitals and post-acute care facilities, to improve coding accuracy and productivity.

16. Katy, Texas-based Right Medical Billing, a provider of medical billing services, signed a memorandum with Dallas-based Preeminent Technology, a provider of healthcare IT support,to expand their existing collaboration.

17. Azalea Health, which offers cloud-based health IT and medical billing solutions, acquired LeonardoMD, a practice management and EHR provider.

18. iHealth Solutions, a healthcare software and services company based in Louisville, Ky., acquired New Jersey-based emPower Docs, a provider of revenue improvement services for large independent practices.

19. Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network, an applications and analytics provider for revenue cycle management, acquired San Diego-based ShiftHound, a cloud-based software service healthcare workforce management solutions company.

20. Nashville, Tenn.-based Change Healthcare — a software and analytics, network solutions and technology services provider — deployed two additional provider collection solutions.

21. Patient Accounts Services, a healthcare revenue cycle management provider, and The Sirrus Group, which specializes in insurance reimbursement services, merged to create Acclara Solutions.

22. Media, Pa.-based Healthcare Administrative Partners, a provider of revenue cycle, coding and practice management services for specialty physician practices, unveiled Merit-Based Incentive Payment System compliance solutions.

23. Apria Healthcare Group, a medical equipment provider based in Lake Forest, Calif., joined forces with CarePayment, a financial engagement company based in Nashville, Tenn., to expand patient payment options. 

24. HEALTHCAREfirst, which offers web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services and advanced analytics, partnered with ABILITY Network, an IT company providing data analytics and revenue cycle and clinical management apps.

25. iHealth Innovations, a provider of revenue cycle management services, acquired San Mateo, Calif.-based AllDocuments, a provider of medical billing and collection services.

26. Ontario Systems, an accounts receivable and healthcare revenue cycle management software and services provider, partnered with Pronto Computing to help providers with missing insurance identification.

27. Nashville, Tenn.-based Healthcare Bluebook, an online healthcare price comparison tool, launched Healthcare Bluebook Marketplace — a tool allowing residents of Nashville and middle Tennessee to price shop for healthcare services.

28. GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, a provider of revenue cycle management and health information management services, launched a new version of its coding audit software offering iCode Assurance.

29. GRM, which provides information management solutions, released a chart acquisition solution.

30. ABILITY Network expanded its partnership with HealthCare Synergy.

31. Ontario Systems expanded its partnership with global payment processing provider Payscout.

32. Wilmington, Del.-based AuthNet launched authorization and eligibility verification services for physicians, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other medical facilities.

33. FAIR Health, a healthcare data analytics and consumer education firm, is expanding its claims database.

34. Columbia, S.C.-based Palmetto Health will expand its Cerner Millennium Revenue Cycle platform across four of its acute care facilities.

35. Medical and radiation oncology consulting firm Revenue Cycle plans to merge with Coding Strategies, a healthcare coding and compliance education and consulting firm.=

36. FAIR Health unveiled a healthcare pricing resource aimed at providing transparency for costs of common procedures and conditions.

37. OmiSYS, a medical claims billing company, acquired pharmacy technology provider voiceTech.

38. Syncordia Technologies and Healthcare Solutions Corp., a Toronto-based revenue cycle management company, unveiled a new software as a solutions offering.

39. Parasail Health, a patient financing provider, released an open application program interface.

40. ZirMed, a health IT company offering end-to-end, cloud-based financial and clinical performance management services, launched contract management, modeling and payment variance solutions.

41. McKesson unveiled a wide array of financial, clinical, payment and analytic solutions.

42. Alpha II, a developer of software platforms, software as a service and healthcare revenue cycle publications, completed implementation of its ClaimStaker product with eSolutions' ClaimRemedi suite of revenue cycle management products.

43. Recondo Technology, a revenue cycle management solutions company, released a suite of application programming interfaces aimed at streamlining payment, improving patient satisfaction and simplifying technology innovation.

44. ZirMed expanded its charge integrity solution to improve health system reimbursement.

45. Zipnosis revealed claims processing functionality for its virtual care platform with client partner MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Wash., and integration partner PokitDok.

46. SurgiCode, a provider of cloud-based software for matching standard medical terminology and procedures to billing codes, launched a new ICD-10 Procedure Coding System called SurgiCode PCS.

47. Harmony Healthcare, a staffing firm specializing in revenue cycle, health information management and clinical documentation improvement, created a new division called Harmony Consulting Solutions.

48. Gaffey Healthcare, which delivers revenue cycle technology and services to healthcare providers, released the first module of the ClaimCPR platform – Remittance360.

49. Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, acquired Panacea Healthcare Solution's revenue capture and coding and documentation divisions. The move expands Career Step's RCM offerings.

50. Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, will offer Healthcare Financial Management Association courses aimed at revenue cycle and financial improvement.

51. Surgical Notes, a national provider of revenue cycle solutions for ASCs and surgical hospitals, launched SNBilling, its revenue cycle management service.

52. HCPro, a provider of information, educational and advisory products for healthcare regulation and compliance, launched Revenue Cycle Advisor.

53. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System began Jan. 1. To assist providers, Able Health, a health IT company, launched a MIPS platform for reporting and performance improvement.

54. Recondo Technology, a revenue cycle management solutions company, launched its new automated solution, AuthInitiate.

55. Accretive Health, a provider of revenue cycle management and physician advisory services to healthcare providers, changed its name to R1 RCM and launched the R1 Performance Stack offering.

56. New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health and private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management created a new business, Formativ Health, which will offer comprehensive management services to assist physician practices.

57. Promedical, a national healthcare revenue cycle management company, launched a redesigned version of its website.

58. Salt Lake City-based Aviacode, a provider of technology-enabled medical coding and compliance services, acquired the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based medical coding company Revant Solutions.

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