MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABILITY Network today announced that Gunnison Valley Health has streamlined its revenue cycle complexity with the addition of ABILITY | EASE® All-Payer.
Gunnison Valley Health is a community-owned health system in rural Colorado that operates a hospital, and urgent care, college and family practice clinics. As the primary health system in a resort town, Gunnison Valley sees a broad array of commercial payers. Efficiently managing the claims process across all those payers is complex, yet critical to ensuring a strong financial position.
With the ABILITY | EASE All-Payer application, Gunnison Valley has automated much of its revenue cycle process, saving time and reducing the number of days that revenue is outstanding.
“We’re able to send claims quicker and follow up more easily,” said Sasha Braxmaier, who oversees Patient Financial Services at Gunnison Valley Health. “We’re losing less on timely filing situations, and we have less sitting on the books waiting for claims to come back. It all makes a big difference to us, because every dollar matters,” Braxmaier added, “With one payer, for example, they now pay us in four or five days, whereas before EASE All-Payer we were getting payment in three to four weeks!”
ABILITY | EASE All-Payer is a cloud-based, SaaS revenue cycle management application that automates many steps in the claims submission and remittance management processes, including claim scrubbing, rejection management and insurance eligibility verification. It automatically checks that claims are in accordance with payer-specific rules, and works with Medicare, Medicaid or any commercial insurance payer. It provides a comprehensive dashboard to help customers manage their revenue cycle to ensure they are accurately and quickly reimbursed for the services they provide.
After using the ABILITY application, billing staff at Gunnison Valley also report that Explanations of Benefits (EOBs) are easier to interpret, the Medicare Secondary Payer process is streamlined, and they can now bill workers’ compensation claims electronically, a feature their former vendor didn’t offer.
“Gunnison Valley Health faces the types of challenges a lot of growing health systems face – complexity and inefficiency in managing claims across payers,” said Bud Meadows, chief revenue officer for ABILITY Network. “We are delighted that we can help them speed up their revenue cycle and manage it more efficiently.”
For more on ABILITY | EASE All-Payer, visit ABILITY Network.
About ABILITY Network
ABILITY® Network is a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa.