Cooperative Exchange Meeting to Tackle Stimulus Package Effects

DALLAS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cooperative Exchange announces that it will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from Noon to 4pm (CDT) in downtown Chicago, IL in conjunction with HIMSS '09. There will be a business meeting, but a large portion will be devoted to presentations from industry leaders.

These include an EHNAC Update from Lee Barrett, their Executive Director; a presentation on the Medical Banking Project Dispute Resolution Initiative with Sheila Schwitzer, Chairperson & CEO of CareMedic; an overview of the Cooperative Exchange's newest collaboration with the U.S. Healthcare Efficiency Index presented by Susanne Powell, Director of Corporate Communications for Emdeon; and an in-depth presentation on the stimulus package and budget with regard to its effect on the healthcare industry given by Bill Frinerfrock, HBMA Legislative Consultant.

"This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for a broad range of stakeholders to participate in an open session focused on Healthcare I.T. industry related topics," stated Doug Bilbrey, President of The Cooperative Exchange and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing with The SSI Group, Inc.

The Cooperative Exchange is the recognized resource and representative of the clearinghouse industry for the media, governmental bodies and other outside interested parties. It is comprised of several clearinghouses including: ACS EDI Gateway, Inc.; Affiliated Network Services; LLC; Availity, LLC; Claimsnet; ENS, an Ingenix Company; Gateway EDI; GHN-Online; HDM Corp.; The SSI Group, Inc. and Thelma-US. Membership also includes BancTec, CareMedic and HBMA.

For more information or to attend the Annual Membership Meeting, please contact Tim McMullen, JD, CAE, Executive Director at tim@cooperativeexchange.org or (866) 238-4440.

About the Cooperative Exchange

The Cooperative Exchange was established to expand electronic health care transactions among participants in the health care industry. The goals of the organization are to: allow payers to establish a connection with one or more Cooperative Exchange members in order to gain access to an expanded provider base; increase competition; and shorten the timeline within which all health care participants can realize an ROI on HIPAA initiatives. It is the policy of Cooperative Exchange to comply strictly with the antitrust laws and regulations of the United States applicable to meetings, programs, or activities. For more information about the Cooperative Exchange, please visit www.cooperativeexchange.org.

SOURCE The SSI Group, Inc.



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