Craneware and Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center to Discuss the Future of Patient Access at NAHAM 2014 Presentation to Detail the Elevated Role of Patient Access and Medical Necessity in the Revenue Cycle and Share Best Practices for ICD-10 Preparation

ATLANTA, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Craneware, Inc., the healthcare market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, today announced it will present alongside Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, a 92-bed acute health care hospital based in Cambridge, OH, at the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) 40th Annual Educational Conference.

Brenda Gress, PFS Revenue Assurance Team Leader at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, and Mary Guarino, Craneware Vice President of Product Management, will lead a presentation titled, "The Future of Patient Access: Preparing for ICD-10 Regulatory Change," May 16 from 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT in Hollywood, Fla. During the session, presenters will discuss the elevated role of the patient access department in the revenue cycle and key industry issues that impact patient access departments including: outpatient medical necessity, ICD-10, regional Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACS), commercial payer rules and prior authorization. Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center will also share key takeaways from its ICD-10 transition and share best practices for "non-coders" and nursing teams to prepare for the transition.  

"When new payor requirements are combined with the implementation of ICD-10, the risk of outpatient denials is high without the proper best practices in place. As patient access becomes increasingly important to hospitals' achievement of revenue integrity, organizations need to proactively implement strategies and process improvements," said Keith Neilson, Craneware CEO. "We are glad to present alongside Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center to share keys to a proactive patient access program."

Click here to register or learn more about the NAHAM 2014 Conference.

About NAHAM
The National Association for Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) is the leading resource in Patient Access Services. NAHAM establishes best practices and subject matter experts to provide an array of networking, education and certification opportunities to enable its members to influence and promote high quality deliver of Patient Access Services.

About Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center is a premier medical facility located in Cambridge and serving Guernsey and Noble Counties in southeastern Ohio. Over the years, Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center has grown from a small community hospital into an innovative, acute health care center serving more than 4,000 inpatients and nearly 100,000 outpatients each year.

About Craneware
Craneware (AIM: CRW.L) is the leader in automated revenue integrity solutions that improve financial performance for healthcare organizations. Craneware's market-driven, SaaS solutions help hospitals and other healthcare providers more effectively price, charge, code and retain earned revenue for patient care services and supplies. This optimizes reimbursement, increases operational efficiency and minimizes compliance risk. By partnering with Craneware, clients achieve the visibility required to identify, address and prevent revenue leakage. To learn more, visit craneware.com and revenueintegrityjourney.com.

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