Duke University Health System Chooses SSI for Revenue Cycle Claims Management

MOBILE, Ala., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) announced their success in being selected as a primary vendor for Duke University Health System (DUHS) and its affiliated hospitals for a revenue cycle claims management solution. The contract names SSI as the primary supplier of claims management products, including but not limited to ClickON(R) LinX, an innovative product that features the functionality of posting back billing information to the host HIS system. The product includes an extensive set of model options for such things as claims status, bill date posting, and with more than 100 separate 837 data components.

ClickON(R) LinX was collaboratively designed and successfully tested over the past year by SSI and Siemens Healthcare, and features the ability to post back corrected claim and billing information directly into the Siemens INVISION(R) and UNITY(R) HIS systems.

Bobby Smith, President and CEO of SSI, stated, "Duke University Health System has partnered with us because they see the benefit and cost savings in having their billing process and their HIS system in sync. We are proud of our achievement and take great pleasure in that the Information Technology professionals at DUHS recognize the impact of this innovation. This product will generate substantial cost savings in each of their hospital billing and financial services sectors."

Cecelia Moore, Chief Operating Officer, Patient Revenue Management Organization, Duke University Health System said, "We are proud to partner with such an outstanding and forward thinking organization. SSI began this journey just one year ago at the HIMSS 2008 conference with Siemens, our HIS vendor. Both organizations have come a long way in that time. This innovation will change the way hospitals do business. We are looking forward to an exciting relationship with SSI and Siemens."

About SSI

The SSI Group, Inc. is an IT company supporting provider/payer/physician services in managing their revenue cycle - claims processing (ASP/Direct/Clearinghouse), document management and business office outsourcing for paper claims. The company supports 2,200-plus customers nationwide from corporate offices located in Mobile, Ala. SSI's ClickON technology has more than 200,000 built-in edits, delivering HIPAA-certified transactions. The company is EHNAC certified, CORE certified from CAQH, and has over 900 payer connections. SSI processes 250 million transactions annually, totaling in excess of $458 billion in billed electronic claims revenue for its providers. http://www.thessigroup.com.

About Siemens Healthcare

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is a renowned medical solutions provider with core competence and innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in knowledge engineering, including information technology and system integration. With its laboratory diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens Healthcare is the first integrated healthcare company, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and support services. Siemens Healthcare delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care - from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy and care. Additionally, Siemens Healthcare is the global market leader in innovative hearing instruments. The company employs around 49,000 people worldwide and operates in 130 countries. In the fiscal year 2008 (Sept. 30), Siemens Healthcare reported sales of euro 11.2 billion, orders of euro 11.8 billion, and Sector profit of euro 1.2 billion. Further information can be found by visiting http://www.siemens.com/healthcare.

About Duke University Health System

Duke University Health System (DUHS) is a non-profit, fully integrated academic health care system dedicated to providing patient care, professional education and biomedical research. DUHS includes: Duke University Hospital; Durham Regional Hospital; Raleigh Community Hospital; ambulatory surgery centers; primary and specialty care clinics; home care, hospice, skilled nursing care; wellness centers; and community-based clinical partnerships and is integrated with the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Nursing. Information about DUHS is available at www.dukehealth.org.

SOURCE The SSI Group, Inc.



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