ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst tightening reimbursement and increasing scrutiny from auditors, healthcare organizations across the country are facing greater financial pressure than ever before. In an effort to help meet these challenges, Craneware, Inc., the market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, has launched The Revenue Integrity Round Table blog. The blog, hosted at StoptheLeakage.com, is the newest resource dedicated to the movement to prevent revenue leakage in healthcare.
The Revenue Integrity Round Table blog is moderated by Craneware's Chief Technology Officer and President Gordon Craig, and bolstered by contributions from other notable industry thought leaders and guest bloggers. The blog provides a venue for hospital revenue integrity experts to share insights into financial success, offer practical advice and tips on industry trends and provide first-hand accounts of overcoming challenges on the frontlines of U.S. healthcare organizations.
"Evolving regulations and healthcare reform make it more important than ever for healthcare organizations to proactively ensure the accuracy and defensibility of charges," said Craneware CEO Keith Neilson. "We are proud to support this online community and bring together leaders from across the industry to share and expand their knowledge through discussions related to best practices for ensuring revenue integrity. In addition to providing hospitals with tools that help them manage their revenue cycles, this blog is yet another way Craneware advances its commitment to the financial success of U.S. hospitals and health systems."
Craneware invites all those in healthcare and related fields to visit StoptheLeakage.com and join the more than 200 members already committed to the movement to prevent revenue leakage in healthcare. New movement members receive a free welcome packet, which includes a desktop revenue leakage sign and an exclusive white paper titled, "The Top 5 Sources of Hospital Revenue Leakage." Movement members also have access to a library of informative white papers and case studies covering a variety of healthcare revenue topics ranging from chargemaster management to RAC audit best practices, and beyond.
Blog moderator Craig co-founded Craneware with Neilson in 1999, and has helped the company become the leading provider of revenue integrity software products for healthcare organizations. As Craneware's CTO and President of U.S. Operations, Craig guides Craneware's technological development, product strategy and leads both Craneware Inc. and Craneware® InSight divisions. Craig and Neilson co-developed the first effective chargemaster management software for U.S. healthcare, and have since expanded their product line to include Revenue Cycle, Access Management & Strategic Pricing, Supply Management and Audit & Revenue Recovery solutions.
One quarter of registered U.S. hospitals use Craneware Revenue Integrity Solutions™. In 1999, Craneware introduced the industry's first effective chargemaster management solution. Today, Craneware's flagship product, Chargemaster Toolkit® has achieved HFMA Peer-Review status for eight consecutive years, and for the last five years, Chargemaster Toolkit® is ranked number one in the KLAS Revenue Cycle – Chargemaster Management market category in the "Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services" report published in December 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.
The Revenue Integrity Round Table Blog is accessible at: http://www.stoptheleakage.com/Blog.aspx.
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 and code for services and supplies associated with patient care. 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 stoptheleakage.com.
SOURCE Craneware, Inc.