Industry Veteran Major General Elder Granger Joins the Recondo Technology Board of Directors

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recondo Technology, a leading provider of revenue cycle solutions for the healthcare industry, announcedtoday that Major General (Ret.) Elder Granger, MD, has joined the Recondo Board of Directors. MG Granger comes to Recondo after 37 years of military service, including serving as Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, DC.

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TRICARE is the healthcare program serving more than 9.4 million uniformed service members, retirees, and their families worldwide. At TRICARE, Major General Granger served as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) on Department of Defense (DoD) health plan policy and performance. He oversaw the acquisition, operation, and integration of the DoD managed care program within the Military Health System, and led a staff of 1,800 in planning, budgeting, and executing a $22.5 billion Defense Health Program.

While at TRICARE, MG Granger worked with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), providing data from the US Military Health System to help the FDA make decisions affecting the safety and use of FDA-regulated products for all Americans. As a result, the FDA and the Department of Defense formed a partnership to share data and expertise related to the review and use of FDA-regulated drugs, biologics, and medical devices. He has deep data analytics experience relating to claim data.

MG Granger is currently the President and CEO of The 5Ps, a healthcare, education, and leadership consulting organization. The 5Ps services are focused on providing strategy and portfolio analysis, insights and trends on directions that are transforming healthcare today, insights and best practices for military healthcare, leadership principles, and peer-to-peer guidance. As CEO, MG Granger sets the strategy and vision for the company. He works to build a culture at The 5Ps that engages and manages partnerships as well as develop business initiatives, and ensures the senior management team is working together in a common direction.

Prior to TRICARE, MG Granger led the largest US and multi-national battlefield health system in our recent history while serving as Commander, Task Force 44th Medical Command and Command Surgeon for the Multinational Corps Iraq. He has led at every level of the Army Medical Department, with previous assignments as Commander, 44th Medical Command; XVIII Airborne Corps Command Surgeon; Director of Health Services, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, Europe Regional Medical Command; Director TRICARE Europe; and Command Surgeon, US Army Europe and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany; Acting Assistant Surgeon General for Force Projection; Commander, Army Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany; and Commander, Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

"We are pleased to welcome Major General Granger to the Recondo board. He brings to us a lifetime of healthcare knowledge, experience, and achievement, and we look forward to his advice and counsel," said Rick Adam, Recondo Founder and CEO. "His leadership as a payer, hospital administrator, and Medical Doctor give MG Granger an exceptionally broad perspective."

"I look forward to working with the Recondo Board of Directors and Leadership Team," said MG Granger. "Everyone who follows Recondo has seen the company's steady growth and maturity, and I want to contribute to help Recondo enhance its leadership position in US healthcare."

MG Granger's professional affiliations include former Board of Directors of the American College of Physician Executives; Life Member and Fellow, the National Medical Association; the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives (Life Member); Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives; American Medical Association; member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; Fellow, American College of Physicians; Board of Directors, Bon Secours Catholic Health System; Board of Advisors, Ascentia Technology Solutions; Board of Advisors, Standard Technology Inc.; Board of Advisors, Defense Logistic Health; former Board of  Directors Colorado Center for African American Health; and National Honorary Chairperson for Hero Health Hire, a group of health organizations dedicated to hiring Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and their spouses. He also serves as the Director of Training and Medical Director for Comprehensive Health Services Veteran Health Administration Disability Examination Management Program Contract.

MG Granger earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University in 1976. A Distinguished Military Graduate, he was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Upon graduation from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in 1980, he was awarded the Henry Kaiser Medical Fellowship for Medical Excellence and Leadership. MG Granger completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1983 and a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology in 1986 at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. His Military education includes the Army War College, Army Command and General Staff College, Army Medical Department Officer Advanced and Basic Courses, Military Health System and Army CAPSTONE Courses, and Combat Casualty Care Course.

About Recondo Technology

Recondo connects providers, payers, and patients using breakthrough cloud computing solutions across the healthcare revenue cycle. Recondo software services bring efficiencies and cost savings to healthcare payment processing, which currently costs US healthcare a staggering $460 billion in annual expense. Recondo helps hospitals streamline the revenue cycle by moving operations up-front, reducing manual intervention, and delivering operational and financial benefits. Recondo combines sophisticated rules architectures and legacy integration and data mining to provide true interoperability for more than 400 US hospital customers.

Recondo/Trilogi Revenue Recovery Services help hospitals recover lost revenue from payer denials, offering both a technology-enabled services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). Recondo/Trilogi delivers superior revenue recovery results to hospitals across the United States.

Authorization/Denial Prevention (Auth-DP™) increases cash flow by reducing a hospital's costly payer denials. Auth-DP identifies precertification requirements and authorization at the front of the revenue cycle, increasing authorization coverage and reducing denials by as much as 75 percent.

SurePayHealth® offers an accurate statement of patient financial responsibility at Point of Service, verifying patient identity, eligibility, and benefits, and accurately calculating the patient fee. After activating SurePayHealth, hospitals increase cash collections by tens of thousands of dollars every month.

EligibilityPlus™ gives hospitals the most complete view of government and commercial insurance benefits available in the industry. With a complete understanding of insurance benefits, hospitals immediately identify specific coverage, simplify patient registration workflows, reduce claim rework, and assess patient liability.

ClaimStatusPlus™ automates the process of retrieving the status of open claims, and allows hospital staff to segment claims conforming to the specific process adopted by each hospital, then work each claim by various priority standards. Claim Status significantly reduces the time and effort to identify, track, and process claims.

Recondo services are delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), requiring no capital budget and no additional hardware or software installation. Recondo services are developed using high-speed, high-volume, rules-based architectures, giving hospitals unmatched and immediate access to real-time data. Visit Recondo Technology at www.recondotech.com.

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All rights reserved. Patent Pending. Recondo, SurePayHealth, ReconBot, Recondo Financial Medical Record, and Powered by Recondo are registered trademarks of Recondo Technology. Trilogi is a registered trademark of Trilogi, Inc. EligibilityPlus, Auth-DP, DenialManagement, Omni278, Financial Assistance, AllPayHealth, and Patient Resource Management are trademarks of Recondo Technology. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of the respective trademark holders.

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