Intermountain Healthcare and Craneware to Share Keys to Revenue Integrity Workflows During Presentation at HFMA 2011 ANI Conference on June 29 Craneware to also host a series of interactive "chats" in its booth, #813

ATLANTA, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-recognized non-profit health system Intermountain Healthcare and Craneware, the market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, will present at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's (HFMA) 2011 ANI: The Healthcare Finance Conference, June 26-29, in Orlando, Fla.

During the presentation, "Implementing Sustainable Corporate Chargemaster Workflows," Intermountain — recognized by President Obama as a "bellwether in healthcare" — along with Craneware, will discuss how organizations can improve collaboration across clinical and financial staff to ensure efficiency, compliance and successful financial performance in this new era of healthcare. This presentation will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m.

"During this presentation, ANI conference attendees will hear first-hand how our client, industry leading Intermountain Healthcare, is able to ensure integrated revenue integrity collaboration among its clinical and financial staff across its far-reaching hospital and medical facilities," said Craneware CEO, Keith Neilson. "This presentation will provide examples of effective strategies that hospital networks and its physician practices can implement to strengthen their own financial performance and achieve compliance goals."

Intermountain Healthcare's Director of Revenue Integrity, Eric Liston, will co-present with Craneware Business Solutions Consultant, Michael Najera, on how to improve overall revenue integrity through workflow. The presentation will detail how workflow directs the teamwork aspect of ensuring effective clinical input into charge decision-making at Intermountain and other organizations across the U.S. It will also explain how workflow provides clinical and financial staff at Intermountain with efficient access to the current relevant compliance information they need for accurate charge decision-making and how it greatly improves time management and task allocation, and behind-the-scenes automation of its revenue cycle process steps. Attendees will learn strategies to improve their own system-wide revenue integrity management with integrated processes.

Based in Salt Lake City, Intermountain Healthcare is a system of 23 hospitals, clinics, physicians and health plans that spans two states. Intermountain began using Craneware Revenue Integrity Solutions in fiscal year 2010. The solutions allow visibility into healthcare business processes so that organizations can identify and prevent revenue leakage, while improving operational efficiency and compliance.

In addition to the presentation, Craneware and Craneware InSight staff will hold informal, interactive "chats" in its booth, #813, on Monday and Tuesday. These chats, which will be held intermittently between noon and 4:30 p.m. each day, will discuss the following topics:

  • top five sources of revenue leakage for hospitals
  • top five sources of revenue leakage in pharmacy
  • managing RAC audits
  • denials management

Craneware and Craneware InSight will be exhibiting at HFMA's 2011 ANI: The Healthcare Finance Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from June 26 through June 29, in booth #813 and #1815.

About Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare is a non-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Intermountain serves the healthcare needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho residents. Its mission is to provide clinically excellent medical care at affordable rates in a healing environment.

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 stoptheleakage.com.

SOURCE Craneware, Inc.



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