LAS VEGAS, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Recondo Technology, a leading provider of cloud-based revenue cycle connectivity and applications, announced today that the company has selected ProMedica, a large Midwestern health system, as its social responsibility partner, to raise awareness that hunger is a real and growing health issue, and to increase underserved communities' access to healthier food.
At this month's HFMA ANI 2016 conference in Las Vegas, Recondo and ProMedica will combine efforts in support of the broader Root Cause Coalition campaign against hunger, founded by ProMedica and AARP Foundation. Recondo will make a donation to the Coalition for every attendee who visits Recondo's ANI booth (#1056) and engages in a demo of Recondo's solutions while wearing a set of custom socks delivered to all conference attendees in the weeks prior to the conference.
"We are honored and excited to join the Root Cause Coalition spearheaded by ProMedica, who is leading the charge among healthcare organizations to eradicate hunger in America," said Jay Deady, CEO of Recondo. "Shining a light on hunger and food insecurity in America makes great sense for Recondo to take on as a corporate responsibility campaign, as everything we do is aimed at bringing clarity to complex healthcare questions."
Deady added, "Hunger in America is an issue that is long overdue for more insight that can lead to lasting solutions."
Taking action at ANI
Representatives from ProMedica will be in Recondo's booth throughout ANI to provide insight and expertise on the impact of poor nutrition, obesity and hunger. Booth visitors can also learn how to rethink the revenue cycle by focusing on efficiency, automation and integration with Recondo solutions—all while giving back to the communities in which they live and serve by raising awareness around "hunger as a health issue."
Recondo and ProMedica will continue their social responsibility partnership well after HFMA ANI, throughout the remainder of the year.
Misconceptions about food insecurity in the U.S.
Many Americans may find it difficult to understand how hunger can exist in the world's wealthiest economy. The country's obesity epidemic further confuses the issue, exposing the problem of poor food choices among a rapidly growing segment of the population. The ProMedica anti-hunger campaign focuses in part on explaining the link between obesity and the lack of access to healthy and affordable food especially among lower-income groups. In the absence of healthy food, many people have no choice but to consume cheap but highly processed food that is typically loaded with calories, according to research on www.rootcausecoalition.org.
Moreover, even developed countries like the United States suffer from hunger and food insecurity. With income inequality at historic levels, many Americans are struggling in the persistent wake of the Great Recession to retain their financial footing. In fact, figures from ProMedica's Root Cause Coalition indicate that food insecurity is more widespread and severe than commonly understood:
- Affects close to 50 million people in America
- Exists in every county, rural and urban
- Almost 75% of federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients are seniors, disabled, or working moms and dads
- Nearly 51% of SNAP recipients exhaust benefits within two weeks
ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The 13-hospital system has more than 17,000 employees, 2,300 physicians with privileges, and more than 800 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Additionally it offers a health plan, Paramount, which serves 320,000 members including more than 225,000 members in the statewide Medicaid plan. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica offers a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in areas such as emergency medicine and trauma, behavioral health, heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women's and children's services. The health system has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to raise awareness about hunger as a health issue. For more information about ProMedica, please visit www.promedica.org/aboutus.
About Recondo Technology
Recondo empowers more than 900 hospitals and health systems with revenue cycle solutions that connect providers with over 90% of the nation's payers and their patients to ensure maximum and accelerated payments across the care continuum. Recondo's patented software and provider-centric expertise streamline operations to achieve maximum efficiencies in patient access through claim status to payment processing. In a continuum today where inaccuracy and inefficiencies cost U.S. healthcare a staggering $480 billion per year, partnering with a trusted revenue cycle expert to get paid more, faster and at a lower cost has never been more necessary. Visit us at www.recondotech.com.
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