Siemens Healthcare Agrees to Resell SSI's Claims Management Technology

MOBILE, Ala., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) announced today that they have entered into a Value-Added Reseller agreement with Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, PA. The agreement enables Siemens Healthcare to sell SSI's industry leading ClickON® LinX technology, which provides patient claims editing and transmission for healthcare providers. ClickON® LinX can benefit Siemens customers using any Siemens revenue cycle management system, but includes a post back feature specifically designed to update patient claims information on the INVISION® and UNITY® platforms. Interfaces are also possible to any other Siemens revenue cycle product line.

Often, healthcare providers face frustrations managing claims data due to limited or zero compatibility between their claims management and revenue cycle management systems. This not only slows down workflow and decreases confidence levels, but also increases the possibility of claims-related errors for the patient and provider. Research and design teams at both companies worked collaboratively to achieve successful Health Information System (HIS) post backs in several areas, benefiting healthcare providers because claims changes made within the claims processing system are now accurately reflected in the revenue cycle management system, meaning state data files, reports and other information queries are consistent between the two applications.

"We felt that having Siemens Healthcare resell SSI's solutions was the logical next step in our relationship," said Doug Bilbrey, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SSI. "SSI payer rules are embedded in Soarian®. So, deploying SSI now is a good option for hospitals currently on the INVISION and UNITY platforms, but who are planning to move to Soarian. Giving Siemens Healthcare the option to sell SSI's products will make the transition for hospitals that much easier."

Ajit Sett, Vice President, Revenue Cycle Solutions Product Management, Siemens Healthcare said, "By leveraging SSI's claims management solutions, Siemens can provide customers with an industry-leading solution that has proven to lower claims denial rates and allows hospitals to access up-to-date claims data within their HIS."

About The SSI Group, Inc.

The SSI Group, Inc., established in 1988, is a national, diversified information technology company. The company maintains its corporate headquarters in Mobile, Ala., and branch facilities in Clearwater, Fla.; Denver, Colo. and Chesapeake, Va. With approximately 385 employees and 2,200 -plus clients nationwide, SSI leads the healthcare field in healthcare claims management technology, EDI platforms and networking. As a testament to the company's leadership, the company's technology processes in excess of 200 million transactions annually (including claims, eligibility, remittances and claim statuses) totaling approximately $458 billion in billed claims revenue for its providers.  For more information about The SSI Group, Inc., please visit www.thessigroup.com.

About Siemens Healthcare

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2009 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 11.9 billion euros and profit of around 1.5 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.

SOURCE The SSI Group, Inc.



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