SSI Announces Agreement with Siemens Healthcare

    MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI)
 announced today that Siemens Healthcare has signed an agreement to offer a
 Claims Management Solutions through SSI's ClickON(R), ClickON(R)'s LinX
 offering, and content partnership.
     The ClickON(R) LinX offering will enable Siemens Healthcare customers
 to take advantage of a wide range of SSI services including Claims Editing
 and Transmission, Claim Status, Secondary Billing, Audit Tracking and Note
 Posting for Bill Date, Confirmation Notes, and those items identified in
 the Audit Tracking process. Through a comprehensive interface between SSI
 and Siemens Healthcare, LinX customers will be able to keep the Hospital
 Information System and Claims Management System in sync.
     For Siemens Soarian Financials(R) customers, the agreement provides
 SSI's payer validation edits and rules to be embedded throughout the
 revenue cycle workflows. The combination of the Soarian next-generation
 revenue cycle solution with twenty years of claim validation expertise will
 enable providers to improve data quality, reduce the cost to collect, and
 accelerate patient cash collections.
     "Siemens Healthcare chose SSI because of their two decades of
 experience in claims management and their reputation in healthcare EDI,"
 said Janet Dillione, chief executive officer, Siemens Healthcare,
 Healthcare IT Business Unit. "We believe this agreement will better enable
 our users to accelerate their cash flow, enhance their productivity, and
 reduce their accounts receivable."
     "We are excited that Siemens Healthcare has chosen us," said Bobby
 Smith, President and CEO of The SSI Group, Inc. "This agreement is a
 realization of the goal to provide a totally integrated solution that will
 leverage the collective strengths of each company. The partnership will
 increase the accuracy and productivity, as well as enhance the revenue
 opportunities, for Siemens Revenue Cycle Management system customers."
     About The SSI Group, Inc.
     The SSI Group, Inc. is a national, diversified information technology
 company currently celebrating its 20th year in business. Established in
 1988, the company operates the nation's second largest institutional
 healthcare claims clearinghouse. It maintains corporate headquarters in
 Mobile, Ala., and branch facilities in Clearwater, Fla.; Dallas, Texas;
 Denver, Colo.; Chesapeake, Va., and Nashville, Tenn. With approximately 385
 employees and 2,200 -plus clients nationwide, SSI leads the healthcare
 field in healthcare claims management technology, EDI platforms and
     ClickON(R) technology has more than 1 million built-in edits, delivers
 HIPAA-certified transactions from Claredi, MHCC, and EHNAC and has over 800
 direct payer connections for both hospitals and physicians and over 1,200
 gateway payer connections for both hospitals and physicians. 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

SOURCE The SSI Group, Inc.

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