MOBILE, Ala., Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Equifax®, a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions headquartered in Atlanta. The agreement provides integration of Equifax's Financial Solution tools into SSI's eligibility product ClickON® E-VeriSmart. This product will help customers evaluate insurance information they have entered into the Health Information Systems and also detect fraud, propensity to pay, ability to pay, correct address information and more. ClickON® E-VeriSmart will enable many hospital departments, including scheduling, registration, billing office and collection departments, to obtain the information they need so that patients can pay co-pays, deductibles and non-covered items faster.
Most of errors made on claims happen in the registration areas of healthcare. It is frustrating for healthcare providers, who are usually under a time constraint, to manage patient demographic information, insurance verification and fraud, while also evaluating the person's ability to pay as they are standing in front of them. Using the Equifax-empowered ClickON® E-VeriSmart, they can check all of these areas with a quick click of a button. The reputation and credibility of Equifax is unparalleled in the industry.
"We have worked with other vendors in the past, but our customers always felt as if something was missing," said Bobby Zimmerman, Assistant Vice President of Channel Sales at SSI. "With Equifax, SSI is able to give customers what they have been asking for, a complete solution, at an affordable price with excellent results for address verification, payment prediction, fraud prevention, credit scoring and more. It is the complete solution."
"Equifax's identification and analytical solutions help healthcare providers efficiently manage all of their financial interactions with their patients," said David Flam, Chief Client Officer of Equifax's Insurance and Healthcare Solutions. "Through our relationship with SSI, we provide hospitals and other healthcare providers with valuable financial solutions that address key components of the patient balance such as payment prediction and the likeliness that they would be eligible for assistance."
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, 400-plus customers 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 311 million transactions annually (including claims, eligibility, remittances and claim statuses) totaling approximately $588 billion in billed claims revenue for its providers. For more information about The SSI Group, Inc., please visit www.thessigroup.com.
Equifax® is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax® organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide, and uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to create and deliver customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax® operates or has investments in 17 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. For more information, please e-mail Healthcare.Solutions@Equifax.com or visit www.equifax.com.
SOURCE The SSI Group, Inc.