The SSI Group and KPMG Ink Announce Partnership Deal

May 10, 2004, 01:00 ET from The SSI Group, Inc.

    MOBILE, Ala., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare revenue cycle technology
 leader The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) and KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory
 services firm, today announced an alliance designed to help clients improve
 performance through enhanced technology support, better processes, operational
 risk mitigation and organizational redesign.
     SSI brings technological solutions to the revenue cycle management process
 in the provider community. KPMG's Risk Advisory Services practice helps
 providers mitigate risk, improve controls and focus on both organizational and
 operational process improvements.
     "We fully expect that through this innovative partnership, clients of both
 organizations will benefit by being exposed to new technology and available
 advisory services," said SSI President and CEO Bobby Smith. "For instance, I
 anticipate that this relationship will eventually work to identify and
 possibly develop new products to better serve our prospective customer bases."
     Automating the entire revenue cycle, ClickON(R) technology available from
 SSI enables processing tasks to be accomplished in less time by fewer people.
 Benefits derived from this seamless integration include eliminating the
 reformatting of electronic data, reducing redundant data entry and increasing
 data validation and reporting. SSI also offers an extensive payer offering
 with more than 900 available payers.
     "KPMG's Risk Advisory Services professionals bring to this alliance
 significant industry experience in delivering revenue cycle management
 services," said Bruce Adler, a KPMG principal. "Clients can benefit as KPMG
 works to help identify process gaps and operational risks. SSI's technology
 can then be used to help clients improve performance levels.  Together, both
 organizations will be able identify client needs and work to help them resolve
 issues in order to enhance efficiency and performance."
     About KPMG LLP
     KPMG LLP is the audit, tax and advisory firm that has maintained a
 continuous commitment throughout its history to providing leadership,
 integrity and quality. The Big Four firm with the strongest growth record over
 the past decade, KPMG turns knowledge into value for the benefit of its
 clients, people, communities and the capital markets. Its professionals work
 together to provide clients access to global support, industry insights, and a
 multidisciplinary range of services.  KPMG LLP ( is the U.S.
 member firm of KPMG International.  KPMG International's member firms have
 nearly 100,000 professionals, including 6,800 partners, in 148 countries.
     About The SSI Group, Inc.
     The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) is a national, diversified Information
 Technology company established in 1988. The company maintains corporate
 headquarters in Mobile, Ala., and branch facilities in Clearwater, Fla.;
 Denver, Co.; and Chesapeake, Va. The company has 350 employees and more than
 1,500 clients nationwide. SSI leads the healthcare field in claims management
 technology, EDI platforms and networking. The company offers a wide range of
 services and technologies for both payers and providers in EDI claims
 processing, document management and business office outsourcing. The company
 also offers eligibility and Medicare compliance verification and optical
 storage as a central archive. For more information, visit the SSI Web site at

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