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 (www.us.kpmg.com) 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 www.thessigroup.com.
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