MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) has announced the establishment of a wholly owned subsidiary, MedCore, Inc., to provide bad debt recovery services for healthcare providers nationwide. "SSI has always had bad debt recovery services, and MedCore will enable us to focus on these services solely," said MedCore Vice President Mike Ruggles. "All third party collections activities must fall under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and this act encompass all collection activities within a company. Since SSI has other products such as extended business and insurance recovery products to offer and, in order to avoid any potential conflict with a collection debtor, it was determined SSI could best protect itself and its collections customers by establishing this new entity." MedCore's recovery services center around a quick and aggressive collection attempt. Utilizing highly automated collection systems and predictive dialing technologies, MedCore's recovery specialists will deliver highly effective and courteous recovery services. Acting as a third party with strict conformity to federal and state regulations, MedCore aggressively pursues each account in a courteous and professional manner to keep patient complaints to a minimum. "For SSI's existing customers there will be no operational change regarding the processing of accounts," Ruggles said. "We believe this new company will allow SSI to continue its pattern of successful growth by further protecting its customers, while improving bad debt recovery services for existing clients." About MedCore, Inc. MedCore, Inc. is a member of The SSI Group, Inc. family of companies, providing bad debt recovery services for healthcare providers only. The SSI Group, Inc. 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 more than 335 employees and more than 1,300 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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