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
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
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