MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI), a leading provider of EDI revenue cycle management software for the healthcare industry, has received full accreditation by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). "EHNAC certification reinforces the dedication to quality SSI strives for in its daily operations," said SSI President and CEO Bobby Smith. "Historically, our clearinghouse operations have afforded our customers with consistent high-level performance and service. To have our operations validated by such a well-respected organization like EHNAC gives our customers further evidence of our commitment to excellence." Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC, said of SSI, "Today SSI joins a select group of clearinghouses that have demonstrated to independent third- party evaluators their ability to deliver their services consistent with the only standards in the industry that measure the overall business practices of a clearinghouse." "ClickON is the technology behind SSI's revenue cycle software and has proven to be successful in any healthcare facility because of its scalability and functionality," said SSI President and CEO Bobby Smith. "EHNAC certification supports SSI's mission of providing reliable, easy-to-use software products and services that empower our clients to more effectively manage and control fiscal operations." Automating the entire revenue cycle, ClickON technology 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 800 available payers. About EHNAC EHNAC is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting agency that provides independent peer evaluation of an organization's ability to perform at industry-established levels. EHNAC's function is to promote administrative simplification and cost savings in the healthcare industry and to provide the healthcare transaction industry with an independent capability to develop industry standards, known as EHNAC Criteria. The mission of EHNAC is to promote standards, quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition within the healthcare EDI industry: * Establishes minimum criteria for industry self-regulation. * Encourages firms in the industry to improve performance. * Facilitates open market access and competition ("open access" referring to acceptance of transactions from any source or routing). * Fosters consistency in transmitted information. * Enhances customer service and satisfaction ("Customers" include providers, payers, intermediaries and third parties). The EHNAC Commission seeks to accredit entities that send or receive HIPAA regulated transactions, or that transport or process EDI transactions between two or more trading partners in the healthcare community. These entities include, but are not limited to, clearinghouses, transactions processors, value-added networks (VANs), payers, providers and provider management organizations. http://www.EHNAC.org About The SSI Group, Inc. 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.; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; and Chesapeake, Va. The company has approximately 355 employees and 1500-plus clients nationwide. SSI leads the healthcare field in claims management technology, EDI platforms and networking. ClickON technology has 167,000 built-in edits, HIPAA-certified transactions from Claredi and connections with over 800 payers. As a testament to that leadership, the company annually processes nearly 69 million transactions totaling in excess of $108 billion in healthcare claims through the SSI clearinghouse service alone. It is estimated more than twice that amount is sent directly to payers by providers using SSI product technology. The company offers a wide range of provider/payer/physician services and technologies for managing the revenue cycle -- claims processing (ASP/Direct/Clearinghouse), document management and business office outsourcing for paper claims. http://www.thessigroup.com
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