Division Leadership of HealthPort Forms TrustHCS(SM) and Purchases its Healthcare Consulting Services (HCS) Group

TrustHCS emerges as new, privately held services firm for clinical coding, coding compliance, cancer registry, audit, and revenue cycle integrity management.

Jun 25, 2010, 14:49 ET from TrustHCS

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 18, 2010, newly formed, privately-held company, TrustHCS announced the purchase of HealthPort's healthcare consulting services (HealthPort HCS) division. TrustHCS was formed by HealthPort HCS's former leadership team Torrey Barnhouse, Jason Scarborough and Cathy Brownfield, RHIA, CCS.  TrustHCS will serve the health information management (HIM), coding, audit, cancer registry and revenue cycle integrity needs of healthcare providers nationwide.

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The TrustHCS transition will be "business as usual" for the former consulting services division of HealthPort. Customers will have the benefit of access to the same team of industry experts, consultants and account managers they have worked with for years. TrustHCS will utilize HealthPort's technology platform and capitalize on a fully-integrated business partnership.

The firm's mission is to effectively manage and protect the revenue integrity of healthcare providers by providing  affordable, on-demand  remote  coding, coding compliance, audit, registry and education services. "This sale allows both companies to move forward in a more focused, targeted approach to better serve customers in accordance with each other's core competencies," says Torrey Barnhouse, President, TrustHCS. "With ICD-10-CM looming and much work to be done, we will continue to invest our time and energy in preparing our clients for this significant change," he adds.

For HealthPort, the divestiture helps the industry leader target development and deployment of new technology and service solutions for its core businesses. "As we continue to focus on technology-driven solutions for release of information, recovery audits, the exchange of health information, revenue cycle and  electronic  health records,  it became evident the HCS division could be more focused on its strengths, clinical coding and coding compliance services if they operated as an independent business," says Larry Armold, Vice President and General Manager, Solutions Division of HealthPort. "When the division's leadership approached us with the opportunity  to divest itself along with an agreement to partner for HealthPort technology and services, the spin-off made even more sense for our company and our customers," he concludes.

About HealthPort

HealthPort is the largest provider of release of information services and the premier choice for health information technology. With a comprehensive selection of affordable, quality health information solutions, HealthPort serves more than 10,000 healthcare facilities, over 44,000 physicians and millions of requestors nationwide. HealthPort is changing the face of healthcare by combining knowledge, technology and service to streamline the administrative and business processes of the healthcare community. For more information, visit www.healthport.com  or call 800-737-2585.

About TrustHCS

TrustHCS is a health information management (HIM) services and revenue cycle consultancy firm for healthcare providers. TrustHCS effectively manages and protects the revenue integrity of health providers through affordable, on-demand remote coding, coding compliance, audit, cancer registry and educational services. With 80 hospital, clinic and physician practice customers nationwide, TrustHCS ensures correct clinical coding, delivers effective coding compliance programs, conducts audits and supports cancer registries.  For more information, visit www.trusthcs.com or call (417) 299-5069.

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