Emdeon Taps Healthcare Veteran Franklin Baumann to Serve as Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Baumann will provide clinical leadership to Emdeon's Interactive Care Management and Payment Integrity efforts

Jun 09, 2010, 08:30 ET from Emdeon Inc.

LAS VEGAS and NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AHIP INSTITUTE 2010 -- Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: EM), a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management solutions, today announced the appointment of Franklin Baumann, M.D., as chief medical officer. In this newly created role, Dr. Baumann will provide clinical oversight and strategic planning for Emdeon's Interactive Care Management suite of solutions including the Emdeon CareComm(SM) and Emdeon Utilization Alerts products. Dr. Baumann will also provide leadership in support of Emdeon's Payment Integrity and other clinical information initiatives.

Dr. Baumann is a distinguished and proven leader and has held senior clinical leadership positions at organizations such as Dreyer Medical Clinic and Rush-Copley Medical Center. He most recently served as Medical Director at UnitedHealthcare, where he was responsible for promoting evidence-based medicine through direct interactions with practicing physicians and nurses and providing clinical support to network providers, facilities and the sales force. He is a board-certified general surgeon and has been published in numerous trade publications.

"Dr. Baumann has the ideal combination of clinical and business experience to help us expand our clinical information products and services," said George Lazenby, chief executive officer of Emdeon. "Under his leadership, Emdeon will be well-positioned to address market needs in our payment integrity and clinical information exchange businesses, and to more fully deploy our Interactive Care Management solutions in the market. We are excited to have him join Emdeon."

Dr. Baumann holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a master of science degree in medical physics from Rush Graduate College and a doctorate of medicine degree from Rush Medical College. In addition, he performed a general surgery residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

During America's Health Insurance Plan's (AHIP) Institute 2010, Dr. Baumann will be participating as a panelist at the breakfast symposium, Creating Collaborative Healthcare Communities: Using Technology to Coordinate Care and Improve Outcomes. The symposium is scheduled for Thursday, June 10th at 7:30 a.m. Emdeon will be also be exhibiting at AHIP's Institute 2010 and demonstrating its Interactive Care Management and Payment Integrity solutions at booth number 317.

About Emdeon

Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management solutions, connecting payers, providers and patients in the U.S. healthcare system. Emdeon's product and service offerings integrate and automate key business and administrative functions of its payer and provider customers throughout the patient encounter. Through the use of Emdeon's comprehensive suite of products and services, which are designed to easily integrate with existing technology infrastructures, customers are able to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more efficiently manage the complex revenue and payment cycle process. For more information, visit www.emdeon.com.

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