April 29, 2010 10:00 ET

Healthcare Billing Consultants, Inc. Selects Sage Intergy to Streamline Workflow, Enhance Reporting

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) - Sage Healthcare today announced that Healthcare Billing Consultants, Inc., a healthcare billing service provider with three offices in Central Pennsylvania, has selected Sage Intergy for its practice management and analytics needs. 

Healthcare Billing Consultants, Inc. (HBC), which processes 20,000 claims transactions per month for nearly 80 healthcare providers, is experiencing major business growth and sought a new practice management and analytics solution to streamline workflow and offer more advanced reporting accuracy and information-sharing capabilities than its existing solution. 

"We needed to improve efficiency in our workflow and knew that Sage Intergy would be able to help us with that," said Missy Helsel, office manager for HBC. "With our previous solution, it was extremely time consuming to enter patient data into the system. We had to enter the same information up to six times to establish consistency across our practices. Sage Intergy provides the enterprise-level information-sharing and standardization tools we need to simplify the process for our 40 employees, and produce more timely and accurate reports." 

Sage's support of interoperability standards such as Health Level 7 (HL7) will enable HBC to easily share and receive information from hospitals and medical practices it serves, thereby saving time and increasing accuracy. This capability will enable HBC to streamline processes with existing clients and help the company attract new providers interested in moving to electronic health records (EHR).

"We provide billing services to a wide variety of practices, from anesthesia to durable medical equipment to mental health, and each of these specialties has their own unique billing needs," Helsel said. "We have been incredibly impressed with the depth of knowledge the Sage team has demonstrated throughout this process, and in their ability to answer even our toughest questions with ease. Sage has earned our trust and we're excited to work with them as we continue to grow our business."

Sage has been providing ambulatory healthcare systems for almost 30 years, serving more than 80,000 physicians in the United States with practice management, electronic health records, and other services to streamline patient care. 

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About Healthcare Billing Consultants, Inc.
HBC Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and provides a comprehensive billing service to the ever changing medical billing field. Founded by two former nurses, Evelyn Witters and Georgia Irvin, HBC, Inc. services clients through a main office in Oscela Mills and two satellite offices in Clearfield and St. Mary's. 

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