SOURCE: ZirMed, Inc.

October 21, 2008 08:00 ET

ZirMed, Computers Unlimited Partner to Offer Enhanced Management System to Home Medical Equipment Vendors

ZirMed's Revenue Cycle Management and Financial Services Solutions Will Provide New Web-Based Tools for CU's TIMS® Integrated Software System

LOUISVILLE, KY and BILLINGS, MT--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - Healthcare software providers ZirMed Inc. and Computers Unlimited today announced a partnership to bring greater performance and value to users of Computers Unlimited's TIMS® HME integrated business management system. Under the terms of the agreement, Computers Unlimited (CU) will integrate ZirMed's flagship revenue cycle management system into TIMS software, giving its Home Medical Equipment (HME) users a number of new capabilities that add both convenience and efficiency.

CU's TIMS (Total Information Management System) software product has been proven in years of use by a wide range of industrial and healthcare businesses. Continually updated to deliver cutting-edge functionality, TIMS offers HME and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) companies rental equipment billing and tracking, bar code inventory control, medical gas tracking, data analysis tools, document imaging capture, third-party system integration and more, in one comprehensive platform.

With the addition of ZirMed's revenue cycle management system, CU's TIMS software provides even more business support. Covering the entire payment process from eligibility to online bill payment, check processing and even payment plans, ZirMed's integrated suite of Internet-based services save companies time and money in staff processing time. The company's services have also been shown to shorten accounts receivable days, speed payments, and significantly reduce the amount of time lost to insurance claim errors.

"On behalf of its many TIMS customers, Computers Unlimited welcomes the power and convenience ZirMed will bring to our management solution," said Heidi Thometz, director of sales and new business development for Computers Unlimited. "ZirMed is renowned for its extensive set of Web tools -- especially its insightful reporting, its ability to fix dirty claims, and its online bill pay options. With revenue management at the top of most HME companies' operational priorities, the integration of ZirMed in TIMS software will be of immense value to all our users."

"Claim backlogs and long collection times are challenges many HME providers face. ZirMed is designed specifically to help minimize these issues, resulting in improved cash flow and profitability," said Jerry Merritt, president and chief executive officer of ZirMed Inc. "We look forward to extending our online suite of products to CU's customer base, and to giving them the business efficiency so critical to today's healthcare provider community."

Showcasing at MedTrade

Computers Unlimited and ZirMed will be showcasing their products October 27-30 at the MedTrade Conference & Expo, to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. ZirMed will be demonstrating its revenue cycle management suite from its exhibit in Booth 1123, while CU will be demonstrating the TIMS software solution in Booth 1352.

For more information about Computers Unlimited and ZirMed, visit the companies' exhibits or their Web sites at www.cu.net and www.zirmed.com.

About ZirMed:

Founded in 1999, ZirMed is a nationally recognized leader in delivering revenue cycle management solutions to healthcare providers. ZirMed enables healthcare providers to leverage the power of technology to cure administrative burdens and increase cash flow. ZirMed solutions include eligibility verification, credit/debit card processing, check processing, claims management, coding compliancy and reimbursement management, electronic remittance advice, patient statements, patient e-commerce solutions, provider credentialing, and lock box services. ZirMed solutions are designed to complement provider workflow and to provide innovative, creative and flexible solutions for healthcare's most pressing administrative challenges. For more information about ZirMed, visit www.zirmed.com.

About Computers Unlimited:

For over 30 years, Computers Unlimited is a leading software provider of cylinder tracking, management and rental software for industrial gas and welding supply distributors; claims processing, reimbursement and denial management software for Home Medical Equipment providers; integrated order processing solutions for IV drugs and supplies, oral medications and inhalation drugs for infusion therapy and closed pharmacies; and also a supplier of practice management software for audiologists. Their line of Total Information Management System (TIMS) software products helps companies of all sizes, including many industry leaders, run more efficiently and maintain a competitive edge in the markets they serve throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Europe.

Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Bret Coons
    S&S Public Relations
    847.415.9316
    Email Contact

    COMPUTERS UNLIMITED CONTACT:
    Heidi Thometz
    VP/Sales
    Computers Unlimited
    406.255.9550
    Email Contact

    ZIRMED CONTACT:
    Jim Lacy
    CFO
    ZirMed
    502.779.4302
    Email Contact