SOURCE: ZirMed

August 24, 2010 08:00 ET

ZirMed Launches New Self-Sign Up Feature for Patient Notebook Electronic Medical Account Management

Patients Can Now Enroll Themselves Online to Receive and Pay Medical Bills Electronically, Streamlining Office Workflow, Reducing Errors and Enhancing Privacy

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  ZirMed®, a leading national provider of revenue cycle management solutions for healthcare providers, today announced the addition of a first-of-its-kind new self-sign up capability for Patient Notebook, ZirMed's online electronic billing and patient medical account management solution. The self-sign up function allows patients to enroll themselves to receive and pay their medical bills electronically for multiple healthcare providers in a single convenient, secure location.

With the new self-sign up feature, patients not only enjoy the convenience and privacy of enrolling for the service from the comfort of their own home, but healthcare practices also benefit from the improved workflow, reduced paperwork and cost savings of having more patients enroll in electronic bill presentment.

"Self-subscription had been a major hurdle due to HIPAA regulations and logistical concerns, but we've been able to overcome these challenges to offer a new level of convenience and efficiency to both the provider and the patient," said Jim Lacy, ZirMed CFO. "As healthcare evolves into a more consumer-driven industry, this new feature demonstrates our view of giving patients more transparency into the payment process. Our approach is a fundamental step in giving patients control over their healthcare information, both financial and clinical."

The new self-enrollment feature allows patients to sign up online to receive billing statements and pay bills at www.patientnotebook.com. Prior to this capability, office staff had to ask patients to sign up and enroll at the office. With the self-sign up feature, the office has the flexibility to continue to enroll patients or direct them to Patient Notebook to sign themselves up for this service.

For more information about Patient Notebook visit www.zirmed.com or www.patientnotebook.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/pr. 

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