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SCI Solutions

April 19, 2016 09:00 ET

SCI Solutions Partners With the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) to Offer Scholarship Program

Patient Access Recipients Will Receive Free Conference Registration and Hotel Accommodations for Annual NAHAM Conferences

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 19, 2016) - SCI Solutions, the health industry's leading patient access and care coordination software firm, today announced the launch of its annual NAHAM scholarship program, starting with five scholarships to the 42nd annual NAHAM Conference happening May 24-27, 2016 in New Orleans.

As part of SCI's Patient Access Matters initiative, these scholarships will cover NAHAM conference registration fees at the member level, as well as a three-night stay at a NAHAM-preferred hotel. NAHAM's Annual Conference and Exposition provides patient access professionals the opportunity to come together to share industry learnings and network with peers and potential customers. Attendees benefit from 20 learning workshops, notable keynote speakers, educational symposia and pre-conference sessions designed to address some of the most pressing topics in the industry.

"We recognize patient access professionals to be the first, and one of the most crucial, points of contact that most patients have with the health system," said Jamie Gier, Chief Marketing Officer of SCI Solutions. "Because of their impact on every patient's experience, it's crucial that these dedicated professionals have the opportunity to attend educational events like the NAHAM annual conference to continue providing excellent service to patients across the health care spectrum."

Patient access professionals interested in applying to receive one of these scholarships must complete an application detailing his or her need for the assistance, learning objectives for the event, anticipated career impact and an example of a project he or she suggested or implemented to improve a patient access process. A panel of NAHAM reviewers will select the recipients. The deadline to apply for a scholarship to the 42nd annual conference is Friday, April 29, 2016; however, this program will also be offered on an ongoing basis for future NAHAM annual conferences. For more information and to apply, please visit https://naham.site-ym.com/page/Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will not be eligible to apply in subsequent years.

"Creating lasting partnerships with active community sponsors enables us to dramatically increase our impact on the patient access profession and enhance the programs and services that we make available to our members," said Mike Copps, Executive Director of NAHAM. "We are excited to partner with SCI Solutions to offer this opportunity to the industry's patient access professionals who would benefit greatly from the education and networking they can receive at our annual conference, but have traditionally found it difficult to attend due to budgetary restrictions."

To underscore the valuable work of patient access professionals, SCI recently unveiled its Patient Access Matters initiative: a website dedicated to promoting professional contributions. Patientaccessmaters.com highlights stories about exceptional patient access work being done across multiple roles, including registration, insurance verification, financial counseling and scheduling. For more information on contributing to the website, read the official blog post.

About SCI Solutions
SCI Solutions improves the health of the healthcare system by enabling provider networks to gain economic value through better community-based care coordination. By operating a cloud-based service for more than 10,000 physician practices and 700 hospitals, health systems and imaging centers, in 275 geographic markets across the United States, SCI connects health systems beyond their traditional boundaries to their community partners in ways big IT systems can't. Provider networks utilize SCI's service to coordinate patient care transitions, obtain insurance pre-authorization, schedule patients, automate referrals and manage orders. An integrated and easy-to-use business analytics toolset identifies opportunities and monitors performance. As a result, healthcare organizations experience increased outpatient revenue, better coordinated care and greater physician satisfaction. For more information, visit scisolutions.com.

About National Association of Healthcare Access Management
 
The National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) is the leading resource in Patient Access Services. The association establishes best practices and subject matter expertise; provides an array of networking, education, and certification opportunities; and enables its members to influence and promote high quality delivery of Patient Access Services. NAHAM administrates the Certified Healthcare Access Manager (CHAM) and Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA) Examinations as well as Certification maintenance for its members. For more information on NAHAM, please visit www.naham.org.

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