SOURCE: Somnia Inc.

Somnia Inc.

April 09, 2014 09:49 ET

Somnia Anesthesia Partners With McKesson Business Performance Services to Strengthen Revenue Cycle Management

Unique Partnership Will Serve Somnia's Current and Future Customers

NEW ROCHELLE, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Somnia Anesthesia ("Somnia"), one of the nation's leading physician-owned and operated anesthesia management providers, has entered into a new strategic partnership with McKesson Business Performance Services ("McKesson"). McKesson is the oldest and largest pharmaceutical distribution and healthcare services company in the U.S. and works with healthcare organizations to improve overall business operations and deliver better care to patients.

Under the agreement, McKesson will support Somnia's expertise nationwide with comprehensive revenue cycle management services designed to help hospitals, surgery centers, and office-based surgical facilities achieve optimal operational and financial results. McKesson and Somnia will partner on a range of key anesthesia-specific initiatives as part of the arrangement, including provider education, quality management, data aggregation and reporting. 

"The McKesson name in healthcare predates the very discovery of anesthesia by nearly 20 years and their DNA can be found in any operating facility, regardless of whether it is a hospital, surgery center, or doctor's office-based facility," said Marc Koch, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Somnia.

Somnia took a broad look at the macro healthcare space, where the future showed a more intense focus on regulatory, statutory and operational compliance. They recognized that optimal preparedness was best achieved by partnering with McKesson, whose expertise in anesthesia revenue cycle management will better serve Somnia's clients.

"As Somnia continues to grow and expand, we could not conceive a better partner to help us maintain our trajectory of service excellence through preparedness for the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow," Dr. Koch said.

"The agreement aligns two industry leaders, combining the clinical and operational expertise of Somnia and the revenue cycle expertise of McKesson," said Pat Leonard, president of McKesson Business Performance Services. "This partnership creates a powerful solution that can help hospitals, surgery centers and other facilities adapt to the rapid changes taking place in anesthesia today," he said. "We look forward to working with Somnia to provide new capabilities and unmatched service to provider organizations nationwide."

About Somnia Anesthesia
Somnia Anesthesia optimizes anesthesia services for healthcare facilities throughout the country by combining clinical excellence with unparalleled management acumen. Owned and operated by anesthesiologists since 1996, Somnia provides a turnkey, solutions-based approach to anesthesia management. With an extensive in-house infrastructure and a single-minded focus on anesthesiology, Somnia builds and manages local anesthesia teams that consistently deliver the highest quality patient care, enhance operating room performance, increase revenues, and achieve full surgeon and patient satisfaction. For more information, visit www.somniainc.com.

About McKesson
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the Fortune 500 list, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. The company partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.

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