SOURCE: GroupOne Health Source, Inc.

GroupOne Health Source, Inc.

November 28, 2012 09:47 ET

St. Joseph Selects GroupOne for EHR Medical Billing Services

One of Northern Texas's Healthcare Leaders Chooses Leading Medical RCM Firm and EHR Billing Specialist for Medical Practice Billing Services

JEFFERSON CITY, MO--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2012) - GroupOne Health Source, a medical revenue cycle management firm specializing in billing services on electronic health record (EHR) systems, was selected by St. Joseph Health System as the medical billing services provider for its approximately 80 healthcare providers. Located in the Brazos Valley of Texas, St. Joseph has over 600 licensed beds among its seven regional locations.

GroupOne is an expert at providing medical billing services to users of the eClinicalWorks® electronic health records system and a variety of other EHR systems. St. Joseph has been an eClinicalWorks user since 2008 as well as a user of another EHR platform. St. Joseph recognized the benefit of aligning their providers' billing procedures with a revenue cycle management firm skilled with the eClinicalWorks EHR platform and modern EHR systems in general.

"As a leader in the medical billing industry, we felt that GroupOne could help us streamline our billing procedures and improve our bottom line," said Sam Fulton, Director of Revenue Management with St. Joseph. "Not only does GroupOne have experience in eClinicalWorks and EHR implementations, but we also researched their credentials as a multi-specialty medical billing partner in a variety of practice settings. Their EHR revenue cycle management experience proved to be an attractive solution for our needs." 

As a top EHR implementation firm and an everyday eCW user, GroupOne has a unique advantage when overseeing the billing operations of a complex, multi-specialty health network that utilizes a modern EHR system. It's a significant advantage to have eClinicalWorks and EHR revenue cycle management experts assisting with maximizing medical billing collections. Beyond the premium medical billing services, GroupOne can provide valuable knowledge to clients regarding EHR workflow best practices and detailed, customized analytics reporting in real-time.

"Our unique expertise as an affordable but high quality EHR revenue cycle management firm is unmatched in the medical billing industry," said Dianne Swanson, president and co-founder of GroupOne. "Given the multitude of recent changes and the rapidly increasing complexities of the industry, the difficulty of balancing high quality patient care with the business side of medicine is not an easy task for contemporary medical practices. We are excited to enter this partnership with St. Joe's as they continue their leadership in the provision of quality health care services."

"With margins decreasing in medical practices and hospital networks across the nation, we at St. Joseph saw a great opportunity to partner with a proven leader in the medical billing industry," said Mr. Fulton. "We believe this partnership with GroupOne will assist us with our mission as a leading health care provider in the state and position our health network for continued expansion over the next decade."

About GroupOne Health Source, Inc.
Founded in 1991, GroupOne Health Source is a full-service medical billing, transcription, technology and consulting firm. GroupOne's "Best in Class" services have been recognized by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) in the association's list of top medical business service organizations. GroupOne has extensive experience in all aspects of healthcare practice management and maintains a diverse client base across the U.S.

GroupOne Health Source is a "Gold Certified" distribution, installation, training, and implementation partner of the Meaningful Use certified eClinicalWorks® system. In 2011 GroupOne was named a top eClinicalWorks value added reseller in the nation by implementing the largest number of providers.

For more information about GroupOne or to register for various online demonstrations, visit http://www.grouponehealthsource.com

About St. Joseph Health System
St. Joseph Health System is an integrated local healthcare system, with facilities in the seven county primary service area of the Brazos Valley. The majority of health services are delivered at the main campus, St. Joseph Regional Health Center, in Bryan, Texas. This facility provides inpatient and outpatient care and major clinical specialties such as oncology, cardiovascular, and neurosciences for comprehensive inpatient and outpatient specialized care to cancer, heart, neurosurgery and neurology patients. St. Joseph Regional Health Center is the only Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley.

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