SOURCE: Cincom Systems, Inc.

July 18, 2005 12:59 ET

TriHealth Selects Cincom's Intelligent Guided Registration Solution to Reduce Denial Rates and Claim Rework

CINCINNATI, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 18, 2005 -- Cincom Systems announces that TriHealth Inc., on behalf of Bethesda Hospital, Inc. and Good Samaritan Hospital of Cincinnati has selected Cincom's Intelligent Guided Registration (IGR) solution to streamline its registration processes, decrease errors and reduce insurance eligibility claim denial rates.

Using Cincom's IGR Solution, TriHealth will equip the registration staff with access to real-time decision support and guide the selection of insurance "mnemonics" or codes. Cincom's solution will also assist collection of other information such as Medicare Secondary Payer questions. The improved registration process will reduce registration data errors, claim payment delays and denial rework efforts. In addition, it will improve registrar compliance, training and employee satisfaction, thus impacting turnover rates that directly affect efficiency.

Yvonne Focke, RN, BSN, MBA and Director of Access and Care Management for TriHealth, comments, "Cincom has demonstrated that they understand our specific problems as we attempt to capture and enter accurate information. They can deliver an innovative solution that adds specific value with no need to interfere with our existing systems."

She further adds, "The constant change of our complex registration and payer environment requires healthcare providers to ask their registration staffs to understand and remember a myriad of business details not covered by the Health Information System (HIS) or registration system. The Cincom IGR solution will capture and personalize all of these business rules and special-case details into a solution that guides registrars to ask all of the right questions at the right time."

"Our registrars at TriHealth cannot remember every special variation that they encounter in a given day. The Cincom IGR solution prompts and assists with compliance and tracks all of the business rules, changes and details. Every Director of Patient Access or Registration will welcome this solution as a valuable addition to their existing systems."

Cincom's IGR Solution helps Healthcare Providers prevent errors at the front end of the registration process to avoid denials and reduce rework. It enhances the existing registration systems by empowering the registrars with the ability to gather and process the correct patient and insurance information without depending upon memory, thus avoiding mistakes that result in costly rework, denials or delays in payment.

About TriHealth

TriHealth's mission is to improve the health status of the people it serves, and its vision is to set the pace as a financially strong healthcare operating company that services one in four people in the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana tri-state region.

With more than 7,000 employees, 2,000 physicians and 1,600 volunteers dedicated to delivering personalized, compassionate care, TriHealth performs in excess of 2,500 registrations a day.

About Cincom

For nearly 40 years, Cincom's software and services have helped thousands of clients worldwide simplify the management of complex business processes. Cincom specializes in the five areas of business where simplification brings the greatest value to managers who want to grow revenue, control costs, minimize risk, and achieve rapid ROI better than their competitors.

Cincom serves thousands of clients on six continents including BlueCross BlueShield, BJC Healthcare, Citibank, Companion Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern Mutual and Penn State University.

For more information about Cincom's products and services, contact Cincom at 1-800-2CINCOM (USA only), send an e-mail to info@cincom.com, or visit the company's website at www.cincom.com.

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