SOURCE: ZirMed; Altex Business Solutions

ZirMed; Altex Business Solutions

February 03, 2011 09:03 ET

ZirMed Partners With Altex Business Solutions to Offer Revenue Cycle Management Solutions

Medical Practices Benefit From Altex's Sales and Support of EMR/EHR and Practice Management Software Combined With ZirMed's End-to-End Billing and Payment Service Suite

LOUISVILLE, KY and HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - ZirMed, a specialist in revenue cycle management solutions for healthcare providers, and Altex Business Solutions, a leading regional provider of practice management software and electronic health record systems, today announced a business partnership that will allow Altex clients to benefit from ZirMed's end-to-end payment management capabilities. Through the joint solution, Altex's customers can expect to receive more revenue more quickly through streamlined workflows, reduced errors, and more complete management of the reimbursement process.

Altex offers a variety of solutions to ease in adoption of electronic medical records and allow their clients to qualify for the ARRA Stimulus Package incentives, including Medisoft Clinical, LytecMD, and Practice Partner software.

Altex's award-winning team makes it easy for small practices, new facilities, established clinics, and even large practices to increase their efficiency. ZirMed's proven services further increase their effectiveness by optimizing the revenue cycle, resulting in increased revenue and net profit improvement. ZirMed also helps overcome the ongoing obstacles presented by the continually shifting regulatory landscape, healthcare reimbursement changes, and the emergence of consumer-driven healthcare.

"The combined technologies offered by Altex and ZirMed will greatly enhance the electronic billing features in the PM and EMR/EHR solutions we market and support," said Lee Orsag, Owner of Altex. "Altex clients now simply process charges entered in EHR/PM, and the integrated ZirMed system automatically pulls and translates them to clean claims which are then submitted to payers. From there, using the unique claims history function, clients can monitor their claims' statuses at every step until reimbursement is complete. Bottom line, ZirMed offers our clients more control over their entire revenue cycle management function."

"More than 800 clients have already experienced the benefits of using ZirMed with Medisoft and Lytec systems," said Jerry Merritt, Chief Executive Officer of ZirMed. "For several years we have had an informal working relationship with Altex solutions on behalf of our mutual clients. Together we now proudly offer a seamless integrated solution complete with automated batch pulls and batch eligibility. We are excited about expanding our relationship based on our matching philosophies to provide top-notch solutions coupled with continued exceptional customer service, as evidenced in KLAS 2010 survey report which indicated 100% of ZirMed clients surveyed would purchase ZirMed solutions again. Client satisfaction will remain priority one as joint clients are served."

About ZirMed:
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, 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

About Altex:
Altex Business Solutions is one of the leading providers of Electronic Medical Records software, Practice Management software, Dell hardware and Cisco networking solutions for every category of Physician practices for over 17 years. Altex Business Solutions currently supports more than 2000 McKesson, Medisoft, Lytec, Practice Partner practice management and EHR customers nationwide with office locations in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and Seattle. Visit for more information.

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