December 20, 2010 08:34 ET

ZirMed Receives Highest Score for Online Claims Editing in KLAS Ambulatory Clearinghouse Report

Study Shows 100% of ZirMed Clients Would Purchase Solution Again

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - ZirMed®, a leading provider of Web-based revenue cycle management solutions for healthcare providers, today announced it received the highest score for online claims editing of all the measured clearinghouse services rated in KLAS' 2010 report "Ambulatory Clearinghouse: Loaded Results and Broad Choices for Providers." In the prior 2009 KLAS report covering the ambulatory clearinghouse market segment, ZirMed was tied for the number 2 spot in overall rankings.

"ZirMed scores among the highest for percentage of customers using claims-management tools," said Mark Wagner, author of the report. "Their scores for online claims editing are the highest of the measured clearinghouse services."

ZirMed solutions received the highest or tied for the highest score in 10 of 15 measured categories, including most notably, overall satisfaction, the quality of service staff, and living up to expectations. ZirMed also received a 4.6 rating (out of 5) for overall functional strength, a mark not surpassed by any other vendor.

The company's Web-based solutions streamline and improve major aspects of the healthcare revenue cycle, including patient eligibility verification; claims submission and management; electronic remittances; patient statements (both online and offline); payment processing and business analytics. When deployed by healthcare provider organizations, ZirMed solutions help clients collect more revenue, more quickly, and do so in an efficient technology-enabled manner.

"Whether its regulatory or economic pressures, today's provider organizations are under more pressure than ever to be effective and efficient, not just clinically but also administratively," said Jerry Merritt, CEO of ZirMed. "Our clients know that they can count on us to help them not only survive in times of change and challenge but actually thrive. Our solutions give our clients the financial viability and stability to focus on providing great clinical care to patients."

"We have been a long-time supporter of KLAS and the research they do, as it helps providers identify top partners, thereby making our entire system more efficient. Our team works hard every day to please every client," Merritt added. "KLAS' indication that 100% of our clients they spoke to would purchase our solutions again, is a testament to the dedication and effectiveness of our team."

For more information on the KLAS "Ambulatory Clearinghouse: Loaded Results and Broad Choices for Providers" study, please visit:

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

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