In 2001, a team of forward-thinking professionals at Florida Blue and Humana sought to empower physicians and other Florida health care professionals with a smarter approach to their daily business transactions with health plans. Their goal was to connect providers of care with multiple health plans through a secure, internet-based, HIPAA-compliant network. The network would allow for automation of the most common business transactions, so physicians could return their attentions to patients, not paperwork.
More than a decade later, Availity is one of the leading health information networks in the country, optimizing information exchange between multiple health care stakeholders through a single, secure network. The Availity® Health Information Network encompasses business, revenue cycle management and clinical services, and supports nationwide real-time and batch electronic data interchange via the Web and through business-to-business integration.
We've shown that our collaborative model, dynamic technological innovation and in-depth understanding of the health care industry works. Availity now delivers health information solutions to a growing network that currently includes more than 200,000 physicians and providers of care, 1,000 hospitals, 1,300 health plans and 450 industry partners. Most importantly, we're reaching the goal of making health care about patients, not paperwork.
"Availity has saved our practice time and money, helped increase our collections, helped educate our patients and staff, streamline our office procedures, and it's all available for free. What a wonderful and valuable tool."