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Availity operates one of the nation’s largest health information networks. With origins in a collaborative effort between two of the country’s leading payers, we have taken the insights from our founders, combined it with a spirit of innovation and earned our place as a leader in the health information business. Through our expansive network, we deliver revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations.

  • Founded in 2001
  • Russ Thomas, CEO
  • Headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla. with offices in Richardson, Texas, Indianapolis, Ind. and  Nashville, Tenn.
  • More than 600 employees
  • Network extends to more than 350,000 active providers, 2,700 hospitals, 575 vendor partners and all health plans nationwide
  • Core products include Availity Revenue Cycle Management, Patient Access, Advanced Clearinghouse, Web Portal
  • HITRUST certified, EHNAC certified

12/11/12 Availity selects Juniper Networks to deliver secure information and support healthcare reform
“We value a technology leader that understands the network communication needs unique to health care organizations. Our close collaboration with Juniper enabled us to create a system that is compliant with the strictest regulatory measures for security and yet provides us flexibility and scale to meet the demands of our market. The QFabric deployment will allow us to launch versatile and efficient health information services to help the health care system achieve better quality, performance and resiliency without burdening cost,” said Trent Gavazzi, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Availity. Read more

 

10/1/12 FL agency launches online personal health records for Medicaid recipients
Florida Medicaid recipients can use the My Florida Health eBook to track information about health care visits, procedures, medications, immunizations and more, thanks to an innovative partnership between the Agency, Availity, HealthTrio LLC, and Healthwise.
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9/20/12 Availity achieves EHNAC Healthcare Network Accreditation
Health information network Availity today announced it has achieved renewed accreditation with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body that recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions. Read more

 

9/10/12 Availity and Medecision innovate to improve care transitions, reduce preventable hospital readmissions
Hospital information sent to care managers in real-time, for most effective intervention. Helps ensure a smooth transition of care, improve outcomes.
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7/31/12 Availity’s “ICD-10 Webinar Series” delivers free education for physicians
The ICD-10 Webinar Series, which will feature national health care industry experts and address key issues associated with the new medical code set, kicks off Aug. 23. The series is complimentary for medical industry professionals, thanks to sponsorships by Scrubin Uniforms and Florida Blue, in partnership with RealMed, an Availity company. Read more

 

6/20/12 RealMed solution delivers savings for WellPoint, improved revenue cycle for physicians
After completing a highly successful pilot program, (which resulted in up to 30% reductions in paper claims, phone calls, denials, and pended claims), WellPoint will expand its sponsorship of RealMed – Availity’s revenue cycle management solution – across all of its markets. WellPoint will work with RealMed to continuously improve workflow rules and editing within its claims processes, to improve its first-pass clean claims and auto-adjudication rates for physicians, further improving the physician revenue cycle and speed of payment. Read more

 

6/19/12 Availity expands network with clinical capabilities and connectivity
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Health information network Availity today launched its suite of expanded clinical documentation capabilities, announcing that four major health plans, seven vendor partners, and multiple physician groups and hospitals are live and successfully utilizing these solutions across its network. The solution suite automates the costly, manual exchange of clinical information needed to support today’s revenue cycle, as well as emerging value-based payment models and quality improvement programs. The announcement comes as Availity participates in the annual conference for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more

 

6/5/12 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Brings cost savings and administrative efficiencies to Colorado physicians and hospitals
DENVER – June 5, 2012 – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado today announced its participation in Availity, a leading health information network that more than 12,000 health care providers in Colorado can now access for eligibility checks, claims submission and other electronic transactions. Read more

 

6/5/12 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Brings cost savings and administrative efficiencies to Nevada physicians and hospitals
LAS VEGAS – June 5, 2012 – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada today announced its participation in Availity, a leading health information network that more than 4,000 health care providers in Nevada can now access for eligibility checks, claims submission and other electronic transactions.
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5/23/12 Miller joins Availity as SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development
Health information network Availity has named Ryan Miller as its Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Miller, whose emphasis will be to drive strategies for growth through core business scale and diversification, brings 15 years’ experience in strategy development, with a significant background in business development, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Read more

 

3/27/12 Reece joins Availity as Vice President of Human Resources
Health information network Availity has named Susan Reece as its new Vice President of Human Resources, to underscore the importance of human capital for continued growth under the company’s newly installed CEO, Russ Thomas. Read more

 

2/23/12 Adventist Health System accelerates revenue receipt, improves workflow
RealMed helped Adventist Health System achieve 17 percent better time-to-payment, automated workflows, and standardization across multiple physician practices and seven central billing offices, according to a case study released today at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society’s Annual Conference. Read more

 

1/31/12 Availity achieves HITRUST Certification
“HITRUST certification effectively tells business partners that Availity takes protecting their clients’ data seriously” said Chris Hourihan, director at Meditology Services, an Atlanta-based health care IT and risk management firm. “From Availity’s standpoint, that means fewer audits, allowing the company to focus on other things, like helping to reduce the cost of health care nationwide.” Read more