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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 900,000 active providers, 2,700 hospitals, 675 vendor partners and all health plans nationwide
  • Core products include Availity Revenue Cycle Management, Patient Access, Advanced Clearinghouse, Web Portal
  • HITRUST certified, EHNAC certified

Availity delivers collections guidance for providers
Availity has released a new ebook to help physician practices and hospitals better manage the complex payment processes associated with both patient-pay and health plan reimbursement cycles. Read more


Availity completes second HITRUST certification
Availity has earned its second Common Security Framework (CSF) certification from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). In 2012, Availity was the first health information network to achieve the distinction. Read more


Availity engages emids to develop health IT delivery center

Availity and emids announce plans to establish a technology center in Nashville, Tennessee, reinforcing Availity’s commitment to Nashville after last month’s acquisition of RevPoint Health Technologies. Read more


Availity acquires RevPoint, adds Patient Access capabilities to Revenue Cycle Suite

Availity, one of the nation’s leading health information networks, today announced it has acquired Nashville, Tennessee-based RevPoint Healthcare Technologies, an innovative provider of revenue cycle tools that increase patient collections at the beginning of the revenue cycle process. Read more


Availity recognized for excellence in network management

Availity, one of the nation’s leading health information networks, announced today that it has received full accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) under its Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP).
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Study reveals provider concerns with value-based payment models

While 75% of providers currently participate in at least one value-based payment model, and more than 60% expect them to become the dominant payment model, fewer than 30% believe they offer a good level of reward for the risk. Read more


Availity and WellPoint complete key phase of provider web portal conversion

Availity and WellPoint, Inc. have completed the migration of portal activity of participating providers in WellPoint’s affiliated health plans in California, Colorado, Nevada, and New York to the Availity Web Portal. Read more


Availity achieves outstanding first quarter growth

Sales of Availity’s revenue cycle management solutions increased by 30% in new physician customers, with revenue bookings growth of nearly 60% as compared to the first quarter last year. The strong growth was bolstered by the demand for tools to help physicians manage revenue cycle changes related to government mandates, and by the market shift to value-based payment models. Read more


Availity and PaySpan partner to automate provider reimbursements

Availity, one of the nation’s leading health information networks, and PaySpan, Inc., the leading provider of health care reimbursement and payment automation services, today announced a partnership to integrate PaySpan’s platform for electronic provider reimbursement within the Availity Health Information Network®. Read more


Deaconess Health System integrates network with Availity

Deaconess Health System has selected Availity to provide clearinghouse and revenue cycle management services for its five southern Indiana hospitals, 20 primary care locations and several specialty facilities, replacing multiple technology platforms with one solution that satisfies the needs of the entire enterprise. Read more


Availity teams up with Precyse and HealthStream

Availity is offering its 350,000 medical provider customers a portable, customizable training program to help physician office staff prepare for massive industrywide changes in medical coding and reimbursement expected next year with ICD-10. Read more


Keep cash flowing through ICD-10 with Availity

Converting to the new ICD-10 code set will affect every corner of a medical office’s operations, yet many of the businesses required to make the transition on Oct. 1 are using software that leaves them unprepared – and vulnerable to billing and reimbursement disruptions. Read more


Eastman joins Availity as Chief Financial Officer

Health information network Availity has named Nate Eastman as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective March 10, 2014. Eastman brings more than 16 years of experience in financial leadership, and has a history of excellence as a strategic business partner in high growth, complex business environments. Read more


Availity Revenue Cycle Management garners outstanding customer satisfaction ratings

“Our Client Account Manager is off the charts!” captures the spirit of Availity’s annual revenue cycle management customer satisfaction program. More than a survey, Availity’s program focuses on putting the customer first by identifying and responding to key needs and opportunities for improvement throughout its business, with its Client Account Managers (CAM) playing a central role. Read more


Availity CEO Russ Thomas appointed to eHealth Initiative board of directors

Availity announces the appointment of Russ Thomas, its chief executive officer, to the eHealth Initiative (eHI) board of directors. At eHI, a Washington D.C. based non-profit, Thomas will serve a three-year term with other leaders who share a vision to increase the quality of health care through meaningful enhancements in technology. Read more


Availity offers auto-posting service
Availity announces a new service offering from MediStreams which will automate one more process in the medical billing workflow, saving health care businesses time and giving them improved ability to search through information. The MediStreams service complements Availity’s core product lines, all of which automate administrative processes and help medical professionals run healthier businesses. Read more


Availity completes enterprise rebranding, launches new website
Availity announces the completion of an extensive rebranding to highlight the value in delivering revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations. Read more


RevPoint unveils industry’s most dynamic revenue cycle management technology solution
RevPoint Healthcare Technologies, a leading revenue cycle management company, today announced the launch of its next generation SmartCycle technology, an advanced revenue cycle management solution that enables healthcare providers to increase overall cash collections, enhance employee performance and improve patient satisfaction. Read more


Availity announces ICD-10 readiness
Availity announces that it is fully prepared to meet the Oct. 1, 2014 deadline for ICD-10, a federal mandate that requires all providers and HIPAA-covered entities use an updated code set to bill for health care services. As Availity helps prepare customers and business partners for a smooth and coordinated transition, the health information network is offering training, testing, tools and other valuable resources to support customer needs. Read more


Availity and AltaPoint integrate to improve physician revenue cycle
Health information network Availity and AltaPoint, a certified EHR and practice management company, announce the successful integration of Availity’s clearinghouse and revenue cycle workflow solutions into AltaPoint’s practice management system. The companies are working together to provide AltaPoint clients with the most efficient suite of revenue cycle management services possible. Read more


10/21/13 Kovalick joins Availity as Vice President of Portfolio Operations
Stephanie Kovalick has been named VP of Portfolio Operations for Availity; she will lead the development and implementation of Availity’s product roadmap. She has extensive workflow, product management and market expertise in the health care revenue cycle industry. Read more


10/10/13 Availity logs record traffic at MGMA 2013 Annual Conference
More than 1,500 health care professionals visited the Availity booth this week during the Medical Group Management Association 2013 Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif., expressing a keen interest in revenue cycle management and related performance management capabilities. Read more


9/18/13 Florida’s largest health plan achieves cleaner inbound claims with new tool
Florida Blue fine-tunes edits to gain higher auto-adjudication rates, fewer rejections.
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9/10/13 Study of providers reveals risk for market disruption with move to value-based care
Growth expectations and operational readiness may not be aligned; providers and health plans highlight need for automated information exchange. Read more


 9/03/13 Revenue cycle management company unveils new name
Revenue cycle management company nTelagent, Inc., based in Nashville, has changed its name to RevPoint Healthcare Technologies, officials announced today. Read more


7/23/13 NextGen® Healthcare and Availity introduce health plan data sharing program
Availity collaborates on a program enabling physicians to exchange clinical data and patient care summaries with the health plan through integration with the NextGen(R) Ambulatory EHR. Read more


5/22/13 Medigistics improves outcomes with Availity comparative analytics
Medigistics, a medical billing and accounts receivable management company, is gaining a competitive edge by comparing and improving key business health metrics using Availity’s comparative analytics tool for revenue cycle management. Read more


5/15/13 Kusserow named new board chair
The Board of Managers has named Paul B. Kusserow, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Development Officer for Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), as the next chairman of Availity’s Board of Managers. Kusserow succeeds Joe Grantham, who has been Availity’s Chairman since 2004. Read more


5/9/13 Study reports on health plan readiness for value-based payment models
Nearly 60% of health plans surveyed forecast that more than half of their business will be supported by value-based payment models in the next five years. Read more


4/18/13 Availity and Greenway apply interoperability to improve health care delivery
Project with Florida Blue aims to deliver collaborative health care, by presenting integrated patient medical information at the point of care. Integration streamlines quality reporting for Florida physicians, and improves care coordination for members. Read more


4/2/13 Lindgren joins Availity as SVP of Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Health information network Availity has named Karin J. Lindgren as its Senior Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel. In addition to overseeing legal, audit and regulatory functions, Lindgren serves as chief compliance officer and corporate secretary. Read more


3/28/13 Availity to help create updated WEDI guidelines, shape the future of health information exchange
“I think it is appropriate on the 20th anniversary of the WEDI Report to […] draft a new roadmap to guide the next generation of healthcare information exchange that will lead to transforming the delivery of healthcare and improving the efficiency of the nation’s health system in the years ahead.” the Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. Read more


3/14/13 Availity and RemitDATA help physicians analyze and improve business health metrics
Availity with its subsidiary, RealMed and RemitDATA, Inc., introduced a new revenue cycle tool for physicians to benchmark key business health metrics against state and national peers, and improve business performance. Read more

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