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IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2019-- For healthcare providers, the laborious process of registering patients, estimating costs, collecting up-front payments, reducing denials and securing overall financial clearance is challenging, requiring the immediate need for efficiency and improved workflow. As deductibles rise, patient demand for cost transparency prior to service is skyrocketing. To meet these needs, NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXGN), the leading provider of ambulatory-only technology solutions, and Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, have collaborated to offer clients NextGen® Pre-Service Solutions.

In theory, healthcare consumerism is a straight-forward idea: Shifting costs to consumers, typically in the form of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), will give them an incentive to make informed, judicious decisions about the healthcare services they purchase. In practice, consumers have been slow to shop for health care based on price, despite high enrollment levels in HDHPs, with the National Center for Health Statistics reporting that nearly 40 percent of consumers purchased private HDHPs in 2016, up from 26 percent in 2011.

medQ, Inc. and Availity announced an agreement to provide Availity Patient Access and AuthPal services through the Q/ris 3000 workflow suite of products. With this integration, Q/ris 3000 will quickly process physician orders, obtain prior authorizations, and verify insurance for all diagnostic imaging procedures. In addition, the Q/ris 3000 integrated app will also calculate how much patients will owe for that exam to ensure they are aware of their financial obligations prior to arrival for the procedure.

Starting Monday, Jacksonville-based Availity LLC and about 400 employees will operate at its new headquarters offices at Town Center One. Until then, most employees will work from home as the move is completed to the newly constructed building at 5555 Gate Parkway, across Butler Boulevard from St. Johns Town Center.

Stamford, CT, June 11, 2018 – FUJIFILM Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Imaging and Medical Informatics solutions, announced a new collaboration in its health IT portfolio to enhance access for clinicians and patients. Fujifilm has joined forces with Availity, the nation’s largest payer and provider engagement network, to provide an integrated solution for patient financial engagement and automated insurance pre-authorizations. Both vendors recently attended the RBMA conference and highlighted their new partnership.

Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, named Damien Creavin its new Chief Technology Officer. Availity’s New Chief Technology Officer Brings a Fresh Perspective to Healthcare.

Availity, the nation’s largest HITRUST-certified health information network, and IDS, a leader in healthcare cloud information management services, announced the successful integration of Availity’s pre-service authorization and patient access solutions into AbbaDox RIS, the cloud-based health information management platform developed by IDS.

The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) announced their selection of Gaine Healthcare and Availity as the technology vendors for the launch of the statewide Provider Directory Utility (PDU). The first of its kind in the state, the PDU will offer a centralized, cloud-based platform for providers and health plans to update, manage, and exchange their provider data.

George Orwell wrote, “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” This is health care’s problem. We have spent — and will continue to spend — billions of dollars developing, buying and marketing state-of-the-art technology designed to create care that is transparent, cost-effective and patient-centered. However, in our pursuit of the future, we’re overlooking foundational elements that make the health-care system patients deserve more difficult to achieve.