Availity recently announced that Deaconess Health System 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 enterprise.

We’re proud to have their trust and business, and include them among the hospitals and health systems that have realized the greater value we can bring to their business. But that’s not the only reason we chose to announce this particular sale. We see in Deaconess an increasingly common scenario among health systems that have grown through acquisitions of physician practices – disparate billing and payment systems that can create operational challenges in cost, security and privacy, and technical support.

We know there are many more of you out there trying to find solutions to large-scale, complex operational challenges in information technology. And by telling their story, we hope to demonstrate a real-life example of how we are helping medical organizations simplify the business of health care administration.

 Availity, which has a long history of business with physician practices and billing services, is expanding quickly into the hospital space to address problems specific to the claim and payment phases of hospital and integrated/networked physician practice reimbursement.

Deaconess, which used Availity’s Revenue Cycle Management system for its physician practices for the past five years, wanted to achieve a seamless exchange of information across the enterprise. Deaconess had amassed several different systems during that time, and wanted to achieve greater consistency through one vendor. The health system required a flexible, scalable solution for its hospitals and practices that also integrated with Epic, its enterprise practice management system. We were pleased to see the integration go smoothly, and get Deaconess on the fast track to reducing the cost and complexity of managing multiple disparate systems.

You can read more about how to leverage one system for facilities and practices here, or contact us for more information about how Availity can help you.