Emdeon gets high score in KLAS report

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Healthcare research firm KLAS has given Emdeon an 89.4-point score in its Enterprise Patient Access report for this year, the healthcare technology company said Wednesday.

Emdeon said it scored highly among vendors offering software systems for preauthorization, verification, electronic orders management and other services when KLAS polled healthcare providers in connection with the report.

"Effectively managing patient access has always been critical for hospitals to ensure they will be paid appropriately for the services they provide," Emdeon EVP revenue cycle solutions Ulrich Brechbuhl said. "With millions more people becoming eligible for coverage under the [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act], Emdeon continues to help our customers maximize their cash flow by providing solutions to ensure providers collect everything they are due from patients with existing benefits coverage, as well as get uninsured and underinsured patients enrolled in benefits."

Emdeon's products include Patient Access Master and Emdeon Enrollment and Eligibility Services, which are designed to simplify the collection and validation of patient information and allow access to patient eligibility and financial informaiton before or during registration.

"As the single largest clinical, financial and administrative health information exchange in the United States, Emdeon is uniquely positioned to address the pending influx of currently uninsured and underinsured patients who may qualify for Medicaid or be able to access health insurance by purchasing coverage via the [Affordable Care Act] insurance exchangings beginning Jan. 1, 2014," Brechbuhl said.