MEA|NEA Acquires The White Stone Group

MEA|NEA, the recognized leader in secure health information exchange for medical and dental providers, announced today that it has acquired The White Stone Group, Inc., a best-in class provider of healthcare communication management solutions. This move positions the company to create a single, highly-integrated platform for the secure exchange of protected health information and communication management between patients, providers, payers and health plans.

“Together, our solutions will enable clients to more effectively manage critical patient information that typically resides outside the electronic health record, closing the gaps in documentation and improving the continuum of care through a fully accessible patient record.”

The White Stone Group’s products, led by its Trace™ communication suite, strengthen and complement MEA|NEA’s current portfolio of HIPAA-compliant solutions for health information exchange and revenue cycle management. Combining the two proven technology solutions gives clients a one-stop-shop for the secure exchange of health information and the efficient management of healthcare communication including voice, fax, image, data and electronic documents. Customers will benefit by seeing a reduction in denied claims, improved cash flow, increased up-front collections, reduced readmissions, and improved HCAHPS scores.

“We are committed to empowering medical and dental providers, payers, health plans and partners to achieve efficiency and cost-savings through a robust offering of electronic healthcare communication and secure information exchange solutions,” said Lindy Benton, president and CEO of MEA|NEA. “Together, our solutions will enable clients to more effectively manage critical patient information that typically resides outside the electronic health record, closing the gaps in documentation and improving the continuum of care through a fully accessible patient record.”

The combined company has more than 1 million customers across the medical and dental markets, and going forward, will form two complementary business units focused on providers, patients, payers and health plans – one in the dental space, the other in the medical space – and will maintain operations in Norcross, Georgia, and Knoxville, Tennessee.

About MEA|NEA

MEA|NEA, an industry leader in revenue cycle enhancement for payers and providers, manages the secure exchange of health information, providing critical functionality to health plans, payers, and medical and dental providers. MEA|NEA solutions facilitate the secure exchange of medical/dental records and documentation between payers and providers for payment integrity, risk adjustment, audit tracking, performance/quality measures, and claim attachments improving revenue cycles and reducing claim denials. www.mea-fast.com | www.nea-fast.com

About The White Stone Group, Inc.

The White Stone Group, Inc. partners with a growing base of more than 400 active hospitals and health systems nationwide. Best practices are hardwired through technology solutions to help hospitals improve financial performance, physician/staff alignment, patient experience, compliance and patient safety/quality. www.TWSG.com.

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