ZirMed, the premier cloud-based enterprise business and clinical performance solution for healthcare, today announced it will be appearing alongside its client, Golden Empire Cardiology, at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 2014 Annual Conference. The two organizations will present an educational session on the best practices for estimating upfront patient responsibility to improve patient satisfaction. The MGMA 2014 Annual Conference is being held from Oct. 26 to Oct. 29 in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 10:15—11:15 a.m. PST, Ric Sinclar, Head of Product at ZirMed, and Cindy Welch, RN, Administrator at Golden Empire Cardiology, will lead the presentation “Estimating Patient Responsibility Improves Satisfaction and Collections.” During the session, Sinclair and Welch will share how the cardiology practice applied a combination of technology and process improvements to increase efficiency and communicate with patients about responsibility. Presenters will also share how calculating upfront estimations increased collections by 20 percent.
“As the industry becomes more focused on patient engagement, it’s imperative that communications on cost and financial responsibilities are not left out of the equation,” said Kim Labow, vice president of marketing at ZirMed. “We are thrilled to present with Cindy, as she shares how Golden Empire Cardiology dealt with the issues surrounding patient financial responsibility to better accommodate visitors to the practice. It is our hope the presentation will motivate attendees to improve patient communication through advancing their organization’s patient payment processes.”
The MGMA 2014 Annual Conference addresses the issues that impact healthcare today for medical groups and physician practices. Conference content areas include: academic practice; career professional and staff development; compliance and risk management; innovation; optimizing technology; patient care and delivery; quality; revenue and cost strategies; strategies for practice sustainability. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn strategies from all content areas, empowering them to improve their organizations and position them to provide the best possible patient care.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) helps create successful medical practices that deliver the highest-quality patient care. As the leading association for medical practice administrators and executives since 1926, MGMA helps improve members’ practices through exclusive member benefits, education, resources, news, information, advocacy, and networking opportunities, and produces some of the most credible and robust medical practice economic data and data solutions in the industry, MGMA advances the profession of medical practice management with its industry-leading board certification and Fellowship programs through the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Through its national membership and 50 state affiliates, MGMA represents more than 33,000 medical practice administrators and executives in practices of all sizes, types, structures and specialties. MGMA is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., with a Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1999, ZirMed is the nation’s only company delivering proven cloud-based business and clinical performance management solutions to meet the challenges of managing population health and optimizing fee-for-service and fee-for-value reimbursements. ZirMed combines innovative software development with the industry’s most advanced transactional network and analytics platform to improve the business and process of healthcare, give organizations a clearer view of their financial and operational performance, and streamline critical connections between providers, patients, and payers. ZirMed’s industry-leading technology and client support have been recognized with awards from KLAS®, Healthcare Informatics, Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS), and Black Book Rankings. Our nationwide network facilitates, manages, and analyzes billions of healthcare transactions, driving bottom-line performance with population health management, clinical communications, comprehensive analytics, eligibility, claims management, coding compliance, reimbursement management, and patient payment services—including credit card processing, online payments, statements, estimation, and payment plan management. To learn more, visit www.ZirMed.com.