ICD-10-Ready Solution for Users of Medical Manager®04.09.2014
Eliminates Need for Expensive Medical Manager Software Upgrades and Long-term Contracts
Harmony Healthcare IT (HHIT), a health information technology firm in South Bend, IN, formally announces today its relationship with nationally recognized health information connectivity and management solutions provider ZirMed to provide an affordable ICD-10-ready claims submission solution for users of Medical Manager® software.
“Studies have shown the total cost of implementing ICD-10 for small practices to be in the tens to hundreds of thousands with software upgrades accounting for over one quarter of that spend,” says Rick Adams, General Manager of HHIT. “Our solution allows Medical Manager users to comply with the mandate at a fraction of the cost since we bypass the need to upgrade their billing software.”
On behalf of its customers using versions 9 through 12 of Medical Manager, HHIT has submitted test transactions to ZirMed. These transactions meet all ICD-10 requirements based on ANSI guidelines, and are ready for successful transmission to payers. In addition to access to ZirMed’s claims management solution, Medical Manager users can incorporate ZirMed’s complete revenue cycle management suite, including eligibility, electronic remittance, patient statement e-delivery, lockbox services, patient portal access for billing inquiries, online bill pay, management of automated payment plans, analytics, and paper EOB processing.
“Our partnership with Harmony dates back years,” says Mary Hardy, director of business development and partnerships. “They have found a real niche in the marketplace by offering high quality support solutions for users of Medical Manager. Our revenue cycle solutions are a big part of what makes successful billing from Medical Manager possible without the need for expensive software upgrades or long-term contracts. And never before has this been more important than now, with the looming ICD-10 deadline of October 1, 2015.”
HHIT and ZirMed have streamlined the process for onboarding Medical Manager users – many of which did not have a cost-effective pathway to ICD-10 compliance offered from their current software support vendor. This partnership solidifies a commitment on behalf of HHIT and ZirMed to protect the investment that users of Medical Manager made years ago. It allows them to keep their current version of Medical Manager and free up monies to invest in other necessary aspects of ICD-10 implementation like assessment, training, testing and process improvement.
About Harmony Healthcare IT
Harmony Healthcare IT, a firm located in South Bend, IN, is committed to helping users of Medical Manager® protect the investment they made in their practice management system decades ago. They do this by providing services and technology that safeguards information, ensures cash flow and increases productivity. Their team is comprised of former WebMD/Sage/Vitera software analysts who have spent their careers working with Medical Manager, EDI service providers and electronic health record applications. They offer an affordable and personalized approach to software support, ICD-10 readiness or retirement for Medical Manager. Learn more about Harmony Healthcare IT at www.medicalmanagerusers.com or www.harmonyhit.com.
Founded in 1999, ZirMed is the nation’s premier health information connectivity and management solutions company, modernizing critical connections between providers, patients, and payers to improve the business and process of healthcare. ZirMed combines innovative software development with the industry’s most advanced transactional network and business analytics platform to give organizations a clearer view of their financial and operational performance. 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. ZirMed solutions include 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. For more information about ZirMed, visit www.ZirMed.com.