AMICAS Highlights Radiology Automation Solutions at RBMA 2008

BOSTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS), a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions, today announced that its complete suite of automation solutions for radiology businesses will be displayed at the RBMA 2008 Radiology Summit in Las Vegas, NV, from May 4 to 7. AMICAS will be in booth #407.

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The complete AMICAS automation suite includes an integrated, yet modular, RIS, PACS, teleradiology, document management, and revenue cycle management platform for radiology groups and practices of all sizes as well as other ambulatory imaging businesses.

At RBMA, AMICAS is announcing the general availability of its latest revenue cycle management system release, the industrial strength Vision Series(TM) Financials 4.0, a modern, Windows-based solution for automating radiology billing processes. AMICAS has already signed contracts with several large radiology practices for this new billing platform. Radiology Limited of Tucson, AZ, Radiology Alliance of Nashville, TN, and Tristan Associates of Harrisburg, PA, are just a few examples of radiology businesses with which AMICAS has signed contracts.

Vision Series Financials 4.0, which offers CashFinder technology to automate the identification and management of denials and follow-up workflows, combines a modern, recently revamped architecture with pioneering functionality to streamline the latest techniques for advanced revenue cycle management. This solution is designed to significantly reduce operating costs and increase collections. Several new enhancements have been added to the automation support provided by the system and have streamlined the work required to deploy and support revenue cycle management operations over time.

"We evaluated other revenue cycle management solutions, but AMICAS is the only company with both a comprehensive solution and a proven company history in radiology billing," said Vicki McHughes, business manager at Radiology Consultants Inc. of Oklahoma City, OK. "We are confident that Vision Series Financials will improve our operating efficiencies and lower our collection costs."

"We are proud that some of the country's most elite radiology businesses are choosing AMICAS as their radiology IT partner," said Paul Merrild, vice president of marketing at AMICAS. "We believe this is evidence that the market recognizes the benefit of working with a strong, independent and innovative company that is focused on taking radiology automation to new levels of effectiveness and efficiency."

In addition to demonstrating its new Vision Series Financials solution at RBMA, AMICAS will highlight its high return on investment image and information management solution suite, including:

"RBMA is an ideal venue for AMICAS to share its image and information management solutions. Our focus on solving radiology's most challenging problems continues to resonate with RBMA's members," said Mr. Merrild. "The feedback we have been receiving from the market -- at our recent client conference and at other events -- shows that our momentum is accelerating. Clearly, this is an important and exciting time for automation solutions in radiology."

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About AMICAS, Inc.

AMICAS, Inc. ( is a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions. The AMICAS(R) Vision Series(TM) products provide a complete, end-to-end solution for imaging centers, ambulatory care facilities, and radiology practices. Acute care and hospital clients are provided a fully-integrated, HIS/RIS-independent PACS, featuring advanced enterprise workflow support and scalable design. Complementing the Vision Series product family is AMICAS Insight(TM) Solutions, a set of client-centered professional and consulting services that assist our customers with a well-planned transition to a digital enterprise.