CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Apollo Health Street, a developer of world-class solutions that tackle healthcare’s toughest financial challenges, announced today a new agreement with Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, a critical access hospital in Chanute, Kansas.
Neosho was recently named one of Modern Healthcare's "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2010 for the second time.
Apollo will review approximately 1,000 claims per month and identify and collect self-pay accounts for both inpatient and outpatient records during this one-year partnership with the hospital. As part of collecting self-pay balances, Apollo will work with patients to establish practical payment schedules.
In addition to collecting and following up with patients and guarantors on referred accounts, Apollo will maintain a customer service telephone line for incoming self-pay patient inquiries.
“We were looking for a partner who was familiar with our current technology system, but more importantly who would treat our patients with dignity and improve patient satisfaction,” said Nancy Woodyard, chief financial officer for Neosho. “We are confident Apollo will provide patient-friendly collections and improved financial results.”
Added Karen Ferrell, president and CEO for Apollo Health Street: “Our team will work with Neosho’s patients to help them establish fair payment plans. Apollo will use our best practices in technology and collections to offer the hospital an improved revenue opportunity. Neosho, in turn, can stay focused on their mission to provide excellent patient care.”
About Apollo Health Street
Apollo Health Street partners with the nation’s leading hospitals and healthcare organizations to achieve healthcare’s True Return – the financial strength to offer excellent patient care today and tomorrow. Enhancing our clients’ team and resources, Apollo Health Street develops tailor-made, world-class solutions to tackle healthcare’s toughest financial and IT challenges. Our solutions combine award-winning customer service with healthcare domain expertise, sophisticated technology and global resources.
Apollo Health Street provides customized strategic support services to more than 170 healthcare partners throughout the nation. Apollo Health Street has nine operational centers of excellence strategically located throughout the United States. For more information about Apollo Health Street call 1.800.350.5781 or visit www.apollohealthstreet.com.
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