Catholic Health Initiatives Chooses RelayHealth to Enhance Revenue Cycle Services

Financial clearance tools will identify, verify patient healthcare benefits

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RelayHealth announced today that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation’s second-largest Catholic healthcare system, has chosen RelayHealth RevRunner to verify patient eligibility for healthcare benefits.

Catholic Health Initiatives, a faith-based nonprofit health system based in Denver, Colo., operates 72 hospitals in 18 states. About 40% of the system’s facilities are small, critical-access hospitals. As part of its strategic operating plan, CHI reorganized business office and patient-access functions to better serve patients. As part of the reorganization, a strong focus was placed on revenue-cycle management to ensure that CHI was providing the best patient experience in the most efficient manner possible.

Jim Bodenbender, President of RelayHealth, comments, “CHI’s choice of RelayHealth RevRunner continues a positive, longstanding relationship that includes other solutions offered by McKesson. The advanced financial clearance and revenue-cycle management tools provided by RelayHealth can help hospitals recover revenues that may have previously gone unbilled or uncollected. An effective suite of revenue cycle solutions is important not only to CHI’s stewardship of their organizations’ funds in pursuit of their mission, it also helps improve the overall patient experience. We’re pleased that CHI has entrusted our products and services with this important role.”

About RelayHealth

RelayHealth, McKesson’s connectivity business, operates as a neutral partner in an open network environment, offering connectivity services and integration among all organizations, systems, and solutions. Its intelligent network is designed to streamline clinical, financial and administrative communication between patients, providers, payors, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and financial institutions. RelayHealth works to accelerate the delivery of high-quality care and improve financial performance through solutions such as online consultation of physicians by patients, electronic prescribing, point-of-service pharmacy claims resolution by payors, pre-visit patient financial clearance by providers, and post-visit provider bill settlement by payors and patients. RelayHealth securely processes more than 12.8 billion financial and clinical transactions annually. For more information, call (800) 778-6711, or visit our Web site at

About Catholic Health Initiatives

CHI is a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 72 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; and two community health-services organizations. Together, those facilities provided $553 million during the 2009 fiscal year in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual revenues of $8.6 billion, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest Catholic health care system.


Lynne Durham, 678-662-1683
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Catholic Health Initiatives
Michael Romano, 303-383-2720
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