Willman to Drive Efficient and Effective Payer Interaction for Streamlined Reimbursements
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZirMed®, a leading provider of revenue cycle technology and information solutions for healthcare, today announced the appointment of Kenneth Willman to the position of Vice President of Payer Solutions and Strategy.
Mr. Willman will hold responsibility for the management of payer interactions in order to ensure satisfaction for all stakeholders in the reimbursement process. His role will encompass all EDI transactions including, but not limited to, claims, eligibility inquiries, and remittances. He will also manage ZirMed's extensive network of direct connections with payers and lead the development of new solutions in the payer market.
"We are very pleased to welcome Kenneth to the executive team," said Tom Butts, CEO for ZirMed. "His deep experience in revenue cycle and payer management will ensure we continue to provide best-in-industry solutions and support to our clients. Ken's thought leadership in the industry and internally also will help ZirMed expand our solutions into the payer market and ensure that we build and promote industry best practices."
Prior to joining ZirMed, Mr. Willman worked for more than a decade at e-business initiatives within Humana where he improved efficiency of the reimbursement process and built multi-payer collaborations. He worked with other providers, partners, and payers to build real-time claim adjudication initiatives, liability estimators, and clinical exchange transaction solutions. He also launched a payer-sponsored ethnographic survey in order to understand payer difficulties in navigating systems in order to build more usable solutions.
He previously held a board of director position at the Texas e-Health Alliance, an organization uniting provider, corporate, non-profit and academic communities with policymakers. He was also on the board of the Northeast Kentucky RHIO, which provides regional extension center services and HIE technology to improve access to critical medical information at the point of care.
ZirMed is a leading provider of healthcare revenue cycle technology and information solutions. Serving 113,000 healthcare providers across all care settings who in turn provide services to more than 1 in every 10 Americans, ZirMed is a nationally recognized leader in understanding the flow of money and information in healthcare. ZirMed's solutions provide connectivity to virtually all healthcare and auto and workers compensation insurance companies in the country. Addressing the entire revenue cycle, ZirMed's offerings include eligibility verification, claims management, patient payment estimation, patient payment processing, online bill pay, online and offline statement delivery, innovative lockbox services, analytics, coding compliance, and more. Delivered via a SaaS model, ZirMed's solutions are compatible with any industry standard Healthcare Information or Practice Management System, and can be used directly within the ZirMed domain or embedded within partner software applications. ZirMed received a "Best in KLAS" ranking for 2011, is ranked among Inc. magazine's 500/5000 fastest growing companies and Healthcare Informatics magazine's Top 100 companies. For more information about how ZirMed leverages the power of technology to help providers not just survive but thrive, visit www.zirmed.com.