Novation and MedLearn Announce Agreement to Help Health Care Organizations Improve Their Bottom Lines

IRVING, Texas & ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Novation and MedLearn have entered into a three-year service provider agreement to bring coding, compliance and reimbursement expertise to health care organizations across the country, the two companies announced today.

Based in Irving, TX, Novation is the nation’s leading health care supply contracting company, serving organizations that are members of VHA, Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista. MedLearn, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is one of the nation’s most respected authorities on medical coding, compliance and reimbursement.

This agreement brings MedLearn expertise to ambulatory surgery centers and oncology centers that are served by Novation. MedLearn resources available to these organizations include webcast seminars, print and e-publications, a telephone hotline and web-based services.

“Providers are under constant pressure to offset declining margins and shrinking reimbursements,” says Tina Javeri, R.Ph., Portfolio Executive at Novation “These services provide real-time support for members who have reimbursement questions, saving them time and energy versus researching answers from multiple sources. Our goal is to empower providers with as much information as possible to make decisions that improve their bottom line.”

MedLearn President Mike Rogge adds: “MedLearn looks forward to helping the members served by VHA, UHC and Provista, all appropriate reimbursement opportunities, while maintaining rock-solid compliance with coding, billing and documentation rules. This partnership gives members access to MedLearn’s repository of trusted multidisciplinary expertise — unmatched in our industry. Together, Novation and MedLearn will provide unsurpassed coding and reimbursement expertise to the members served by VHA, UHC and Provista.”

About MedLearn:
Founding in 1991, MedLearn is one of the nation's most respected authorities on medical coding, compliance and reimbursement. MedLearn is a nationally-recognized authority on coding, reimbursement and compliance issues, MedLearn provides publications, consulting and seminars to hospitals, physicians and other healthcare organizations. Additional information on MedLearn may be found at www.medlearn.com.

About Novation
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances and nearly 15,000 members of Provista, LLC. Novation offers its customers contract development and management, supply chain data and measurement, and industry knowledge and advocacy. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 500 suppliers. VHA, UHC and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchased nearly $37.8 billion in 2009.



CONTACT:

Novation
Kathryn Goldstein, 972-581-5529
Director, Public Relations
[email protected]
or
MedLearn, Inc.
Suzanne Lappen, 763-533-4250
Director, Corporate Development
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Minnesota  Texas

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Practice Management  Health  Hospitals  Professional Services  Insurance

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