PRESS RELEASE: Ontario Systems and HTP announce a partnership to integrate their healthcare revenue management applications

Mercy Health Partners will be the first to implement the integrated technology July 25, 2007 - Ontario Systems and HTP announce a partnership to integrate their healthcare revenue management applications to accelerate providers' revenue cycles and provide increased service and communication with their patients. Ontario Systems' Artiva Healthcare receivables management system will now work seamlessly with HTP's RevRunner pre-registration technology for patient identification, insurance verification, bill estimation and authorization. Mercy Health Partners - Southwest Ohio, in the greater Cincinnati area, will be the first to integrate HTP RevRunner with its existing Artiva Healthcare system. This will allow the healthcare system to improve its customer service by verifying all insurance information, obtaining the patient responsibility portion, securing all authorizations and confirming the scheduled service with the patient. It also will accelerate the healthcare system's revenue cycle by working with the patient to provide payment or creating a payment arrangement at the time of service. "We currently use HTP and Ontario Systems' products independent of each other. The integration of these tools will enable us to strategically manage the entire revenue cycle," said Renee George, Mercy Health Partners' regional vice president, revenue cycle. "By integrating the pre-registration process with the receivables management application, we will increase our efficiency, cost-effectiveness and also accelerate our revenue cycle." HTP provides patient identity, insurance verification, financial aid processing and point-of-service bill estimation technology while Ontario Systems' application offers account segmentation, workflow automation and exception handling. The combined system also assists in the pre-authorization process by identifying accounts requiring pre-authorization, grouping them by payer so multiple accounts can be handled during a single call and recording the call for future reference, if necessary. "We believe that by integrating HTP RevRunner into the Artiva Healthcare product, healthcare organizations will be able to increase cash collections while decreasing bad debt," said Steve Beard, Ontario Systems' vice president for strategic relations. "At the same time, they will actually be able to improve their customer service and patient satisfaction." "As patients are expected to bear a greater portion of their healthcare costs, it is important for providers to have the tools to better manage the new realities of healthcare," said Leigh Orlov, HTP's vice president for business development. "This partnership will provide Mercy Health Partners and other healthcare providers with an integrated tool to provide greater customer service, increased staff efficiency and increased revenues." About Ontario Systems Ontario Systems, LLC, provides debt collection software to organizations that manage large volumes of accounts receivables. These organizations include hospitals, collection agencies, collection attorneys and bankcard issuers. As the largest provider of receivables management products, including the Artiva, FACS and CT Vision systems, Ontario Systems is recognized throughout the industry as the leader in technology and customer service. With operations in Indiana and Ohio, it is a privately held company based in Muncie, Ind. For more information, visit About HTP, Inc. HTP develops award-winning software that improves efficiency, profitability and patient satisfaction for hospitals, insurance companies, managed care organizations, third-party administrators and Regional Health Information Organizations. HTP software is used by 227 hospitals and 25 health plans in 23 states. Notable customers include Catholic Health Partners, Ohio Medicaid, The Midland Group, OhioHealth,Redlands Community Hospital, Condell Medical Center, Ernst & Young, The Ohio State University Medical Center and the Utah Health Information Network - the nation's first successful RHIO. For more information on HTP or to learn how its software is transforming healthcare information exchange for providers, payers and RHIOs, call 888.487.8010 or go to Contact information: Heather Taylor, APR 765.751.7350 [email protected] Rob Krohn 614.396.4537 [email protected]