Surgical Information Systems Partners with abeo to Drive Anesthesia Practice Management Efficiency and Improve Revenue Cycle Performance

Integrating the electronic anesthesia record with the practice billing system helps streamline billing processes and improve the bottom line

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leader in perioperative information systems,  today announced that it has partnered with abeo to bring additional practice management and revenue cycle capabilities to our current and prospective clients. Increasingly, anesthesia group practices struggle to maintain profits and business growth while faced with decreasing reimbursements. By working together, SIS and abeo can help anesthesia practices improve their overall revenue cycle by optimizing billing processes.


In addition to facing mounting financial pressures, anesthesiologists' roles are expanding to include the coordination and management of patients' perioperative care before, during and after surgery. abeo offers dedicated practice management resources that manage the financial side of the practice—freeing anesthesiologists from day-to-day business concerns so they are able to take on new responsibilities related to patient care.

Integration between SIS and abeo systems enables anesthesia documentation captured in SIS' anesthesia information management system (AIMS) to be shared with abeo's MedSuite billing software. As a result, anesthesia practices expect to speed billing turnaround, improve coding accuracy, and provide more time for patient care.

"SIS recognizes the tremendous pressures anesthesia practices are under to continually reduce costs as reimbursements shrink and hospitals transition to pay-for-performance reimbursement models," says Ed Daihl, Chief Executive Officer of SIS. "We continually evaluate opportunities to add value for our clients. We are pleased to partner with abeo as a leader in helping anesthesia practices maximize their revenue and efficiently manage their practice operations."

Anesthesia providers and top industry associations identify SIS as the perioperative expert committed to advancing the practice of anesthesia. SIS solutions deliver proven benefits to anesthesia providers and hospitals across the United States and Canada. In the recently released anesthesia specialty report by KLAS, AIMS 2012: Cooperation is Key, SIS Anesthesia was rated #1 and 100% of clients surveyed in the report said they would buy SIS Anesthesia again.[1]

"When our clients are evaluating AIMS solutions, we recommend SIS," says Mark Smith, abeo Chief Executive Officer. "SIS' market leadership position is important, but we also wanted to work with a company that shares our commitment to consistently deliver a high quality of personal service to our clients. SIS exceeded our expectations."

About abeo

abeo is a nationwide billing company specialized in complete revenue cycle management and business services. abeo's services are designed to accommodate the needs of anesthesiologists and CRNAs practicing anesthesia in a private practice setting or a hospital/surgery center. abeo processes millions of transactions annually with a reputation for providing quality-driven solutions, a high level of personal service and the expertise needed for today's complex healthcare environment.

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About SIS

Surgical Information Systems ("SIS") provides software solutions that are uniquely designed to add value at every point of the perioperative process. Developed specifically for the complex surgical environment, all SIS solutions – including anesthesia – are architected on a single database and integrate easily with other hospital systems. SIS offers the only surgical scheduling system and the only anesthesia information management system endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA), and analytics and rules-based charging products that have been granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). SIS is also the first AIMS provider to be designated as an AQI Preferred Vendor by the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI).

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