ZirMed Recognized as Top Direct Vendor in KLAS Ambulatory Clearinghouse Report


LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ZirMed®, a leading provider of Web-based revenue cycle management technology solutions for healthcare providers, today announced it was ranked #1 for direct vendors and received the highest score of all the measured clearinghouse services rated in KLAS' 2011 report "Ambulatory Clearinghouse 2011: Dollars, Sense & 5010 Readiness." 

"The highest-performing clearinghouse vendor in this study, ZirMed continues to deliver an excellent-quality product coupled with outstanding service levels," said Mark Wagner author of the report.  "ZirMed customers rated the functional strength of their denials management, online editing, normalized payer reporting, and claims tracking/status software the highest of any vendor in this study."

ZirMed solutions received the highest or tied for the highest score in 10 of 15 measured categories, including overall satisfaction.  Such a broad base of performance ratings is the same as last year's clearinghouse report, where ZirMed also led the field in two-thirds of measured categories.  Significantly, this year's report marks the second year in a row where 100% interviewed clients said that they would repurchase their ZirMed solutions.

"What makes KLAS research so valuable is that it reflects the opinions of actual users, not academic researchers," said Tom Butts, CEO of ZirMed.  "Whether it's regulatory or economic pressures, today's provider organizations are under more pressure than ever to be effective and efficient, not just clinically but also administratively," Butts continued. "Our solutions give our clients the financial viability and stability.  The fact that 100% of interviewed clients said they would repurchase ZirMed solutions for the second year in a row, gives testament to the value we provide."

ZirMed's Web-based solutions streamline and improve major aspects of the revenue cycle, including patient eligibility verification; claims submission and management; electronic remittances; patient statements (both online and offline); payment processing and business analytics.  When deployed by healthcare provider organizations, the ZirMed solutions help clients collect more revenue, more quickly, and do so in an efficient technology-enabled manner.

About ZirMed:

ZirMed is a nationally recognized leader in delivering revenue cycle management solutions to healthcare providers.  ZirMed enables healthcare providers to leverage the power of technology to cure administrative burdens and increase cash flow.  ZirMed solutions include eligibility verification, credit/debit card processing, check processing, claims management, coding compliancy and reimbursement management, electronic remittance advice, patient statements, patient e-commerce solutions, and lock box services.  ZirMed solutions are designed to complement provider workflow and to provide innovative, creative and flexible solutions for healthcare's most pressing administrative challenges.  For more information about ZirMed, visit www.zirmed.com.