Conifer Health Solutions Partners with Memorial University Medical Center to Provide Revenue Cycle Services

FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions for healthcare providers, has reached a multi-year agreement to provide revenue cycle services to Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), a 530-bed academic medical center in Savannah, Georgia. Under terms of the agreement, Conifer will be responsible for Memorial’s Patient Access, Health Information Management (HIM) and Business Office Services effective immediately.

MUMC President and CEO Margaret Gill said the medical center made the decision to partner with Conifer as part of its plan to improve the way it does business. She said that bringing in an established revenue cycle management company will help MUMC create the financial security and stability it needs so its staff can continue to focus on fulfilling its mission to the community.

“Given the current financial challenges facing Memorial University Medical Center, we need immediate help for our revenue cycle,” said Gill. “We believe Conifer has the depth and breadth of talent to help us meet the challenges we are facing. They have more than three decades of experience successfully managing the revenue cycle for hospitals and healthcare systems across the country, and we are confident that partnering with them will help us stabilize our financial situation so we can continue to serve our patients, their families and the community.”

Conifer will utilize its revenue cycle expertise, proprietary processes and patented workflows to maximize yield for MUMC, which in turn will allow the hospital to continue their focus on delivering high-quality healthcare and superior patient and physician experiences.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Memorial, and we greatly appreciate the confidence they are showing in us,” says Stephen Mooney, president of Revenue Cycle Solutions for Conifer Health Solutions. “We are confident we can make a positive difference in their results as we support and serve their patients.”

About Memorial University Medical Center

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.

About Conifer

Conifer Health Solutions provides Revenue Cycle and Patient Communications services to more than 100 hospitals and health systems nationwide. Conifer utilizes proprietary workflows and technology to offer comprehensive Revenue Cycle Solutions ranging from patient pre-registration to Health Information Management and Clinical Revenue Cycle services to the processing of governmental, managed care and self-pay claims. The company also provides best-in-class Patient Communications services that include physician referrals, patient education, marketing services and pre-admission clinical appropriateness reviews.

Born from healthcare, Conifer Health Solutions is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and employs approx. 3,000 people. For more information, call 1-877-CONIFER or visit the company’s website at www.coniferhealth.com.

Conifer Health Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC). Some of the statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on our current expectations and could be affected by numerous factors and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, certain of which are discussed in Tenet’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and periodic reports on Form 8-K. Do not rely on any forward-looking statement, as we cannot predict or control many of the factors that ultimately may affect our ability to achieve the results estimated. We make no promise to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of changes in underlying factors, new information, future events or otherwise.



CONTACT:

Conifer
John Hoffmann, 214-676-5024
or
MUMC
Becky Keightley, 912-350-3559

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