MedData, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Ann Barnes Earns Finalist Status in 8th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Bus

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MedData, Inc., a leading provider of medical billing services, announced today that its chief operating officer Ann Barnes was named a finalist in one of the Best Executive (service businesses) categories in the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 11. 2011. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A. and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 1,300 entries – a record for the competition – were submitted this year for consideration across 75 categories.

Barnes was recognized for her operational acumen and several initiatives implemented under her direction during the eligibility period for this awards competition.

“Ann’s contributions have significantly contributed to MedData’s recent growth, particularly in the past year. Under her operational leadership, MedData has made many critical, notable, positive changes which have proved beneficial to our clients, employees and investors. We thank the Stevie award judges for recognizing the hard work and dedication of Ann and her team. It is a well-deserved honor,” noted Douglas S. Thompson, MedData’s chief executive officer.

“I am gratified to be named a finalist in this prominent awards competition, and to be in the company of several leading, successful organizations,” said Barnes. “I would like to acknowledge The Stevie Awards and the judges for their dedication to recognizing the accomplishments of women in business. This is a process in which I feel privileged to participate and fortunate to be selected among the finalists.”

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the six final judging committees will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging. Winners will be announced at a gala event to be held on Friday, November 11 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About MedData

Brecksville, Ohio-based MedData is one of the nation’s leading providers of a range of medical billing services including, among others, billing, coding, collections and revenue cycle management. For more than three decades, the company has been providing innovative billing solutions to the medical community. Annually, the company handles billing for 5.5 million patient encounters across various medical specialties. MedData currently provides services to more than 2,000 physicians at 150 facilities across 35 states from its headquarters as well as offices in Roseville, Calif., Bellevue, Wash. and Peoria, Ill. For more information, please visit


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