Integrated electronic health record, practice management solutions and RCM services to align quality care with clinical, administrative and revenue processes to improve financial results
NextGen Healthcare Selected by Physical Rehabilitation Network to Streamline Efficiencies and Fortify Revenue Cycle
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., a wholly owned subsidiary of . (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it has entered into an agreement with to deploy , , , NextPenand other NextGen products and services across its enterprise. Additionally, PRN has agreed to a five-year contract with to streamline and improve its revenue cycle processes.
PRN is a large, West Coast-based, private equity-backed network of physical therapy clinics comprised of more than 375 physical therapists, 700 staff and over 100+ locations across California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Washington.
Under the agreement, PRN will utilize NextGen Ambulatory EHR and NextGen Practice Management to assist in streamlining processes, increasing practice efficiency and -- with the seamless integration of NextGen Patient Portal -- expediting administrative tasks to ultimately deliver better patient care. Additionally, this agreement will provide PRN the tools necessary to meet its specialty-specific needs while delivering enhanced access to patient data, streamlining workflow and improving flexibility to handle high patient volumes.
PRN selected NextGen RCM Services to achieve wide-reaching optimization of the NextGentechnology and to re-engineer its billing and accounts receivable processes. By implementing NextGen RCM Services, PRN can leverage this one-platform approach across all areas of its enterprise, thereby connecting and synchronizing clinical, administrative and revenue solutions.
Leveraging the innovative “Smart Pen” technology featured in the NextPen, which is used to collect patient history, demographics and signatures directly from the patient in the waiting room without interviewing, scanning or transcription, will reduce administrative costs and burden. This leads to an enhanced patient experience and improved outcomes through proactive patient engagement and better practice efficiencies.
“As the healthcare landscape evolves and PRN continues to grow, we needed a solution to assist us in providing high quality care in an efficient manner by leveraging technology. NextGen’s product portfolio, product depth, and continuing innovation provides for a robust scalable EHR/EPM solution that will assist us in streamlining processes while providing high quality care to our patients. Furthermore, NextGen will assist PRN in facilitating our rapid growth plans, utilizing a fully integrated solution while continuing to allow our therapists the flexibility to practice in the manner in which they are accustomed,” said Ron Cenko, chief financial officer for PRN.
“This collaboration with PRN reflects NextGen Healthcare’s breadth of solutions and services targeted toward not only physical therapy providers, but all healthcare providers across a broad range of specialties. Our integrated multi-product offering enables enterprises like PRN to leverage technology and RCM Service experts to enhance the efficiency of their practice and optimize revenue streams while improving patient care,” said Steve Plochocki, president and chief executive officer for Quality Systems, Inc. “Currently, our emphasis on and expertise within the specialty marketplace is growing, based on our ability to optimize the patient experience and more effectively coordinate care, which results in improved outcomes. NextGen’s solutions will solidify this market position, further strengthening our ability to continue delivering quality to all specialty providers.”
Physical Rehabilitation Network (“PRN”) is a leading physical therapy clinic (“PT Clinic”) platform in the western U.S. The Company owns, operates or provides management services to over 100 PT Clinics in California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Washington. PRN PT Clinics provide a variety of outpatient rehabilitation services, including: physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy and other ancillary services. The Company has an attractive business model, partnering with highly respected therapists in their local markets to develop and manage each clinic. The therapist partners maintain their own branding and relationships with referral sources and also typically own a minority interest in the clinic, while PRN corporate in turn provides a comprehensive set of centralized management services to the clinics.
PRN is actively looking for de novo development opportunities as well as add-on investment opportunities. For more information, visit .
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit and . Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at , Facebook at or LinkedIn at .