Acumen Nephrology Announces Acumen Practice Management

Acumen Nephrology Announces Acumen Practice Management

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Acumen Nephrology has introduced its new practice management product, Acumen® PM, which offers a full suite of options to streamline the practice of nephrology. Following great success with its nephrology-focused Acumen nEHR® product, Acumen Nephrology will begin providing practice management to select beta sites in April.

Acumen PM offers business management specifically for nephrologists with capabilities such as patient registration, appointment scheduling, insurance reporting, financial reporting and charge data entry. It is tightly integrated with Acumen nEHR, the company’s electronic health care records management system, and is designed for the needs of nephrologists.

“Acumen Nephrology is pleased to offer Acumen PM to our customers,” said Dana Hensley, Acumen Physician Solutions president. “We know how important nephrology-specific products are to our customers and will continue to offer the best solutions for nephrology practices.”

Acumen Nephrology has also introduced Acumen Plus, a new product package that allows customers to simultaneously implement Acumen nEHR and Acumen PM. Pinehurst Nephrology in Pinehurst, N.C., is one of the first beta sites in the country for Acumen Plus, after an extensive search for an EMR system.

“We were excited to find systems that talk to each other in a streamlined manner for both our clinical and clerical staffs,” said Audrey Curlee, practice manager at Pinehurst Nephrology. “The customer service has already been above and beyond what we’re used to.”

Acumen PM and Acumen nEHR will integrate with each other for the most efficient workflow for clinical and billing, unlike other PM systems. Acumen PM also features nephrology-specific coding and assists nephrologists in managing their at-risk CKD patients.

The focus on nephrology-specific needs is a necessity for nephrology practices. Nephrology Associates PC in Birmingham, Ala., is a longstanding Acumen nEHR customer and is beta testing Acumen PM.

“Acumen understands what we do,” said Terry Black, practice administrator at Nephrology Associates PC. “It is important to our practice that we use an EHR and PM system that are both nephrology-focused, and the Acumen team meets all of our nephrology practice’s needs.”

Acumen Physician Solutions was formed to develop and deliver intuitive software tools to assist nephrologists in the practice of medicine. The Acumen solution was designed by nephrologists and made available under an Internet-based service model. In December 2010, Acumen nEHR, version 6.0, was 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB Certified for Meaningful Use and is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. Acumen Physician Solutions, based in Franklin, Tenn., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care North America. More information regarding Acumen Physician Solutions and Acumen Nephrology can be found at .