Conifer Health Solutions Partners with Titusville Area Hospital to Provide Revenue Cycle Management Services

Conifer Health Solutions Partners with Titusville Area Hospital to Provide Revenue Cycle Management Services

Sophia Stoller, 214-385-8194orMerrilynn Cushman, 814-827-1851

Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process management solutions for healthcare providers, has reached an agreement to provide comprehensive revenue cycle management operations for Titusville Area Hospital (TAH) of Titusville, Pennsylvania.

Under the terms of the agreement Conifer Health will support TAH by managing their revenue cycle operations, providing the people, processes, and related critical infrastructure to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of patient access, health information management and patient financial service operations.

Anthony Nasralla, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Titusville Area Hospital, said, “In preparation for health care reform changes, including new federal regulations and mandated changes related to reimbursement, we discovered a clear need to invest in substantial resources for staffing, technology, and finances far beyond our current capabilities.

“Conifer Health can deliver scale, knowledge, and technology that is impossible for us to even consider duplicating ourselves,” commented Nasralla. “With Conifer Health’s partnership, we will have the ability to leverage centralized and standardized processes and technology, access depth of resources, and incorporate best practices to achieve greater revenue capture and operational efficiencies.”

Conifer Health will utilize its revenue cycle management expertise and investment in proprietary processes and technology to maximize yield for the Titusville Area Hospital, which in turn will allow them to focus on their mission of delivering high-quality healthcare and superior patient and physician experiences.

“We appreciate the trust Titusville Area Hospital has demonstrated in choosing Conifer Health as their revenue cycle partner,” said , president and chief executive officer of Conifer Health Solutions. “We look forward to delivering positive financial results, which will help Titusville Area Hospital exceed the healthcare needs of the Titusville community.”

Titusville Area Hospital is a not-for-profit, community-based, acute care hospital in Titusville, PA founded in 1900. It serves portions of four counties providing care to more than 30,000 people. Titusville Area Hospital has been recognized nationally as a “100 Top Hospital” for high-quality, cost-efficient health care. Titusville Area Hospital consistently ranks in the top 10 in the state for High Patient Satisfaction.

Titusville Area Hospital’s mission is to provide high quality healthcare services with an emphasis on compassion, personal attention, and respect. Inpatient, outpatient and emergency services are offered. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics and intensive/coronary care. Outpatient services include same day surgery, diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratory, cardiac rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, oncology, pain management, home health care nursing, sleep lab and various therapeutic support services.

Conifer Health Solutions is a healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 380 hospitals and healthcare entities so they can better serve their communities, communicate effectively with patients, and support patient financial administration. We have a passion for maximizing financial performance, while at the same time improving the patient experience.

We provide comprehensive operational management for revenue cycle functions including patient access, revenue integrity, and patient financial services. We also offer patient communications solutions to optimize communication between providers and patients, including patient education, outreach, scheduling, medical necessity screening and HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems Survey) reporting. In addition to revenue cycle management and patient communications, our service offerings have expanded to support value-based performance through dynamic payment arrangements, ACO (Accountable Care Organization) management, population health management, and clinical integration solutions.

Conifer Health can now offer our healthcare clients solutions that address the entire continuum of health administration. For more information, call 1-877-CONIFER or visit .

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, 2011, 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.