Alpha II Announces Contract with Data Media Associates for Claim-Scrubbing Software Integration

March 27th, 2012 - 08:43 am ET by Business Wire

Alpha II Announces Contract with Data Media Associates for Claim-Scrubbing Software IntegrationClaimStaker software to ensure claim validity and increase revenue for Data Media Associates’ physician customers.

Alpha II, a leader in healthcare coding, compliance and reimbursement, announced today a contract with Data Media Associates of Alpharetta, Ga. The print and mail outsourcing company for medical billing offices will offer Alpha II’s ClaimStaker product as a fully supported claim-scrubbing product component for its customers. The partnership will allow Data Media Associates’ users to verify both professional and institutional claims from the payer’s perspective using the industry’s most comprehensive medical necessity and coding edits database.

The first Data Media Associates customer went live with the claim-scrubbing technology in November 2011, while others will begin implementation soon now that the HIPAA 5010 standards are in place throughout their respective practices.

“Claims are the lifeblood of medical groups, and at a time when revenue is increasingly at stake, using technology to ensure our customers are submitting clean claims the first time is extremely beneficial in saving important resources such as time and money,” said Bob Murphy, founder and president of Data Media Associates. “Alpha II’s expertise and the significant database of edits it offers far exceed any edits we’ve seen done in most billing systems. We only wish we would’ve partnered with Alpha II sooner.”

Using essentially the same technology payers use, Alpha II’s ClaimStaker is designed to improve claim validity and increase cash flow for providers by editing claim files prior to submission. It can be integrated by Alpha II’s developer partners as embedded software or implemented as a stand-alone solution.

“ClaimStaker has helped many practices increase revenue, reduce denials, meet compliance regulations, and monitor and improve coding practices,” said Marla Harmon, vice president of operations for MEGAS, LLC, one of the software developers behind the Alpha II cobranded solution. “We look forward to providing automated claims evaluation and decision support to the customers of one of the largest statement processing businesses in healthcare to help them meet their reimbursement initiatives.”

About Alpha II

The Alpha II technology solutions support coding, compliance, claims editing and revenue analysis for more than 60,000 healthcare professionals at medical practices, hospitals and health systems, clinics, billing services, outpatient facilities and other healthcare organizations, both commercial and governmental. More than 30 developer partners trust Alpha II solutions to enhance their practice management, electronic medical record (EMR) and other healthcare information systems. Alpha II is a cobranded solution suite developed jointly by Tallahassee, Fla.-based, MEGAS Corporation and Montgomery, Ala.-based Unicor Medical. For additional information, visit Alpha II on the Web at www.alphaII.com.

Contacts :

Dodge Communications
Jennifer Jennings, 770-576-2556
jjennings@dodgecommunications.com
or
Unicor Medical
Stuart Newsome, 800-825-7421
snewsome@unicormed.com
or
MEGAS, LLC
Marla Harmon, 800-476-8477
mharmon@megas.net


Source(s) : Alpha II