dickcheekaward250ATLANTA, GEORGIA- January 24, 2014– Patientco, a patient payments automation company, announced today that sales manager Richard Cheek received the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Founders Medal of Honor.  HFMA is the nation’s leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders.

The Founders Medal of Honor was added in 1986 and is conferred by nomination of the Chapter Board of Directors. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has been actively involved in HFMA for at least three years after earning the Muncie Gold Award, has provided significant service at the chapter, regional and/or national level in at least two of those years, and remains a member in good standing. A chapter may nominate members for this award at any time during the year.

“This award represents not only the level of commitment Richard has shown in support of the HFMA and the healthcare technology market, but the knowledge and experience he brings to our customers and prospects. We are proud to have him at Patientco,” said Patientco Senior Vice President of Business Development Pete Heydt.  Richard has been a member of HFMA for 27 years.

About Patientco

Patientco helps healthcare providers communicate effectively with their patients to give them a better understanding of their healthcare expenses. Patientco’s suite of proprietary cloud-based technology tools produces easy-to-understand statements, facilitates direct provider-to-patient communication, offers patients their choice of secure payment options, and automates traditionally manual back-office processes for providers thereby increasing efficiencies and decreasing costs. Patients can uniquely manage, track and pay their healthcare expenses for all their providers in one location. Patientco’s technology ensures that provider systems can easily reconcile patient information securely and accurately into their Practice Management/Health Information System in an efficient and easy way. To learn more, call 888-747-2455 or visit www.patientco.com/providers.