Medical Services of America Upgrades Their Approach To Patient Payments with Patientco

Atlanta-based healthcare technology company, Patientco, today announced they have entered into a partnership with Medical Services of America (‘MSA’), a leading home healthcare provider. With Patientco’s cloud-based, consumer behavior revenue cycle management technologies, MSA expects to increase the effectiveness of its business office, increase patient payments, and improve the overall patient financial experience.

“With the ongoing changes to Medicare and the uncertainty regarding the future of the competitive bidding process, collecting patient revenue is more important than ever,” says MSA corporate director Gibran Ameer, PharmD. “Patientco provides 7 methods to pay and consolidates all payment data and dollars into a simple-to-use platform.”

Patientco CEO Bird Blitch looks forward to working with MSA.  “With over 100 locations in 14 states, MSA’s decision to adopt Patientco is validation that we’ve succeeded in building a valuable, market leading HME revenue cycle solution.  We look forward to helping improve patient satisfaction while driving business process automation for MSA.”

Initially created for hospitals and physicians groups, Patientco’s cloud-based software solution is quickly expanding through the HME segment as providers seek out ways to cut their operational expenses and increase patient payments. “We evaluated several options but in Patientco we saw a partner with a patient-centric mindset and a commitment to evolve with our business,” said Ameer.

The Patientco platform works seamlessly with MSA’s existing Brightree HME software so implementation is quick and easy. In less than 3 weeks’ time, MSA will be operating on the most powerful revenue cycle management solution available in the HME market today.

About Patientco:

Patientco helps providers communicate effectively with their patients to give them a better understanding of their healthcare expenses. Patientco’s suite of proprietary technology tools in a cloud-based software application produces easy-to-understand statements, facilitates direct provider-to-patient communication, and offers patients their choice of secure payment options, thereby decreasing provider accounts receivables. 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.

About Medical Services of America, Inc.:

Medical Services of America is a comprehensive home healthcare provider that offers home healthcare, hospice service, home medical equipment, diabetic supply, enteral nutrition, respiratory services, non-medical home care, personal emergency response, cardio diagnostics, home pharmacy/infusion therapy and physician management.  Medical Services of America began with a unique concept, “total home health care,” and its expansion has been guided with that concept in mind. Every area of service is managed and staffed by qualified professionals, trained and experienced in their respective fields. All offices are company owned, not franchised, to ensure the highest quality of home care services.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.MSA-CORP.com

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