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Waltham, MA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

Connance, Inc. (, a provider of innovative, predictive analytic-based programs that improve financial performance in healthcare enterprises, has joined the HFMA Healthcare Medical Debt Collections Task Force as a founding member. The goal of the Task Force is to identify a common set of medical debt collection practices that can be standardized for widespread industry adoption that will lead to improvement in the overall collection process, the patient experience, and financial performance resulting in a fair collection process for patients.

Connance was invited to join the task force in recognition of its proven track record of aiding providers and their revenue cycle vendors with self-pay revenue collection. The advisory group will be comprised of approximately 15 20 finance and revenue cycle senior leaders representative of community hospitals, safety net hospitals, academic hospitals, large physician clinics, large healthcare systems and other key stakeholders such as ACA International, credit bureaus and collection agencies, and groups representing patients. We want to thank Connance for their support of this remarkable endeavor, said Richard Gundling, HFMA Vice-President. Forging partnerships with strong leaders like Connance creates new opportunities and exciting new possibilities. We expect that Connance will continue to contribute innovative ideas to the industry and aid the Task Force immensely.

We are very proud to have been invited to be a founding member of the HFMA Healthcare Medical Debt Collections Task Force, said Steve Levin, CEO of Connance. We believe the leadership that HFMA is taking here will be welcomed and we look forward to engaging with other senior finance leaders to help to establish and advocate for medical debt best practices. Healthcare debt is a growing issue for consumers and the more the industry can do to lead and set standards the more we can expect consumers to understand fully their obligations and assume an appropriate level of engagement and responsibility.

The Task Force advisory group will compare current processes of medical debt collections by the various constituents, document workflows from initial bill to closure of account to identify inconsistencies in process and process gaps resulting in negative experience for the patient, as well as identify pros and cons of variations in process flows to support the groups conclusions. Based on these findings, the Task Force will develop a best practice medical debt collection process and ensure that the work flows it develops can be adopted by the majority of healthcare providers and medical debt partners with minimal increase in resource consumption. Then the Task Force will seek input on its research and recommendations from other key medical debt stakeholders representing providers, credit bureaus, collection agencies, and patients.

About Connance, Inc.

Connance brings world-class predictive analytics and insights from hundreds of clinical settings to transform the performance of financial processes at hospitals, physician groups and outsourcing organizations. Connance solutions sustainably increase cash flow, reduce operating costs and improve policy compliance in self-pay, denial management, charity, and outsourcing processes. With clients like Centura Health, Florida Hospital, and Geisinger Health System, Connance is changing the expectations of financial executives. Connance is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more information visit or call (781) 577-5000.

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Clark, NJ (PRWEB) April 11, 2013

HealthEd announced that Carleen Kelly, a seasoned agency executive and catalyst for life sciences marketing innovation, has joined the company in the role of EVP/Client Engagement Officer. She will report to the president, Jill Balderson, and maintain overall responsibility for leading the client engagement team, which is devoted to attracting, developing, retaining, and advancing client relationships by identifying the needs of brands to address patientcentric initiatives.

The focus of HealthEd is helping our clients and prospective clients find better, more efficient ways of putting the patient first, which can add value and enhance the financial results of the brand, said Kelly.

Before joining HealthEd, Kelly was a partner at CAHG, a professional healthcare communications agency within the Omnicom network. During her 8 years of agency leadership, she rebranded the New York agency and led double-digit revenue growth, winning business from Takeda, Merck, Forest, Daiichi Sankyo, and other global clients, and the agency was nominated for Agency of the Year by Medical Advertising News.

Kelly said: I take pride in having worked throughout my career in promotional areas that were at the forefront at the time, such as peer influence dinner meetings, voucher sampling with e-detailing efforts, managed-care communications, and disease-state management initiatives. With the current marketplace challenges and regardless of the marketing channels, the time to focus on the patient experience of healthcare is now.

She noted that physicians influence over their patients treatment is challenged because of the increasing number of stakeholdersfrom the Federal Government to accountable care organizationsengaged in the oversight of healthcare services.

There is a vital opportunity to lead clients into the era of collaborative healthcare decision makingcreating strategies and programs that drive outcomes by building bridges between patients, care partners, physicians, and healthcare extenders, Kelly said.

A resident of Basking Ridge, Kelly will continue serving her profession as an active member of the Healthcare Businesswomens Association, where she earned recognition as Metro HBA 2008 Volunteer of the Year and serves on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Associations Go Red for Women initiative.

About HealthEd

HealthEd is committed to creating a healthier world. We foster better health and business results through innovative solutions that are rooted in education. So learning becomes doing. Our clients include pharmaceutical brands, medical device companies, health plans, and government organizations. HealthEd also supports healthcare extenders with SurroundHealth, a free online learning community. To learn about working with us, contact Marissa Addalia at (908) 379-2018, follow us at, or visit

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Phone: 908-379-2018

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Altamonte Sprints, FL (PRWEB) July 10, 2012

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nations leading specialty pharmacies, announces today the hiring of Meredith Ruppert, R.N. as the Regional Director of Business Development for the Northeast.

Ruppert is a Registered Nurse and brings 15 years of nursing experience to BioPlus. Her position with BioPlus will focus on growing the IgG (immunoglobulin G) and hepatitis C therapies throughout the Northeastern states and promoting BioPlus Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield contracts in Connecticut and New Hampshire. Joining BioPlus a company that has a patient-centered philosophy aligns perfectly with my nursing values. Im looking forward to promoting and establishing the BioPlus Way in the Northeast, says Ruppert.

Ruppert was awarded a nursing degree from St. Vincents College in Bridgeport, CT. Her nursing expertise includes the areas of oncology, infusion, and community nursing. In addition, she has extensive experience with infusing IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) in both hospital and home settings. She is also an accredited CEU (continuing education unit) presenter on various infusion topics including Medicare Part D. Previously she worked at BioScrip as an account executive, where she was a top performer, and she created the infusion market for Apria Healthcare.

We are delighted that Meredith has joined our team. Her clinical expertise, experience with IgG, and people skills are unparalleled. We at BioPlus expect great things from Meredith! shares Bill Cook, Vice President of Sales for BioPlus.

About BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy

BioPlus is a pharmacist-owned, URAC accredited, national specialty infusion pharmacy providing high-touch services and specialty pharmaceuticals for patients with chronic diseases such as hepatitis, bleeding disorders, cancer, and other conditions. Licensed in all 50 states, BioPlus is one of the nations largest independent specialty pharmacies. Accredited by VIPPS, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), and the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), patients can contact the Pharmacy toll free at 1-888-514-8082.

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Contact: info(at)bioplusrx(dot)com

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Grapevine, Texas (PRWEB) May 07, 2012

24-year insurance industry veteran Wayne Swinney recently joined USHEALTH Advisors as a Satellite Division Leader. The move reunites both, Wayne and Mary Swinney with many former colleagues including USHAs President and CEO, Troy McQuagge.

Ive known Wayne and Mary for many years, stated McQuagge. They are not only long-time business associates, they are also friends. Im honored that Wayne and Mary chose USHEALTH Advisors to be their professional home.

The Swinneys have a long history of success in the health insurance industry, with career highlights that include numerous high-profile honors and awards. With more than $ 8.6 million of personal production and nearly $ 50 million in volume as a sales leader, Mr. Swinney ranks among the top professionals in the industry. Mr. Swinney was an 8-time winner of Presidents Council as a District Sales Leader and a 13-time Presidents Council winner for personal production at his former company. He has garnered more than 50 separate honors for sales and leadership excellence over his career.

You dont achieve Waynes level of success without hard work, dedication and a penchant for helping and serving others, stated USHAs Chief Marketing Officer, Brian Clark. Wayne is a proven sales professional who truly understands and, more importantly, believes in our mission of Helping Other People Everyday.

Mr. Swinney is not only known for his commitment to his clients but, also for his ability to teach others how to be successful. He built a notable District sales team in San Antonio, Texas. He has also built successful Division sales offices in Odessa, Texas and in Colorado.

Wayne has always been the kind of leader who could take on any challenge successfully, said USHAs Sr. VP of Marketing, Bill Shelton. He and Mary make an exceptional teamboth, in the professional sense as well as in their personal lives. Together, I believe they have a remarkable career ahead of them with USHEALTH Advisors.

When asked about his move to USHEALTH Advisors Mr. Swinney cited the unique company culture that sets USHA apart from other sales opportunities. “There is no inspiration like outstanding compensation. As sales people, we are the greatest catalyst to success in this industry. USHA has given us a platform to receive dividends for the profound investment we make every day. Being able to, once again, work with people we trust and care for deeply is icing on the cake.”

About USHEALTH Advisors, L.L.C.

USHEALTH Advisors was founded in 2009 as Security Health Advisors, L.L.C. It is a wholly-owned national health insurance distribution arm of USHEALTH Group, Inc. The company sells individual health insurance plans and supplementary products underwritten by the Freedom Life Insurance Company of America and National Foundation Life Insurance Company, wholly-owned subsidiaries of USHEALTH Group, Inc. The company is focused on serving Americas self-employed and individual insurance market through its captive Agent sales force.

About USHEALTH Group, Inc.

USHEALTH Group Inc. is an insurance holding company based in Ft. Worth, Texas focused on providing innovative health insurance coverage for self-employed individuals and small business owners. The goal of USHEALTH is to combine the talents of its employees and agents to market competitive and profitable insurance products, while providing superior customer service in every aspect of the companys operations.

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