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Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 11, 2014

Diagnotes Inc. and Advanced Healthcare Associates (AHA) today announced an agreement that will place the Diagnotes mobile and web-based clinical communication system in the hands of AHAs medical directors, physicians and nurse practitioners at more than 100 nursing homes in Central Indiana and Kentucky.

Our highly skilled clinicians have been providing leading-edge geriatric care for nursing home patients since 1988, said Bryon Miller, JD, GNP of AHA. The Diagnotes technology makes us one of the first post acute care practices in the nation to incorporate truly secure, mobile communication throughout our organization from our 24-hour nurse triage call center to our medical directors, rounding clinicians and billing staff.

The two companies initiated a pilot program in April 2014, initially integrating the Diagnotes system into the triage call center where more than 20 trained nurses take calls around-the-clock from AHA-staffed nursing homes reporting patient information and requesting clinician consultation and orders.

The Diagnotes secure text messaging and secure voicemail technologies allow triage nurses to communicate vital information to the clinician, and to verify that it has been received, explained Dave Wortman, Diagnotes chairman and CEO. Because professional staff scheduling is incorporated, the triage center is able to quickly identify and contact the on-call physician or nurse practitioner.

The mobile and web-based platform is designed for a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment, in which all users are able to use the smartphone, tablet, or laptop of their choice at any location. Diagnotes pushes critical information current medications, histories, allergies, etc. from the patients medical record to the clinician. Those facts, along with the triage information from the call center, efficiently provide what the practitioner needs to make a timely treatment decision.

The closed-loop system also allows the clinician to communicate follow-up and transition information to other team members, and to document the encounter, choosing from provided codes and descriptions to securely send details to the billing office. AHA, in the early stages of implementation, is already seeing decreased response times and increased revenue capture.

All evidence suggests that the Diagnotes communication system will allow us to improve the quality of care we deliver, with greater efficiency and effectiveness, said Meredith Hole, practice administrator. We couldnt be more pleased that we chose to partner with Diagnotes in this endeavor.

Wortman echoed the comments of Miller and Hole. We have an aging population, and the practice of geriatric medicine is bound to grow in nursing homes, smart medical homes, and congregate living, he said. AHA is clearly planning for the future by keeping its operations and staff on the cutting-edge of medical care for our seniors. Were proud to be their choice for enhanced mobile communication.

About Diagnotes

Diagnotes is a mobile and web-based software system that gives medical groups the tools to improve physician communication with their patients, care teams and office staff. Diagnotes accurately routes phone calls and text messages using its built-in provider directory and call schedules, automatically delivers key patient data from patient medical records and supports immediate, hassle-free documentation of every encounter. Diagnotes Inc. is using its process improvement and mobile technology expertise to improve productivity, increase profitability and enhance both physician and patient satisfaction for its clients. For more information about Diagnotes, visit

About AHA

Advanced Healthcare Associates is a successful and thriving practice of physicians and nurse practitioners who exclusively focus their services across the Post Acute Care continuum. The company has been specializing in geriatric care of nursing home patients since 1988, and is affiliated with most payors and health systems. For more information, visit or contact Tom Haithcoat at tom.haithcoat(at)advancedhealthcareassociates(dot)com.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) November 05, 2013

MultiPlan, Inc. today announced its settlement of the California state law qui tam lawsuit brought initially over three years ago by Rockville Recovery Associates, Ltd. against the Sutter Hospital System. Both MultiPlan and their affiliate company Private Healthcare Systems, Inc. (MultiPlan) were named as Defendants in the suit, which alleged false billing of certain anesthesia services on the part of Sutter, and further alleged that MultiPlan aided and abetted Sutter in these practices through the audit provisions of their provider network contracts with Sutter.

This agreement to amicably resolve the matter was made strictly on the basis of the additional costs involved in continuing to defend MultiPlans position. MultiPlan has consistently and vigorously denied any part in any alleged fraudulent scheme. In fact, MultiPlan contends that it should have been dismissed from the suit at its outset, an argument supported by the financial terms of the settlement.

MultiPlan operates preferred provider organizations that act as intermediaries between payers and providers. As an intermediary, it is critical to MultiPlan’s success that provider contracts permit reasonable measures by payers to remedy payment disputes and for providers to do the same. Rockville alleged that the audit provision in MultiPlans contracts with Sutter assisted Sutter in submitting allegedly false, fraudulent or misleading bills to insurance companies with which MultiPlan also had contracts. The audit provision which was not required to be changed as part of the settlement adequately provides both Sutter and payers with a remedy for disputed payments.

In addition, MultiPlan does not have any involvement with or responsibility for billing methodology or the setting of service charge masters for any provider participating in their networks, and Sutter confirmed that MultiPlan had no involvement with Sutters billing methodology. Furthermore, the number of claims with which MultiPlan was allegedly involved was quite small in relation to the total number of claims which Sutter submitted and which were the subject of the lawsuit.

The Settlement Agreement did not require the amendment of the Sutter agreements or any of MultiPlans current hospital network contracts in California. The Agreement did include certain non-financial terms related to network contracts executed with hospitals in California going forward, all of which are already standard MultiPlan contracting practice.

Lawsuit referenced is case number 34-2010-00079432; court of record is the Superior Court, State of California, County of Sacramento.

About MultiPlan

MultiPlan, Inc. is the industrys most comprehensive provider of healthcare cost management solutions. The company provides a single gateway to a host of primary, complementary and out-of-network strategies for managing the financial risks associated with healthcare claims. Clients include large and mid-sized insurers, third party administrators, self-funded plans, HMOs and other entities that pay claims on behalf of health plans. MultiPlan is owned by BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, and Silver Lake, the worlds largest private investor in technology. For more information, visit

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Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 16, 2012

Atlantic Information Services recently achieved a milestone as it reached 1,000 followers on its AIS Health Plans Twitter page. The 1,000th fan received a free one-year subscription to Health Plan Week, a weekly newsletter published for the health insurance industry. To access the Twitter page, visit!/AISHealthPlans.

The managing editor of Health Plan Week, Steve Davis, notified followers by tweeting, AIS Health Plans just reached a milestone: 1,000 followers. Take that, Lady Gaga! Thanks.

The AIS Health Plans Twitter page provides targeted news, data and strategic information for todays health care managers from veteran health reporters and keeps followers updated on industry news, AIS webinars and new publications.

About Health Plan Week

The nations #1 source of timely, objective business, financial and regulatory news of the health insurance industry. Published since 1991, the 8-page weekly features valuable insights and strategies for health plan managers and others who must monitor the activities and performance of health insurers. Coverage includes new benefit designs and underwriting practices, new products and marketing strategies, mergers and alliances, financial performance and results, Medicare and Medicaid opportunities, disease management, and the flood of reform-driven regulatory initiatives including medical loss ratios, exchanges, ACOs and myriad benefit design changes that are mandated. Learn more at

About AIS

AIS develops highly targeted news, data and strategies for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. Learn more at

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