MedAssets and Premier in the News

Sacred Heart Health System (Pensacola, FL) expanded it use of MedAssets’ Access Integrity and Reimbursement Integrity solutions. MedAssets’ Access Integrity Suite was released about a year ago. Along with its Charge Integrity solutions, Sacred Heart will be using Care Pricer, Cash Manager and Contract Modeler. Care Pricer will be used to improve the accuracy of Sacred Heart’s patient liability estimates (to reduce uncompensated care and bad debt and accelerate cash collection). It will also use Cash Manager to help manage payor contracts and better identify underpayments and Contract Modeler to help improve claims data analysis, payor negotiations and revenue forecasting. As said, Sacred Heart already uses MedAssets’ Charge Integrity solutions for system-wide standardization of its chargemaster.

Precision Dynamics Corporation-St. John was just awarded a three-year contract with Premier. The contract offers Premier’s members Precision Dynamics’ wristbands, labels, and related patient identification solutions. Precision Dynamics’ innovations include the first barcode wristband identification system, the Smart Band® RFID system, and wristband solutions for newborns. Tracey Carpentier, president of Precision Dynamics-St. John, is pleased with the contract. In a recent article, she said, “Precision Dynamics-St. John is pleased and honored to continue our 8-year collaboration with Premier to provide its members with their choice of positive identification solutions that help deliver safe and efficient patient care.”

—Tom Finn

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