via PRLog (Press Release) - Mar. 3, 2014 - ATLANTA -- Clearwave Corporation and PMMC announce the launch of an integrated patient registration kiosk and estimation solution. Patient out-of-pocket obligations are at all-time highs and the patient financial responsibility is a growing percentage of every healthcare provider’s accounts receivable. The cost to collect these funds continues to grow, while industry pressures are forcing providers to reduce administrative costs and improve patient satisfaction to remain profitable and grow their practices.
The kiosk based patient check-in eliminates registration bottlenecks, provides patients with an express check-in option, allows medical providers to increase point of service collections and, reduce administrative costs associated with front desk operations and back office collections. Clearwave’s ability to verify insurance and demographic data at the time of schedule and point of service is a necessary front-end of any Revenue Cycle process.
To complement this streamlined registration process, PMMC ESTIMATOR PRO takes the guesswork out of providing patients with an estimate of their portion of the bill. Healthcare providers can now easily generate written estimates of anticipated charges and projected payment for services within a patient’s health plan. By providing more transparent pricing for medical services, this approach benefits all parties involved.
“For the first time, providers will be able to link self-service registration and estimation,” said Greg Kay, Senior Vice President of PMMC. “With this solution, providers will address the two most difficult aspects of the revenue cycle: getting accurate, verified information from the patient and collecting patient responsibility prior to providing service.”
“The relationship with PMMC continues to expand our ability to implement solutions that allow our clients to increase their point of service collections. Every dollar collected at the point of service reduces collections cost as well as write-offs related to bad debt,” said Brian Stone, Chief Financial Officer of Clearwave Corporation.
PMMC, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a Microsoft-certified software development and consulting company for more than 400 hospitals and 21,400 physician clients. Since 1986, PMMC has consistently delivered innovative financial applications for clients to improve their financial operations through enhanced contract management, payment verification, cost accounting, financial decision support and consulting services. For more information, call Robby Shaul at (704) 543-8103, or go towww.PMMConline.com.
About Clearwave Corporation
Clearwave Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, GA., is the leading provider of self-service kiosk registration and eligibility verification solutions. Clearwave's solution automates eligibility verification and greatly reduces the time patients spend checking in and sitting in the waiting room. Patient satisfaction improves as lines, paper forms and redundant questions are eliminated and replaced with the convenience of a rapid self-service check-in. For more information, call Kassie Humphrey at (678) 738-1127, or go to www.clearwaveinc.com
For more information about Clearwave, please contact Luca Sergio: (212) 791-1440