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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 12
June 23, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • FCC HealthCapitalGroup
  • Ascendia Healthcare Management
  • Agfa HealthCare
  • IPNet-Solutions Inc.
2.) Claim Settlement - Making the Transition to Electronic Funds Transfers and Electronic Remittance Advices
3.) BCBSM Joins With Physician Groups And Hospitals On Quality Initiatives
4.) Health Plan Quality Improvement: Building and Monitoring an Effective Program
5.) Recommended Reading: Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare: A Tool for Programmed Learning, Revised Edition

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1.) FCC HealthCapitalGroup, Portland OR

Foothill Capital Corporation is a leading provider of asset based financing to companies for growth/expansion, refinancings/recapitalizations, turnarounds, debtor-in-possession financings and leveraged acquisitions.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_financial.html



Ascendia Healthcare Management, Owings Mills, MD

Ascendia Healthcare Management, Inc. is a management services and consulting organization specializing in healthcare management and technology outsourcing services. Ascendia provides Managed Care Administration, Medical Management, Physician Practice and Reimbursement Management, and Strategic, Operational, and Clinical Consulting.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_MCO.html



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When you purchase a listing in the Healthcare Intelligence Network Buyer's Connection, you get your company's 250-word profile on the Buyer's Connection web page with company logo and a hot-link, you also will be featured here in our twice monthly Buyers' Connection newsletter!

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Agfa HealthCare, Greenville SC

Agfa HealthCare is an international image and information solutions provider uniquely positioned to fast forward customers into the digital world. With more than a century of imaging science experience and a preeminent market position as a worldwide PACS leader, Agfa has the capabilities to create individualized, flexible, real-world solutions for customers, no matter where they currently exist on the analog-to-digital pathway.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_medical_products.html



IPNet-Solutions Inc.

IPNet eBizness Transact is a B2B connectivity solution that enables you to securely exchange information with your business partners via the Internet at a much lower cost and support your legacy systems during the transition.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/hipaacomply.html#IPNET



2.) Claim Settlement - Making the Transition to Electronic Funds Transfers and Electronic Remittance Advices

This report is for healthcare payers and providers seeking cost savings and innovation in their payment and collection practices. While claim submission and adjudication processes are highly automated, claim settlement is still paper-driven. However, a practical solution is now available for electronic fund transfers (EFTs) and electronic remittance advices (ERAs).

Learn more in this white paper available for download at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registerpph.html



3.) BCBSM Joins With Physician Groups And Hospitals On Quality Initiatives

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) launched a collaborative program partnering with physician groups and hospitals to enhance healthcare in the state.

To read this story in its entirety click here:
http://www.hin.com/bcstory.html



4.) Health Plan Quality Improvement: Building and Monitoring an Effective Program

Health Plan Quality Improvement: Building and Monitoring an Effective Program, a July 20, 2005 audio conference on CD-ROM, provides details on health plan quality improvement (QI) programs and results from such initiatives.

Health plans are using QI programs to improve the effectiveness and access/availability of the care that they provide and increase the satisfaction of members with the type of care that they receive -- all of which can have a bottom line impact.

For more information, please visit:
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5.) Recommended Reading: Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare: A Tool for Programmed Learning, Revised Edition

Gain a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and programmed introduction to the theory, practice, and management of performance and quality improvement processes in healthcare organizations of all kinds.

Parts I and II are intended for use by allied health students in technical-level programs of all kinds and provide a basic background in performance improvement philosophy and methodology for healthcare practice today.

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