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Pulse Systems Exposes the Truth About Revenue Cycle Management Services

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Systems, Inc., an industry-leading provider of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions, today announced the launch of a new educational campaign: The Truth about RCM Services. This campaign will expose questionable business tactics and potential contract traps used by some RCM service providers, and equip physician practices with straightforward information to help them collect more of the money they earn faster.

Pulse will kick off the campaign with a live webinar on September 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EST, on www.physicianspractice.com and with a white paper titled "Discover the Truth about RCM Services," which will be published on its website at www.pulseinc.com/RCMTruth. Pulse's experts will reveal seven controversial RCM business practices, including vendors getting paid on revenue they never collect; common bait-and-switch tactics; hidden fees and vague contract terms; non-disclosed outsourcing; and more. Pulse's industry experts will also provide tips on choosing the right RCM partner, resulting in accurate and timely payment to physicians.

"At a time when financial costs are at a record high for physician practices, effective and honest revenue cycle management can mean the difference between a thriving practice and a struggling one," said Jeff Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulse Systems. "Pulse's best-in-class RCM services help our clients improve the financial health of their practices by combating decreasing reimbursements and outdated collection systems, and eliminating common RCM pitfalls. In fact, we are so confident in our ability to deliver positive results for our clients, that we publish our RCM performance."

"The goal of this campaign is to educate physicians, administrators, and office managers about suspicious and questionable business practices that are prevalent in the RCM industry, as well as teach providers what to look for as they review proposals and contracts from different RCM and billing and collections vendors," said Samuel S. Ambrose, Chief Marketing Officer of Pulse.

Pulse RCM services support the financial operations of physician practices nationwide with results-focused, certified professional coders, and billing and collections experts. Pulse's RCM solutions utilize comprehensive claims scrubbing rules, enabling Pulse clients to receive optimal billing rates and first-time claim acceptance rates that average over 98%. Pulse's RCM clients benefit from higher collection rates, shorter payment cycles, and reduced operating expenses. Pulse measures its performance against, and often exceeds, MGMA best-practice benchmarks. There are no start-up costs, no software licensing fees, no hardware or server investments and no ongoing maintenance or software upgrade fees. Pulse RCM has been delivering results for more than two decades, continuously improving through an ongoing process of measuring results, streamlining processes, and developing advanced automation tools, all in an effort to help Pulse clients get paid quickly and accurately.

For more information about Pulse Systems, please visit www.pulseinc.com. To learn more about Pulse's RCM services, please visit www.pulseinc.com/services/revenue-cycle-management. To sign up for the free, live webinar, please click this link: http://www.physicianspractice.com/webinar/RCM-buyer-beware

About Pulse Systems, Inc.:

Pulse provides certified, integrated, electronic healthcare management systems to thousands of providers across more than 40 specialties nationwide. Pulse's award-winning, interoperable technology platform includes easy-to-use, cost-efficient EHR, Practice Management, e-prescribing and Revenue Cycle Management solutions. Pulse is committed to helping our physician partners gain greater work flow efficiencies, reduce costs and achieve meaningful use incentives; all supported by our best-in-class client support, training and implementation services.

Pulse is part of the Cegedim Healthcare Software division, owned and operated by Cegedim, a global healthcare technology company. To learn more or to request a demonstration of Pulse's solutions, please visit us at www.pulseinc.com or call 1.800.444.0882, option 3.

About Cegedim:

Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and databases. Its offerings are targeted notably at healthcare industries, life sciences companies, healthcare professionals and insurance companies. The world leader in life sciences CRM, Cegedim is also one of the leading suppliers of strategic healthcare industry data. Cegedim employs 8,000 people in more than 80 countries and generated revenue of €902 million in 2013. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT:CGM).

To learn more, please visit: www.cegedim.com

CONTACT: Samuel S. Ambrose Pulse Systems, Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Tel.: 800.444.0882 x1240 Aude Balleydier Cegedim Media Relations Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 09 68 81

Source:Pulse Systems Inc