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Pulse Systems Publishes Free White Paper Exposing Seven Underhanded Business Practices Conducted by Medical Billing and Collections Companies

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Systems, Inc., an industry-leading provider of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions, announced today it has published a free white paper: Discover the Truth about RCM Services. The white paper reveals seven predatory business practices used by some medical billing and collections companies (often referred to as RCM companies), and also provides useful tips on what to look for in RCM vendor agreements before signing a contract.

An effective business partner should streamline the revenue processes of a medical practice to help improve cash flow and ultimately enable physicians to make more money faster. Pulse's Discover the Truth about RCM Services white paper educates providers about seven predatory business practices of RCM companies including vendors getting paid on revenue they never collect; bait and switch advertising tactics; hidden fees and charges; ambiguous contract definitions; lack of transparency and real-time reporting; undisclosed outsourcing; and no performance guarantees. The free white paper also provides valuable tips on what to look for in an agreement before signing an RCM contract.

"Pulse is exposing these predatory business models to help inform physicians on what is taking place in the market today, and to provide tips on how to choose the right RCM vendor for their practice," said Samuel S. Ambrose, Chief Marketing Officer of Pulse Systems. "It's important to remember that an RCM vendor works for the practice – not the other way around. Pulse's primary focus for our RCM clients is to help each get paid accurately and timely, so they can focus on delivering the best healthcare possible to their patients."

Pulse RCM supports the financial functions of physician practices with results-focused, certified professional coders and billing and collections experts. Pulse's RCM solution employs comprehensive claims scrubbing rules, resulting in optimal billing rates and first time claim acceptance rates that average over 98 percent. Pulse's RCM clients benefit from higher collection rates, shorter payment cycles, and reduced operating expenses. Pulse's RCM results, which are published on its website, are measured against and often exceed MGMA best-practice benchmarks. Pulse RCM has delivered positive results for physician practices for more than two decades.

To download a copy of the free RCM white paper, click here. For more information about Pulse Systems, please visit www.pulseinc.com.

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