GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD announced today that Elite Imaging has implemented the eRAD Insurance Eligibility and Verification module as part of a broad strategy to streamline its clinical and business workflow.
eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. is a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions. Elite Imaging, with 15 imaging centers across Florida, performs more than 250,000 studies annually.
“We used two methods previously, which involved multiple websites. eRAD streamlined that process tremendously,” said Laura Kassa, Director of Operations at Elite. “In South Florida, we had 12 people dedicated to insurance verification for the region. We now have three. Before, the front desk staff each needed to have their own login to each one of those websites in order to verify insurance, plus an understanding of the rules of each plan and how to verify the insurance.
With eRAD, it’s integrated within the RIS so it’s one login, one click—the information is at their fingertips, and they don’t have to be trained on multiple systems or jump through multiple websites to get it. eRAD gives us that one-stop shop experience.”
eRAD’s Insurance Eligibility and Verification Module integrates seamlessly to its Meaningful Use Stage II Certified RIS. Users know instantly if a patient is covered—and it details the coverage, co-pay, deductible, deductible met and co-insurance and calculates the amount to be collected at the time of service.
Kassa notes that the module impacts the patient experience: “The front desk can just print and hand it to the patient. It’s got their insurance right on it; this is what we’re verifying. In that sense the patient feels more confident—and it alleviates some phone calls.”
The module also alleviates some billing issues. “The staff’s first line of defense is to check the verification. And it’s not just for collection. You can see if there’s a referring authorization, it tells you right on the screen.”
eRAD’s Insurance Eligibility and Verification Module performs all data exchange in compliance with regulatory guidelines. Reliable, protected, direct exchange with thousands of payors enables Elite to establish more efficient collection processes and drive time of service payments.
Seth Koeppel, Senior VP of Sales at eRAD, said, “Elite has a great team and was an early adopter of Insurance Verification, our latest solution for streamlining the practice workflow. Elite recognizes that automating these time-consuming tasks has a direct impact on the success of operations—including clinical care—and we’re proud to deliver the top-shelf technology they are using to expand their business.”
About Elite Imaging
Elite Imaging specializes in all areas of medical imaging and radiology services. With convenient centers easily accessible across all of North and South Florida, Elite Imaging is a trusted resource when every medical imaging detail matters. It uses leading-edge, accurate diagnosis technologies to deliver the best imaging and radiology results, including the tracking and monitoring of disease progression and treatment effectiveness. Elite Imaging is the preferred choice by referring physicians, who depend on the group for accurate image readings and world-class medical service. Elite Imaging has some of the finest Radiologists on staff and offers quick-turnaround of all image readings. All its Radiologists are board-certified and are available for second opinions and medical consultation.
For more information, visit www.eliteimaging.net
Rohit Navani, COO
About eRAD, Inc.
eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its Meaningful Use-ready RIS, web-based PACS, and multi-site workflow solutions are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups, multi-site reading groups, hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. With over 400 customers in the US and several other countries, eRAD's solutions are available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise solutions. For more information, visit www.erad.com.
Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales
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About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 297 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet’s core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Florida, and New York. In addition, RadNet provides radiology information technology solutions, teleradiology professional services and other products and services to customers in the diagnostic imaging industry. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a more than 7,300 employees.
For more information, visit www.radnet.com.
Source: eRAD, Inc.