Provider Advantage NW and Keane, Inc. Announce Preferred Vendor Relationship

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Provider Advantage NW, Inc., a national provider of automated, integrated, real-time healthcare eligibility systems, announced today a Preferred Vendor relationship with the Healthcare Solutions Division of Keane, Inc.

Provider Advantage NW, Inc., a national provider of automated, integrated, real-time healthcare eligibility systems, announced today a Preferred Vendor relationship with the Healthcare Solutions Division of Keane, Inc.

Provider Advantage, chosen as Keane’s preferred eligibility vendor, will supply automated, integrated, real-time eligibility information to Keane’s EZ-Access Patcom, Patcom Plus, and Keane InSight clients. Integrating Provider Advantage’s product, VeriLink, with Keane’s healthcare information solutions permits Keane’s clients automatic access to patient eligibility data - functionality which dramatically improves cash flow operations, reduces exposure to uncompensated care, and facilitates the collection of co-payments and deductibles at the time of service.

“We are proud to have been chosen as a preferred business partner by Keane,” said Ted Tomkins, President of Provider Advantage. “By seamlessly integrating eligibility inquiries and responses early in the patient access process, Keane continues to prove their value to their customers and their leadership in the healthcare information solutions marketplace. Having this relationship is one more step toward helping healthcare providers easily identify how they will be reimbursed for the services they provide.”

HIPAA certified, VeriLink is transparent to the HIS user, scalable to any number of campuses or sites. VeriLink offers a single connection to regional, national and government health plans (including Medicare and Medicaid), provides real-time responses which automatically post back to the patient account without additional data entry, and is customizable to meet the organization’s business rules. Providing translation capabilities to process non-HIPAA compliant transactions currently being used by the health plans, VeriLink also delivers reports that are complimentary to EZ-Access Patcom, Patcom Plus, and Keane InSight.

“We are excited by this new relationship,” said Richard Zegel, Director of Product Development for Keane. “By integrating VeriLink with our products, our clients will realize significant advantages in the management of their revenue cycle process. Keane diligently searched for the right partner to compliment our award winning Revenue Cycle Management products and we found that partner in Provider Advantage.”

About Provider Advantage:

Since 1991, Provider Advantage NW, Inc. has been providing innovative products and services to access real time healthcare data. Provider Advantage develops, markets, installs, and supports electronic data interchange (EDI) technologies that allow organizations to obtain, utilize, and manage insurance data to generate operational efficiencies and improve cash flow. Conforming to the needs of each customer, Provider Advantage’s products and services enable organizations to optimize revenues by establishing responsibility for healthcare services. For more information, contact Provider Advantage NW at (800) 203-5465 or visit

About Keane:

In business since 1965, Keane, Inc. (NYSE: KEA) is a premier business and IT services firm. Keane delivers Application and Business Process Services to help clients transform their business and IT operations to achieve demonstrable, measurable and sustainable business benefit. Keane is a trusted advisor and partner for its clients by solving real business issues through the development and implementation of cost-effective, change-oriented, industry-specific solutions. Specifically, Keane delivers highly synergistic service offerings, including Application Development & Integration, Application Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing. Keane believes that business and IT improvements are best realized by streamlining and optimizing business and IT processes, implementing rigorous management disciplines and fostering a culture of accountability through meaningful performance metrics. Keane, based in Boston, MA USA, delivers its services through an integrated network of regional offices in the United States, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and via SEI CMMI Level 5 evaluated Advanced Development Centers (ADCs) in Canada and India. Information on Keane is available on the Internet at


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