Hudson Valley Hospital Center Selects Provider Advantage's VeriLink for Eligibility Verification

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Provider Advantage NW, Inc., a national provider of automated, integrated real-time healthcare information software, announced today that Hudson Valley Hospital Center has selected VeriLink to verify healthcare insurance eligibility.

Provider Advantage NW, Inc., a national provider of automated, integrated real-time healthcare information software, announced today that Hudson Valley Hospital Center has selected VeriLink to verify healthcare insurance eligibility.

This agreement provides Hudson Valley Hospital Center access to real-time patient eligibility and benefit information, allowing easy identification of what the patient’s portion will be for services rendered. Hudson Valley Hospital Center, located in Cortlandt Manor, NY is a not-for-profit, 120-bed hospital serving the Yorktown, Croton, Mahopac, Putnam Valley, Montrose, Cold Spring, and Hopewell communities.

Using Provider Advantage’s automated, integrated, real-time eligibility verification service, VeriLink, Hudson Valley Hospital Center will have access to Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health plan insurance data, to confirm patients’ eligibility at the point of service and to determine up front financial responsibility. This will dramatically improve cash flow operations, reduce exposure to uncompensated care, and facilitate the collection of co-pays and deductibles at the time of service, without adding additional work to the registration staff.

“It is a pleasure to have Hudson Valley Hospital Center as our customer,” said Ted Tomkins, President of Provider Advantage. “Using VeriLink to immediately verify patient information at the point-of-service, Hudson Valley Hospital Center will increase up-front collections and reduce the amount of work and cost in the business office to collect from the patient or health plan. This is accomplished with little additional work by the registration staff.”

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 http://www.provider-advantage.com.

About Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is a fully accredited general, voluntary, not-for-profit 120-bed Hospital serving the community with high quality health care through our team of more than 350 physicians and 700 employees.

Our health care services reach out to the community with our affiliates in Yorktown, Croton, Mahopac, Putnam Valley, Montrose, Cold Spring and Hopewell. For more information, contact Hudson Valley Hospital Center at 971.737.9000 or http://www.hvhc.org.

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