NetLIMS Financial System Improves New York Clinical Lab Insurance Reimbursements by Ten Percent

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NeTLIMS NJ, LLC, a provider of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), announced recently that their AutoBilling™ module has helped Shiel Medical Laboratory in Brooklyn, New York improve its insurance reimbursements by ten percent. Shiel Medical Laboratory is one of the country's oldest, continuously operating clinical laboratories and the largest privately-held lab in New York.

NeTLIMS NJ, LLC, a provider of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), announced recently that their AutoBilling™ module has helped Shiel Medical Laboratory in Brooklyn, New York improve its insurance reimbursements by ten percent. Shiel Medical Laboratory is one of the country's oldest, continuously operating clinical laboratories and the largest privately-held lab in New York.

"Our billing department was very unhappy with the capabilities of our legacy LIS system," explained Aron Junger, CIO at Shiel. "They thought we were losing a lot of additional billing opportunities because of the old system's limitations."

During a year-long selection process, a committee that consisted of Shiel's CFO, CEO, billing manager, lab director and an IT manager interviewed all of the major LIS vendors and selected NetLIMS located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

"What attracted us to NetLIMS was their customization capabilities and the relatively short time they could accomplish these tasks," commented Tod Schild, Senior VP of sales and marketing at Shiel. "When seeking reimbursement from large healthcare organizations, you have to be able to go line by line -- test by test -- and be able to correctly apply what you're getting reimbursed for and what you're not. The NetLIMS system allows us to get very specific and seek reimbursement for charges that we were denied in the past because we just didn't have the capability to track those charges down."

"The new LIS billing system helps me quickly redirect my sales reps' efforts wherever I see a need," continued Schild. "I can quickly get a breakdown of insurance summaries and identify which may not be a good account for us. It allows me to immediately identify the strengths and weaknesses of a particular account. We're capturing at least 10 percent more in reimbursements from our insurance providers."

About Shiel Medical Laboratory
In business since 1919, Shiel Medical Laboratory's main lab facility is located in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Their 35,000 square foot laboratory allows Shiel to service clientele with the highest level of efficiency and accuracy, while maintaining their position as the fastest growing regional laboratory in the New York Metropolitan area. Shiel's state of the art facility provides physicians and patients with an expansive range of clinical laboratory testing services. Their commitment to accuracy, reliability and efficiency makes Shiel a respected choice for quality clinical diagnostics. For more information, visit http://www.shiel.com.

About NeTLIMS NJ, LLC
NeTLIMS develops, markets and supports the AutoLims product suite. Since 1996, AutoLims has been powering hundreds of medium to large clinical laboratories in hospitals and commercial laboratories worldwide. NeTLIMS customers include the top New York City hospitals, HMOs including Clalit - the world's second largest HMO, and commercial labs such as Quest Diagnostics. Simply Powerful - AutoLims is lightning fast and extremely intuitive. AutoLims supports the complete needs of all types of clinical labs, from an individual lab to a network of laboratories. A perfect combination of cutting edge technology and unparalleled customizability and extendibility allows AutoLims to provide state of the art solutions to all disciplines inside the lab and for all stages of the testing process. For additional information please see: http://www.netlims.com.

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