CHRISTUS Health Renews Contract with BridgeFront for Third Consecutive Year

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BridgeFront and CHRISTUS Health renew its contract to continue educating the healthcare provider's revenue cycle staff and drive improvement of its bottom line

BridgeFront announces CHRISTUS Health has renewed its contract for the third consecutive year. CHRISTUS Health has improved its financial performance by focusing its resources and time on educating its revenue cycle staff, while continuing to deliver excellent patient care.

"We are delighted to continue our 'Journey to Excellence' by providing continuing education to our revenue cycle staff," says Sandi Green, CHAM, Director, Patient Access Revenue Cycle Services of CHRISTUS Health. "This year in addition to offering a new Revenue Cycle curriculum from BridgeFront to our Patient Access associates, we will also be offering online courses to our PFS associates. We are seeing performance improvements in the front end and it's reflected on the back end through our improved Revenue Cycle performance. Our partnership with BridgeFront allows us the flexibility to meet our training needs, while simultaneously expanding our corporate-wide student audience."

Now in the third year of its "Excellence at the Front-End" education program, CHRISTUS Health's Patient Access and Accounts staff will continue to incorporate BridgeFront's online education as an integral part of its Revenue Cycle improvement program. This year's topics include a broad spectrum of basic and advanced Revenue Cycle skills - supporting both preparation and continuing education requirements for the NAHAM and AAHAM certification programs.

"It's the front-line patient access and accounts staff that must be skilled and knowledgeable as they interact with an organization's customers on a daily basis," says Lorraine Schnelle, Executive VP of BridgeFront, with 25 years of healthcare finance experience. "However, revenue cycle leaders are finding it difficult to find the time to develop and deliver ongoing, targeted educational activities. To help healthcare providers prevent and eliminate costly errors in the Revenue Cycle, we've created a comprehensive, yet economical, online education program saving many providers thousands of dollars a year."

BridgeFront offers over 80 Revenue Cycle courses, covering a continuum of critical introductory to advanced skills. Schnelle says BridgeFront's courses have been proven to improve staff productivity, cash flow, employee relations and reduce overall denials, rejections and re-bills. And employees who complete these courses are found to be more accurate and productive.

BridgeFront's online course library covers a variety of topics on Nursing, Nurse Management, Long Term Care, Managed Care, Regulatory, State Specific and HIPAA compliance. Beyond the course library, BridgeFront offers a number of tools allowing clients to build their own courses, edit existing course and test content, create personalized student reports, quickly bulk-assign courses to its students and more.

All courses are customizable and available 24/7 online, so students can complete the training when their busy schedules allow. Course features include skill-building activities, chapter review questions, post-tests, certificates of completion and a virtual notes tool.

Learn more about BridgeFront's Revenue Cycle online education by visiting http://www.bridgefront.com/solutions_education_revenue.php or calling (866) 447-2211.

About BridgeFront:
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, BridgeFront helps healthcare organizations simplify and strengthen their staff education with a suite of customizable, targeted skill and competency building products, augmented by learning services, for a creative blended learning experience. BridgeFront is redefining healthcare education for thousands of healthcare providers around the world. For more information, visit http://www.bridgefront.com.

About CHRISTUS Health:
Headquartered in Dallas, CHRISTUS Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of more than 40 hospitals, inpatient and long-term care facilities as well as dozens of clinics, physician offices and health care services in more than 70 cities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Mexico. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten Catholic health systems in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.christushealth.org.

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BridgeFront
Kent Lane, Co-Founder & COO
(866) 447-2211

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