CHRISTUS Health Deploying Connance Revenue Cycle Technologies

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CHRISTUS to Leverage Connance’s Predictive Analytics to Optimize Revenue Cycle Efforts in Self-Pay and Managed Care

We are excited to be working with Connance to improve our revenue cycle processes, as we believe their technologies are innovative, proven, and deliver sustainable gains.

Connance, Inc. (http://www.connance.com), a provider of innovative, predictive analytic-based programs that improve financial performance in healthcare enterprises, and CHRISTUS Health, a leading healthcare system with more than 40 hospitals and facilities in seven U.S. states, today announced that CHRISTUS will deploy Connance technology as part of its revenue cycle improvement program. CHRISTUS will be leveraging Connance predictive analytics to optimize both internal and external revenue cycle efforts in self-pay and managed care revenues. The Connance deployment complements CHRISTUS’ ongoing revenue cycle transformation program to realize system-wide performance excellence.

“We are excited to be working with Connance to improve our revenue cycle processes, as we believe their technologies are innovative, proven, and deliver sustainable gains,” said Paul Generale, senior vice president, Financial Services at CHRISTUS Health. “Our team is committed to finding new ways to work more efficiently and deliver our patients an exceptional experience at every stage of their engagement, from the bedside to financial resolution.”

Connance will be deploying self-pay and managed care predictive analytics, workflow technologies and the industry’s leading outsourcing management platform. Connance will also deliver on-going performance monitoring and improvement recommendations to support CHRISTUS over time as markets and conditions change. “What is great about the program is how Connance technologies complement and leverage our existing resources,” said Kaycee Orman, executive director, Revenue Cycle Services at CHRISTUS Health.

“We are proud to be working with an industry leader like CHRISTUS Health, ranked among the top 10 Catholic health systems in the U.S., as they tackle some of the most important issues in healthcare – delivering exceptional care to all of their patients while maintaining their fiscal health,” said Steve Levin, CEO of Connance. “CHRISTUS has demonstrated the courage to innovate over the years and we look forward to joining their team.”

About CHRISTUS Health
CHRISTUS Health, an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system, is headquartered in Dallas and is comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS services can be found in over 60 cities in Texas, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Georgia and Mexico. The system employs approximately 30,000 Associates and has over 9,500 physicians on facility medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten Catholic health systems in the U.S.

About Connance, Inc.
Connance brings world-class predictive analytics and insights from hundreds of clinical settings to transform the performance of financial processes at hospitals, physician groups and outsourcing organizations. Connance solutions sustainably increase cash flow, reduce operating costs and improve policy compliance in self-pay, denial management, charity, and outsourcing processes. With clients like Centura Health, Florida Hospital, and Geisinger Health System, Connance is changing the expectations of financial executives. Connance is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more information visit http://www.connance.com or call (781) 577-5000.

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