Connance Names Stephen Bernard Vice President of Professional Services

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Former Accretive Vice President to Head Connance’s Expanded Advisory Services Offerings

Connance, Inc. (http://www.connance.com), a provider of innovative, predictive analytic-based programs that improve financial performance in healthcare enterprises, today announced that Stephen Bernard has joined the company as its Vice President of Professional Services.

Prior to joining Connance, Bernard was Vice President, Operations at Accretive Health, Inc. During his time at Accretive, he was responsible for leading client’s revenue cycle operations across multiple health facilities totaling over $1.5 billion in net patient revenue. Bernard focused on driving incremental revenue improvement initiatives, implementing technology solutions, and achieving cost reduction targets for his clients. Some key accomplishments included measurable performance improvements within payer denials and take-backs, patient bad debt, level of care determination, patient length-of-stay, and overall A/R levels. Bernard was also the subject matter expert for Accretive Health within patient receivables management. Prior to his tenure at Accretive, he was an executive with Accenture. Bernard earned his MBA at Michigan State University.

In his role as Vice President of Professional Services, Bernard will lead engagements with Connance’s provider customers, diagnose client performance improvement opportunities, lead provider performance reviews, and deliver insights to help Connance's customers achieve strategic performance transformation.

“We are pleased to have Stephen join Connance and help our clients realize the most in their deployment of Connance technologies,” said David Franklin, Chief Development Officer, Connance. “Every provider needs to maximize the value from their investment and resources given increasing budget and cash flow pressures. Stephen’s years of running leading business offices and using advanced technology for maximum impact is a unique set of experiences and know-how that we can now bring to providers.”

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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