After nearly 14 years with onsite patient access and revenue cycle solutions, prominent substance-use disorder center looks to benefit from cloud-based system advantages
CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#RCMcloud—Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare IT platform solutions and services, today announced that Ashley Addiction Treatment Center will transition to the company’s RCM Cloud platform of patient access and revenue cycle solutions. A Stockell Healthcare client from 2006 until the merger of Medsphere and Stockell in September 2017, Ashley has been using InsightCS, Stockell’s on-site suite of RCM tools.
“As satisfied as we’ve been with the localized RCM suite, there were still obvious benefits in making this move to a cloud-based solution,” said Ashley CEO Dave Nassef. “Beyond the obvious advantages of not having to maintain local servers, RCM Cloud includes an updated user interface that enables our staff to work more efficiently. The switch to RCM Cloud also improves our financial efficiency via a new charge unit methodology that addresses an overlapping authorizations requirement for billing from our outpatient clinics.”
Originally founded in 1983 in Havre de Grace, Maryland, Ashley started as an alcoholism treatment center and has since expanded to incorporate care for all manner of substance-use disorders. Ashley employs a holistic approach to addiction that incorporates aspects of medical and psychological care in an effort to address the underlying causes of addiction, as well as contributing factors such as depression, anxiety and genetic/familial concerns.
“Ashley’s relationship with Medsphere via Stockell goes back quite a few years, and we’re very pleased that Dave and the leadership team had the trust and confidence necessary to make this transition,” said Irv Lichtenwald, Medsphere president and CEO. “Cloud-based solutions like RCM Cloud provide a combination of freedom, flexibility and performance that onsite solutions can’t quite match. This is the way of the future in healthcare IT, and we’re very pleased to see clients like Ashley make the jump.”
Medsphere’s RCM Cloud solution is one aspect of a cloud-based HIT system that includes the CareVue Cloud electronic health record. Medsphere also incorporates the award-winning Wellsoft emergency department EHR and the HealthLine supply chain management solution into a comprehensive platform to address the financial and clinical needs of most any healthcare organization.
About Ashley Addiction Treatment Center
Ashley Addiction Treatment (Ashley) is a nationally recognized leader in the integrated, evidence-based treatment of substance-use disorders. Ashley’s expert staff implements a comprehensive program for patients that integrates a full spectrum of medical, clinical and holistic treatment methods. Ashley’s driving principle – “everything for recovery” – reinforces its timeless mission to heal each individual with respect and dignity, and reflects its ongoing commitment to meet new challenges.
Accredited by The Joint Commission and a division of Ashley Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Ashley has treated nearly 45,000 patients since its inception in 1983. Ashley’s expansive offerings include inpatient as well as outpatient treatment, sobriety enrichment, community outreach, family and children’s education and specialty programs. For more information, please visit www.ashleytreatment.org.
About Medsphere Systems Corporation
Founded in 2002 and based in Carlsbad, Calif., Medsphere Systems Corporation is an organization of committed clinical and technology professionals working to positively impact patient care by delivering award-winning healthcare IT solutions for providers of every size and budget. Medsphere’s inpatient portfolio includes CareVue, an integrated EHR system that incorporates clinical, financial, and patient accounting solutions, and RCM Cloud, a complete end-to-end revenue cycle management solution.
Medsphere’s ChartLogic division offers a complete ambulatory suite including EHR, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, and Patient Portal. Using a vendor-independent approach to helping hospitals solve critical challenges, the Phoenix Health Systems division provides a host of healthcare IT services, including systems implementation, project management, remote service desk, end-user device management, application management and IT leadership. Medsphere’s Government Services Division also applies legacy EHR expertise to development and testing projects for both the Department of Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Service.
Learn more about Medsphere at www.medsphere.com.
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