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SCL Health Creates Provider Services Organization to Benefit Patients and Doctors

May 19, 2015

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Brian Newsome, SCL Health

Carol Barreyre, MedSynergies

MedSynergies will provide tools and processes to boost patient service and care

DENVER and IRVING, TEXAS (May 19, 2015) –  SCL Health, a faith-based nonprofit health system serving Colorado, Kansas and Montana, is creating a provider services organization (PSO) that will help clinicians more effectively manage their practices while enabling them to focus more on patient care.

SCL Health PSO, LLC, which is wholly owned by SCL Health, has a contract with MedSynergies to offer physician management and business services to SCL Health’s more than 500 employed care providers enabling them to focus more on caring for patients.

“MedSynergies’ expertise in delivering critical business functions enables us to put our energy into patient care and engagement with the confidence that comes from sound operations and a strong partner,” said SCL Health Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, Dr. Rick Lopes.

Through the new PSO, SCL Health’s employed care providers will have access to MedSynergies MSIGHT™, a solutions suite that provides meaningful information and analytics to improve operations, financial performance and patient care. SCL Health will use MSIGHT services such as revenue cycle management, human resources, practice development, reporting and analytics to improve day-to-day practice operations. Additional services focus on better engaging physicians as well as patients with daily patient outreach, referrals and scheduling. In addition to helping practices run smoothly, using these services can ultimately improve the health care experience for both patients and care providers.

“SCL Health’s PSO enables physicians across the SCL Health network to transform how their organizations operate by sharing valuable services and improving practice operations,” said MedSynergies Chief Executive Officer J.R. Thomas. “Joining together to serve the PSO demonstrates our shared vision for care providers to improve access to quality and affordable health care and achieve better patient outcomes.”

As a national leader in developing and operating physician management services organizations, MedSynergies serves patients in managing nearly 12 million patient visits each year and handles more than $1 billion in billing and collections for its 9,000-plus care providers nationwide. MedSynergies is now part of Optum.

About SCL Health

SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable. Our $2.4 billion health network aspires to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through our eight hospitals, more than 160 physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care, and safety-net services in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. We proudly partner with other organizations to improve quality and the patient experience. SCL Health provides more than $226 million a year in community benefit. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealth.org.

About MedSynergies Inc.

MedSynergies partners with health care organizations and physicians to align their operations by providing revenue cycle management, practice management, consulting services, business process analysis and software integration solutions. Leveraging its knowledge and experience in hospital-physician alignment, MedSynergies improves processes, optimizes technology and builds on trusted patient relationships, enabling hospitals and physician practices to offer quality health care. Founded in 1996, Irving, Texas-based MedSynergies is part of Optum (UnitedHealth Group NYSE: UNH), a leading information- and technology-enabled health services business. MedSynergies partners with hospitals and health networks and serves more than 9,300 providers across the United States. For more information, please visit www.medsynergies.com.

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