Electronic data option available to health-care industry

April 9, 2007
HIPAA-compliant data conversion solution streamlines receivables processes for health-care providers, payers.

CINCINNATI--Fifth Third Bank's Treasury Management division has announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with Revenue Management Solutions, a medical payment and remittance system provider.

The relationship will bring industry-leading paper electronification tools to the firm's clients and represents a major milestone in Fifth Third Bank's long history of commitment to the health-care industry.

With this new capability, paper Explanation of Benefits, currently captured as images within Fifth Third's nationwide lockbox network, can now be converted into HIPAA-compliant data files using RMS' proprietary technology.

By converting paper documents into electronic images, health-care clients can streamline their receivables process and shorten their revenue cycle.

"Our commitment to the healthcare industry is one of our top priorities, and our relationship with RMS will allow us to continue bringing solutions to the marketplace that meet the unique challenges of payers and providers," says Kevin Lavender, senior vice president and national healthcare business executive for Fifth Third Bank. "We look forward to leveraging this relationship to help our clients achieve their business goals."

The automation of manual collection processes also will result in faster, more cost effective data conversion that allows assets to be redeployed while maintaining critical HIPAA compliance.

"We are pleased to have been selected by Fifth Third to be a part of their comprehensive service offerings to the health-care industry," said Tom Dean, chief executive officer for RMS. "Providing innovative technology solutions to advance the electronification of healthcare paper processing is the guiding principle for our business, and we look forward to working with Fifth Third to deliver an integrated solution to their clients."

For information about Fifth Third Bank and its health-care solutions, visit Fifth Third Bank.

For information about RMS, visit RMS.