News | December 1, 2021

athenahealth's Medical Billing And Patient Engagement Services Selected By Allied Digestive Health

WATERTOWN, MASS.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, today announced that Allied Digestive Health (ADH), one of the largest gastroenterology groups in the Northeast, has selected its cloud-based healthcare payments and patient engagement solutions to drive patient relations and revenue cycle excellence, and support the organization’s projected growth.

ADH is a multi-specialty Managed Services Organization group of more than 120 gastroenterologists, pathologists, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The practice is focused on digestive diseases and offers a full spectrum of gastroenterological services. All ADH’s gastroenterologists are board certified; several serve as hospital chief of gastroenterology; and many have been recognized in national publications as top-quality physicians.

Currently with 37 locations, the number of gastroenterologists at Allied Digestive Health has increased by over 50% in 2021 and is projected to exceed this pace in 2022. With athenahealth as a trusted partner, ADH can leverage real-time data analytics and dedicated customer success managers to help drive strategic business decisions for scale and growth.

Allied Digestive Health chose athenahealth’s practice management product for several reasons, including the ability to facilitate eligibility estimations, accelerate the claims process, and more efficiently ensure consistent billing. To proactively manage patient relations, ADH will leverage athenahealth’s robust patient engagement product, empowering patients to take an active role in managing their health and clinical information. Patients will have a range of tools to more easily understand and pay bills online, use online scheduling, and benefit from automated and tailored communications.

“Patient satisfaction is our top priority. After a careful evaluation of several leading revenue cycle management companies, we thought partnering with athenahealth would continue to differentiate Allied from its competitors,” said Jim Dwyer, SVP of Revenue Cycle at Allied Digestive Health. “athenahealth’s technology combines everything needed to provide the best possible patient experience, improve the bottom line, and monitor business operations with real-time analytics. The advanced technology will carry us well into the future as we continue to grow our organization."

“We are honored that Allied Digestive Health selected athenahealth to help advance the organization’s revenue cycle capabilities and patient engagement processes,” said Bret Connor, chief customer officer, athenahealth. “We look forward to delivering solutions to improve financial operations and increase provider satisfaction for Allied Digestive Health as they continue to pursue a fast-moving and high-growth business plan.”

About Allied Digestive Health

ADH, the largest independent provider of gastroenterology services in New Jersey, is a multi-specialty group of more than 120 gastroenterologists, pathologists, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who work together to uphold the highest standards of care for their patients. All ADH doctors are board-certified in gastroenterology and hepatology. Several serve as chief of gastroenterology at nearby hospitals, and a number have been recognized as top-quality physicians in publications, including Best Doctors in America; Top Doctors New Jersey; and US News HealthUS News & World Report. For more information about ADH, please visit: www.allieddigestivehealth.com.

About athenahealth, Inc.

athenahealth creates innovative healthcare technology that connects clinicians, patients, payers, and partners in differentiated ways. Our electronic health records, revenue cycle management, and patient engagement tools allow anytime, anywhere access, driving better financial outcomes for our customers and enabling our provider customers to deliver better quality care. In everything we do, we’re inspired by our vision to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.

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