A $128 million settlement agreement between 23 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans and physicians across the country aims to resolve several class-action lawsuits.
The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT)(sm) announced that the software component of athenahealth’s service-based EMR, athenaClinicals(sm) Version .15 Release, is CCHIT Certified(sm) and meets CCHIT ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) criteria for 2006. Ambulatory EHRs are designed for physician offices and clinics where most Americans get their healthcare. CCHIT is a Recognized Certification [...]
Electronic Payment Providers, Inc. (EPP) was selected as a preferred vendor and provider of electronic payment services for Castel Connects® customers. EPP will provide Castel and their debt recovery clients with fully integrated payment processing solutions that allow acceptance of payments directly through the Castel Connects predictive dialer and automated messaging system. Utilizing EPP solutions, [...]
Convergys Corporation announced the availability of its Lifetime Value Optimizer solution that helps businesses maximize the lifetime value of each of their customers. The Convergys solution has been undergoing pilot testing over recent months with great results. Two additional client implementations are now underway. Today, customer interfacing employees and systems may make inconsistent policy decisions. [...]
Centene Corporation announced that it will present at the Deutsche Bank 32nd Annual Health Care Conference, to be held May 2-3, 2007, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Michael F. Neidorff, Centene’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present on Thursday, May 3rd, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be available as [...]
Noble Systems Corporation, a global leader in innovative contact center technology solutions, has received Collection Technology magazine’s Collection Technology Excellence Award for the Noble™ Composer Debtor Contact Management System (DCMS) product. Noble Composer DCMS was nominated for the award by a Noble Systems client who has increased collector productivity and collection results. The award was [...]
TNB Card Services has purchased the credit card portfolios of five more credit unions across the U.S., and is currently converting those card portfolios to TNB’s agent issuing program. The latest purchases bring the total number of programs TNB has purchased to more than 120 since it launched its agent issuing program in 2002. TNB [...]
In Spain, according to an article in the Christian Science Monitor, collectors aren’t as, how you say?, hampered as they are in the United States. For instance, collectors can show up dressed as monks, bagpipe players, bullfighters, or even Zorro. In fact, costumed collection is a growing phenomenon in Spain. Consumers are rarely prosecuted for [...]
The Wall Street Journal is featuring a consumer-focused piece on a widow, Viola Sue Kell, and her unfortunate experience with a collection agency and Social Security. Featured on the front page of the Journal‘s Weekend Edition, the story details the nebulous legal black hole surrounding veterans’ and social security benefits in relation to collection agencies. Federal law [...]
After Nevada’s lower house approved a measure to exclude debt collectors from the state’s dual-consent recording law, the bill gets some debate time in the Senate before a vote.