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LeonardoMD Offers Automated Appointment Reminders

March 13, 2012 - SAN DIEGO, CA - LeonardoMD announces a new automated appointment reminder feature for all LeonardoMD members currently using appointment scheduling. Through a partnership with TalkSoft's RemindMe service, a premier appointment reminder suite, LeonardoMD members can now set up automatic email, call, and text (SMS) appointment reminders for patients, as well as receive confirmation from patients in real-time on their LeonardoMD scheduling screen.

To set up a free trial of this time-saving new feature for your practice, contact Talksoft.

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Webinar: LeonardoMD Insight Offers Enhanced ERA Analysis

By Nathan Shepard, LeonardoMD Marketing

September 26, 2011 - SAN DIEGO, CA - LeonardoMD is proud to announce our new medical billing feature, LeonardoMD Insight. This enhanced ERA analysis tool, powered by our partner RemitDATA, allows quick and detailed analysis of your practice's collections on electronic health insurance claims.

LeonandoMD invites you to learn more about how you can improve the cash flow for your practice by viewing the LeonardoMD Insight webinar recorded Monday, September 26, 2011. Our colleagues at RemitDATA demonstrate their proven ERA analysis tools, integrated into LeonardoMD, during a webinar featuring RemitDATA Channel Director and product expert Nathan Skorick.

Click here to view the full-length LeonardoMD Insight Webinar.

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LeonardoMD's Virtuoso EHR Receives ONC-ATBC 2011/2012 Certification

By Nathan Shepard, LeonardoMD Marketing

December 3, 2010 - SAN DIEGO, CA - LeonardoMD is pleased to announce that the LeonardoMD Virtuoso EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Although LeonardoMD's member practices have enjoyed a popular electronic medical record (EMR) feature set for over a decade, LeonardoMD is proud that its latest EHR software release, Virtuoso, has been recognized among the most elite tools in clinical documentation. This certification is validation from CCHIT® that the LeonardoMD Virtuoso EHR fulfills the criteria and standards set forth by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) that EHRs are required to meet for the 2011/2012 stimulus program. A detailed description of these criteria is available at leonardomd.com/emr2011.

"ONC-ATBC certification from CCHIT® is a key component in LeonardoMD's commitment to offer our member practices an EHR in full compliance with the meaningful use measures," commented Ralph Holmes, CEO of LeonardoMD; "LeonardoMD is proud to attach our reputation for software quality and commitment to customer service to the new Virtuoso EHR, and we will continue to ensure compliance with ARRA criteria as they evolve over the next several years."

"CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives," said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

The LeonardoMD Virtuoso EHR is the latest web-based medical software offered by LeonardoMD, implemented by family practice and specialty physicians nationwide. Although many features have been added or improved, the full LeonardoMD software suite still runs completely out of the Web browser, and is accessible by Web-enabled mobile devices, iPhone, and iPad. More information about LeonardoMD Virtuoso is available on leonardomd.com, including EHR features, pricing, a quick tour, or you may schedule a live demo.

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About LeonardoMD: LeonardoMD is a leading provider of premier web-based medical practice management software and electronic health records (EHR) to thousands of physicians, billing services, and medical providers in every major medical specialty. The LeonardoMD software as a service (SAAS) suite of applications is delivered over the web through an Internet browser to eliminate the traditional investment required for servers and IT staff. LeonardoMD's products are designed to automate every step of the revenue cycle and patient care. Founded in 2000, LeonardoMD is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To learn more about LeonardoMD, please visit http://www.leonardomd.com.

About CCHIT: The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification: The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT® does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for Eligible Providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. LeonardoMD Virtuoso version 1.0, certified 9/30/2010, certification #CC-1112-607019-1, meets the following clinical quality measures: NQF 0013, NQF 0024, NQF 0028, NQF 0038, NQF 0041, NQF 0059, NQF 0061, NQF 0064, NQF 0421.

"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

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LeonardoMD Featured in New Book on Healthcare Reform

By Nathan Shepard, LeonardoMD Marketing
August 31, 2009 - KENT, OH - In his new book, "Anathema! America's War on Medicine," Dr. Michael Pryce, long-time user and enthusiast of LeonardoMD software, reviews the past 4 decades of the history of the American Medical Care System and outlines a new plan to improve quality of service while reducing cost.

Overview: There has been a War on America’s Medical Care System for the past 4 decades. Forces in the private sector and the public sector which are well funded and organized have systematically destroyed the American Health Care System. In 1971, health care in America cost $356 per person per year and was ranked Number 1 in the world. Nearly 4 decades later, the cost has skyrocketed to nearly 20 times the cost at $6,675 per person and is ranked last when compared to other industrialized nations. In addition, Americans have the most expensive care in the world in return for the fewest services. Low reimbursements and a burdensome liability system with huge malpractice insurance costs are driving American doctors out of business in record numbers. This book introduces a radical new plan in 3 steps to bring America into line with the rest of the industrialized world with regard to cost, availability and quality of service. It introduces a new liability system that does not forfeit protection for injured patients. It eliminates the Medicare system and puts all 300 million Americans on one affordable system at about 1/5th the present cost with complete health care.

About the Author: Michael Pryce MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with nearly 35 years of service in the American Health Care System. He lives in Ohio, was educated at the University of Akron, Wake Forest University Medical School, Akron General Medical Center in Orthopaedic Surgery and Loma Linda University in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. He holds a US Patent, is an avid woodworker, is an Instrument rated Private Pilot and is the President of a Regional Airport Authority. He is married to Jo Ellen Pryce and has two daughters both trained in the entertainment industry living in New York City.

For more details about the book, or to purchase your copy, click here:
Anathema! America's War on Medicine

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National Webinar: Top 10 Ways to Improve Collections

Presented by GreenFlag by Transworld Systems
November 18, 2008 - HOUSTON, TX - LeonandoMD invites you to learn more about how you can improve the cash flow for your practice by viewing The Top 10 Ways to Improve Collections webinar recorded Tuesday, November 18, 2008.

Our colleagues at Transworld Systems, Inc. serve over 20,000 medical professionals nationwide from over 100 locations, and they share these proven collection methods during a webinar featuring one of their National Medical/Healthcare Industry Consultants, Ms. Tracy Spears.

Tracy Spears is the National Consultant, Medical/Healthcare Industry and Director - Association Business Development for GreenFlag Profit Recovery by Transworld Systems, an MGMA AdminiServe Partner. She has been consulting with Transworld for two decades, has served as national director of training for the company, and is currently a Regional Director in Tulsa, OK. She wrote the article, "Top Ten Ways to Improve Collections" for MGMA's Connexion Magazine Nov/Dec 2005 edition and also presented an MGMA member Web-cast for MGMA members in 2006 and again in April 2008. Tracy has also written articles in The Journal of Medical Practice Management.

View the recorded version of the webinar here: Top 10 Ways to Improve Collections

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Vendors Collaborate to Speed Up Collection Process

By Eric Wicklund, Managing Editor, Healthcare Finance News
January 8, 2008 - SANTA ROSA, CA - Medical practices having problems with slow-paying customers or insurance collections might be advised to try a new solution that promises to speed up the process.

Transworld Systems, Inc., a provider of profit recovery solutions, is teaming up with LeonardoMD, a San Diego-based provider of Web-based practice management and clinical software solutions, to create a program to improve collections.

Transworld's GreenFlag Profit Recovery service will now be offered to LeonardoMD clients at preferred pricing.

The new interface being offered in the collaboration allows medical clinics to flag delinquent accounts, thereby sending them immediately to Transworld Systems, which handles the collections. As an option, clinics can also set up parameters for collections, establishing dates and even amounts, before sending the accounts on to Transworld.

"As insurance carriers continue to cut reimbursement and make it increasingly difficult for medical practices to thrive, forward-thinking practices are turning to new solutions to fight back," said Kyle Palla, vice president of business development for LeonardoMD. "The collaboration between LeonardoMD and Transworld Systems enables practices to streamline their collections efforts at a critical time in the revenue cycle. The LeonardoMD Web-based practice management software and EMR (electronic medical records) eliminates the IT hassles typically associated with medical collections."

"LeonardoMD's interface with our GreenFlag service provides mutual clients with an easy-to-use technology that will streamline their operations as well as allow them to focus on what they do best – providing quality medical care," added Ken Eissing, senior vice president and general manager of Transworld Systems.

One mutual client, the Gastroenterology Diagnostic Clinic in Pasadena, Texas, reported good results in using the new interface, according to a press release provided by the two companies.

"The software interface was easy to set up," said Becky Frias, a clinic employee. "Now that it's up and running, I don't have to spend hours entering the data. To be honest, I'm surprised at the vast improvement in both patient and insurance collections."

Transworld Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Outsourcing Solutions, Inc., is based in Santa Rosa, Calif. and reports collections of $2.4 billion from more than 60,000 clients over the past five years. LeonardoMD was founded in 2000 and lists thousands of clients across the United States.

Source: Healthcare Finance News, PDF

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LeonardoMD Collaborates with Collections Agency Transworld Systems to Provide Fully-Integrated Solution

January 8, 2008 – SANTA ROSA, CA, and SAN DIEGO, CATransworld Systems Inc., the industry leader in profit recovery, and LeonardoMD, Inc., a premier provider of web-native practice management and clinical software, recently collaborated to offer medical practices a completely integrated solution to streamline the collections process for slow-paying patient accounts and insurance resolution. LeonardoMD selected Transworld as the collection agency to offer its collections service, GreenFlagSM Profit Recovery, to all LeonardoMD clients at preferred pricing.

This is an ideal collaboration because not only are both our innovative services web-based, but we both share a commitment to superior customer service,” said Ken Eissing, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Transworld Systems Inc.  “LeonardoMD’s interface with our GreenFlag service provides mutual clients with an easy-to-use technology that will streamline their operations as well as allow them to focus on what they do best – providing quality medical care.”

The seamless GreenFlag / LeonardoMD interface minimizes internal efforts and reduces billing costs, subsequently increasing practices’ cash flow. Practices have two options in order to transfer their delinquent accounts to Transworld Systems to handle the collections – they can flag them and send them over with a few mouse clicks, or they can establish pre-determined parameters for when collections are to begin, and the system will automatically send them over to Transworld Systems.

"We’ve seen tremendous results and saved time in the process,” said mutual client Becky Frias of Gastroenterology Diagnostic Clinic in Pasadena, TX .  “The software interface was easy to set up due to the excellent support we receive from LeonardoMD.  Now that it’s up and running, I don’t have to spend hours entering the data. To be honest, I’m surprised at the vast improvement in both patient and insurance collections.”

Transworld Systems also provides the impact of third-party intervention, while preserving valued patient relationships.  Transworld Systems has extensive experience in the healthcare industry and has been an MGMA® (Medical Group Management Association) AdminiServe® Partner (AdminiServe is the branded name for the association’s preferred supplier network.) since 1998.  Transworld also recently attained the coveted Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Peer Review designation.

“As insurance carriers continue to cut reimbursement and make it increasingly difficult for medical practices to thrive, forward-thinking practices are turning to new solutions to fight back,” said Kyle Palla , Vice President of Business Development, LeonardoMD.  “The collaboration between LeonardoMD and Transworld Systems enables practices to streamline their collections efforts at a critical time in the revenue cycle.  The LeonardoMD web-based practice management software and EMR (electronic medical records) eliminates the IT hassles typically associated with medical collections, and this alliance demonstrates our commitment to offering new solutions to automate the revenue cycle.”

About Transworld Systems Inc.

Transworld Systems Inc. ®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Outsourcing Solutions Inc.®, is an industry leader in profit recovery with headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA, and more than 100 offices throughout the and Puerto Rico .  Transworld and its service brand GreenFlagSM Profit Recovery are redefining the collection industry by providing businesses with better tools for recovering bad debt and past due accounts.  With a success rate more than triple the industry average, Transworld has collected $2.4 billion over the past 5 years for more than 60,000 clients.  Transworld Systems is a Medical Group Management Association (MGMA®) AdminiServe® Partner and has attained the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) Peer Review Designation.  For more information, call Ken Eissing, Senior Vice President and General Manager, at (314) 576-0022 or ken.eissing@transworldsystems.com or visit http://www.transworldsystems.com.

About LeonardoMD

LeonardoMD is a leading provider of web-based medical practice management software and electronic medical records (EMR) to thousands of physicians, billing services, and medical providers in every major medical specialty.  The LeonardoMD software as a service (SAAS) suite of applications is delivered over the web through an Internet browser to eliminate the traditional investment required for servers and IT staff.  LeonardoMD’s products are designed to automate every step of the revenue cycle and patient care.  Founded in 2000, LeonardoMD is headquartered in San Diego, CA .  To learn more about LeonardoMD, please visit www.leonardomd.com.

Source: Transworld Systems, Forbes

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