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PrimeDoc Renews and Expands Three-Year Contract with Ingenious Med

Thursday, December 10, 2009 Corporate News J E 4
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ATLANTA, Dec. 9 PrimeDoc Management Services, Inc. recently renewed a three-year partnership contract with Ingenious Med, experts in physician practice management systems. PrimeDoc, a company specializing in staffing hospitalists, began using Ingenious Med for automated charge capture, practice management, reporting capabilities and improved communication in 2004. The benefits PrimeDoc has experienced with Ingenious Med empowered them to continue and expand the five-year relationship.

Founded in 1997, PrimeDoc is rapidly growing and one of the most well-known hospitalist management companies in the nation, with 12 facilities and more than 100 physicians throughout the Southeast and Mid Atlantic. With all of its physicians and sites using Ingenious Med's IM Practice Manager, PrimeDoc has been able to increase revenue, improve quality of care and compliance and recruit and retain physicians, all while automating and mobilizing its practices.

"As a private practice, proper coding, documentation and compliance are very important," said Chris Noel, VP of Marketing and Recruitment at PrimeDoc. "Ingenious Med is definitely an attractive and helpful tool for recruitment and retention. No matter the doctor or experience level, it is safe to say Ingenious Med makes the physicians lives a lot easier."

Noel notes that when recruiting residents, Ingenious Med adds the appeal of an educational guide for coding and compliance, something they have yet to learn. For practicing physicians and administrators, the reports and functionality of Ingenious Med add attractiveness to PrimeDoc's practice.

"Our relationship with PrimeDoc has been centered around growth," said Scott Pierce, VP of Customer Operations at Ingenious Med. "We're excited to see that many hospitalists around the nation see the value in partnering with PrimeDoc and it is enthralling to be one of the elements that makes PrimeDoc so appealing in the industry. During our five years together, both companies have grown tremendously and the three year extension is a true testament to our compatibility in this market."

Beyond technology growth, PrimeDoc has added a third site in Georgia, PrimeDoc of Brunswick brings a six-physician practice to Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick. Additionally, PrimeDoc has expanded to cover three Bon Secours facilities in Richmond, VA.

Dr. John Johnston, VP of Practice Development for PrimeDoc as well as a practicing physician at the Burlington, NC site, states that "Aside from being an impressive recruitment tool, Ingenious Med is great from a managerial standpoint. I am able to look into detailed reports and analyze what is going on in the practice financially. The automation also gives you the opportunity to submit bills to the payor much faster, avoiding loss charges and increasing accuracy."

Johnston has been with PrimeDoc for more than 6 years and oversees expansion projects, as well as management of his site.

About Ingenious Med, Inc.

Founded in 1999 by a group of practicing physicians, Ingenious Med is an industry-leading mobile platform that automates the activities of physicians when they are away from their office, whether they are rounding at a hospital, an outpatient clinic, a nursing home, or even at home. Ingenious Med automates the revenue and charge capture processes for over 6000 users in more than 500 healthcare facilities across the United States.

Ingenious Med's all-inclusive software solution, IM Practice Manager, is a handheld and Internet-based application that enables physicians to capture charges, enhance documentation, coding and compliance, improve quality of care, increase revenue and communicate digitally. In addition, the program aggregates management data separately from the hospital information system, so individual physician and total department performance can be accurately evaluated. For more information, visit www.ingeniousmed.com or call 404.815.0862.

About PrimeDoc Management Services, Inc.

PrimeDoc Management Services, Inc., based in Asheville, N.C., is a 100-percent physician owned company that specializes in the establishment, staffing, and management of turnkey hospitalist programs.

One of the most well-established private-practice hospitalist companies in the U.S., PrimeDoc was founded in 1997 by Robert J. Reynolds, M.D., the company's president and CEO and an internal medicine specialist with 18 years of clinical practice experience. PrimeDoc serves hospital clients in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia, currently employing more than 100 hospital-based physicians. PrimeDoc also staffs two urgent care centers in North Carolina and a long term acute care hospital in Georgia (LTACHs are specialty hospitals that focus on patients with serious medical problems requiring intense, special treatment for an extended period). In addition, PrimeDoc offers a wide range of consulting services designed to help hospitals with an existing hospitalist program enhance their clinical and financial performance.

For more information about PrimeDoc, visit http://www.primedoc.net

SOURCE Ingenious Med, Inc.
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