R1 Increases Hospital-Based Physician Footprint with New Groups

R1 RCMSeptember 29, 2020

emergency physicians revenue cycle management

CHICAGO – September 29, 2020R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ:RCM),

a leading provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management services to healthcare providers, announced its continued expansion into the hospital-based physician market with the addition of EMpower Emergency Physicians, a premier physician group in Arizona, and Integrated Care Physicians (ICP), a rapidly-expanding emergency medicine and hospitalist provider management company in Tampa, Florida.


EMpower Emergency Physicians selected R1 to provide revenue cycle management services across the group’s emergency department presence at acute care hospitals and freestanding emergency departments to drive enhancements in patient satisfaction, quality and performance and gain better visibility into the financial, clinical and operational sides of the business.


“We looked into R1 after they were highly recommended from a trusted colleague, and it quickly became clear that they were the partner needed to create lasting business improvements,” said Dr. Anne Burns, president, EMpower Emergency Physicians. “One of the specific areas we were really impressed with was R1’s data analytics offering which will give us access to real-time patient data, eliminating the guesswork typically involved with coverage planning and help us enhance overall care delivery.”


Integrated Care Physicians selected R1 to provide revenue cycle management services across their provider management network to achieve cost savings and increase revenue yield.


“Integrated Care Physicians acquired a practice using R1’s services, and that practice became a top performer within ICP from a collections per visit perspective,” said Matthew Jackson, chief financial officer, Integrated Care Physicians. “Those results inspired us to explore a larger relationship with R1. We believe that partnership will help us improve financial performance and the patient’s experience, which is critically important now as we all face a decrease in volume and future uncertainty brought on by the pandemic.”


“We are honored that EMpower Emergency Physicians and Integrated Care Physicians have selected R1 during these challenging times,” said Vijay Kotte, executive vice president of physician services, R1. “We’re confident our revenue cycle management solutions will deliver increased financial performance and support continued growth for both of these organizations.”


About R1 RCM 

R1 RCM is a leading provider of technology-enabled RCM services which transform and solve revenue cycle performance challenges across hospitals, health systems and group physician practices. R1’s proven and scalable operating models seamlessly complement a healthcare organization’s infrastructure, quickly driving sustainable improvements to net patient revenue and cash flows while reducing operating costs and enhancing the patient experience. To learn more, visit: r1rcm.com.


About EMpower Emergency Physicians

EMpower Emergency Physicians was founded in 2003 as a democratic physician managed group with eight original partners. The focus of the group was to help restructure and analyze business practices to improve patient care and satisfaction. Over the years the group has grown exponentially and now contracts with four medical centers in Arizona. EMpower’s Emergency Physicians excel at improving the quality of care patients receive while increasing hospital revenue and standing in the communities they serve.


About Integrated Care Physicians

Established in conjunction with BelHealth in August 2017, Integrated Care Physicians is a provider of Emergency Medicine and Acute Care provider management formed with the intent to provide clients with personal and customized service that is sorely lacking in today's marketplace. ICP provides expertise in operations and clinical integration for Emergency and Hospital Medicine.  ICP's service offering provides customized solutions tailored to the needs of each facility, including recruitment, credentialing and process flow redesign.


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