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FOR RELEASE
Thursday, August 04, 2005

Contact:
Raymond Dyer, VP Business Development 
Acusis
Phone: 412-209-1261
E-mail: ray.dyer@acusis.com


Acusis Recognized for Excellence in Billing and Pricing Methodologies

 

PITTBURGH, PA – Aug 04, 2005 – Pittsburgh based Acusis ® , a leading provider of medical transcription services to hospitals, clinics and physician practices was recognized for outstanding excellence after placing as a runner-up for the 2005 MTIA Billing Method Principles (BMP) Beacon Award. The Medical Transcription Industry Alliance (MTIA) along with other industry affiliates evaluated outsourced medical transcription service organizations and selected finalists based upon those that employed the following billing and pricing principles: verifiability, definability, measurability, consistency, and integrity.

Leading healthcare associations from the American Association of Medical Transcription (AAMT), American Healthcare Information Management Association (AHIMA), Modern Healthcare magazine and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) were chosen to assess semi-finalists from leading medical transcription service organizations in the industry. Evaluation of 24 applicants resulted in six selected as semi-finalists based on their ability to demonstrate clarity in pricing methodologies and billing practices and support this transparency with actual client experiences. “Receiving recognition for first place was CyMed, Inc. who was very closely followed by Acusis. By placing high, our panel of judges can attest that Acusis maintains a high standard of integrity in the relationship with their clients,? assessed Scott Faulkner, MTIA Board Member and BMP Beacon Award committee chair.

�“We are constantly seeking ways to improve the service we offer to our customers. We've recently added new billing features, pricing options as well as participated in an independent audit to verify to our customers that we maintain the highest integrity when it comes to customer billing,? commented David Iwinski Jr., chief executive officer of Acusis. In August, 2005, AcuSuite �® , Acusis' web-based software application has been enhanced with a new feature, AcuBilling, available for use this fall. AcuBilling provides customers with the means to access billing information electronically at their convenience.

In order to further validate and verify our processes and controls, Acusis commissioned an independent accounting firm to conduct an evaluation of their line-count pricing methodology, billing processes, system and controls. According to a report released in June, 2005 by Grossman, Yanak & Ford, LLP, “Acusis maintained internal control over customer billing based on published pricing methodologies.?

�“We could not be more pleased to make these improvements for our customers and receive recognition from leading industry affiliates when our industry is plagued with many companies having questionable billing practices that cast a shadow on all legitimately run operations. At Acusis, we have always placed a tremendous amount of effort into the relationship we share with our customers, pledging to them integrity and service excellence in all that we do,? commented Iwinski. �“We pride ourselves on being open with billing practices and ensuring that all transactions are done with the highest integrity and honesty. Being recognized by MTIA certainly places credibility on our message to provide the Highest Standards SM of medical transcription service in the industry.?

 

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About Acusis�®

Acusis, a leading provider of outsourced medical transcription services with Higher Standards SM , specializes in superior performance, integrity and world class service. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Acusis delivers an integrated solution to hospitals, clinics and physician practices. AcuSuite ® , its web-based software application uses a secure method to manage the entire transcription process. Acusis delivers accurate reports within a 24 hour or less turnaround time. A global team of more than 600 highly trained Acusis associates provides an unparalleled higher standard of excellence and customer satisfaction at the most competitive prices, evidence of why you should expect more from your transcription service provider.

 

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