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Welcome to MedChi's Vendor Resources. At MedChi, we value our members and are committed to providing them with the most up-to-date resources. We also value our relationships with our vendors. In order to establish a means of constructive feedback to our vendors, we would like to hear from you, our members.
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If you are interested in learning more about the MedChi Advantage Vendor Program, please contact Jaclyn Rodriguez or 800-492-1056 ext. 3315.
MedChi Vendor Rating System
MedChi uses your feedback to help our vendors improve products and services, as well as compliment them on a job well done. Since all of the comments will be confidential, we have designed a rating system to help you at a glance.
Our rating will be based on a "five star" system. All vendors are initially given three stars when they become a MedChi vendor. The rating system will be as follows:
*** Baseline for all MedChi Vendors
**** Complimentary information increases the number of stars
***** Maximum number of star awarded is five
** Negative information decreases the number of stars
* One star or less will be re-evaluated prior to the renewal of a vendor agreement
MedChi always encourages its members to shop wisely and interview each vendor to make a personal decision as to which vendor best meets their individual needs.
For your added convenience, we have provided a direct link to each Vendor's website. Just click on the logo and you will leave the MedChi website and will be able to browse additional information regarding our Vendors.
Be sure to let our Vendors know you are a MedChi member and be sure to look for additional savings with MedChi Purchasing Power.
Insurance Services for Physicians & Their Staff
A one stop resource for all your insurance needs (employee benefits, medical malpractice, business insurance, life, disability, Section 125 & more). A wholly owned subsidiary of MedChi, providing a complete portfolio of insurance including discounts for certain products to MedChi members. We also offer a FREE, no obligation consultative insurance review that may save you dollars or improve your existing coverage. To take advantage of this service, and/or to obtain a proposal, please contact, Keith Mathis, Mary Kerins or Ron Fisher at 1-800-543-1262 or visit www.medchiagency.com.
Collection Recovery Services
FMS Solutions specializes in implementing state-of-the-art debt collection solutions that give physicians and their staff the ability to submit debt electronically, track collection progress, and manage their accounts with ease. With lower fees and higher collection percentages than our competitors, it just makes sense to use FMS for your collection needs. For more information call Jeffrey Hausfeld, M.D., at 301-220-1849, ext. 1350.
Vendor Rating: *****
I.C. System specializes in healthcare collections with over $60 million collected annually. MedChi Members receive a 20% DISCOUNT; additionally, ask about the 75th ANNIVERSARY DISCOUNT. Count on I.C. System skilled/certified healthcare collectors for early-stage through intensive recoveries, national credit bureau reporting, legal services, and more. We are EASY TO WORK WITH---dedicated Client Service Department and Online Tools for submitting debts and monitoring our activity (# of letters sent, # of calls made, current balance, etc.). I.C. System is PPMS Certified for BEST-PRACTICES and follows very strict compliance guidelines while maintaining a BBB 'A' rating. FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES at www.icmemberbenefits.com including a webinar and a booklet of collection tips.
Commercial Real Estate
Vendor Rating: ***
Uniquely qualified to provide healthcare real estate advice.
For more information please contact Martin Kibbe by email or phone at 800-584-9018
Electronic Payment Services
TransFirst® is one of the nation’s leading providers of payment processing services. With more than 15 years of experience and some of the leading experts in the payment processing industry on our staff, we know what it takes to help physicians grow their practices and achieve lasting success.
New in 2014: Accept AMEX for less!
MedChi practices that open a new account with TransFirst can accept American Express® Card transactions at the same rate as other payment cards®. Imagine all your processing information on one statement, with one point of contact and one great price! Call 800-613-0148 or fax your merchant statements to 800-297-3405.
®Merchants eligible to accept American Express Cards directly through TransFirst are those that process less than $1,000,000 in American Express annual charge volume. Certain restrictions and exclusions may apply. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are not necessarily affiliated with TransFirst. TransFirst, LLC is a registered ISO/MSP of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA and Synovus Bank, Columbus, GA for Visa® and MasterCard® transactions only.
Vendor Rating: ***
USB Payment Processing is a leading provider of electronic payment services for the Maryland medical community. Serving hundreds of medical practices since 1996, USB has developed specialized products and services in demand by medical professionals. Our location in Towson, Maryland allows us to offer more personalized service with local representatives, non-automated customer service, and same day on-site technical support.
Protect your practice & patients with the latest technology and security. These solutions are designed to help you improve cash flow, minimize your collections risk and better serve your patients.
We offer MedChi members:
- Low-cost credit and debit card processing
- Fully PCI and HIPAA Compliant
- ACH Processing/Recurring Billing
- Patient Retention Programs
New in 2014: Accept AMEX for less!
MedChi practices that open a new account with USB Payment Processing can accept American Express® Card transactions at the same rate as other payment cards. All your processing information on one statement, one point of contact and one great price!
USB guarantees to find savings for practices that complete a free cost analysis, which is available to all MedChi members. Find out how much you can save by switching to USB. Call 410-828-4286 or fax your merchant statements to 410-828-4599.
For more information, visit http://www.usbne.com/.
USBNE, Inc. is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A, Walnut Creek, CA.
Healthcare Business Banking
Vendor Rating: ***
Healthcare comes with unique financial challenges. This is precisely why you need a dedicated Healthcare Business Banking Relationship Manager with a strong knowledge of the healthcare industry. Unlike many financial institutions, PNC has Healthcare Business Banking Relationship Managers dedicated to servicing the healthcare field.
The Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland was created with one purpose: to serve the Doctors of Maryland. Medical Mutual is the state’s leading medical professional liability insurer and the only insurer who has continually protected Maryland Physicians since 1975.
Doctor-owned and Doctor-directed, Medical Mutual provides comprehensive coverage options, aggressive claims defense and extensive risk management support. Medical Mutual is a strong and financially stable company, rated “A-“ (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
For more information, call 410-785-0050 or visit us on the web by clicking here.
Marketing & Communications
Kinetics MarCom is a full-service marketing and communication firm that serves the Maryland, DC and Virginia health care and physician community. We provide our clients with customized solutions for:
Design and development of patient materials and forms
- Patient recruitment through both traditional advertising, direct mail and digital marketing
- Web site design
- Media Relations
- Search engine optimization (SEO) and digital advertising
- Clinical trial patient recruitment
Annapolis Billing Services - Navigating your Medical Billing Needs. Our highly skilled medical billing staff is able to assist and customize all your billing needs. In the Health Care Industry, we know time is extremely valuable. Why spend the time agonizing over unpaid claims, insurance regulation and standards. Annapolis Billing has the answers and gets you paid!
Since its inception in 1968, Professional Management, Inc. has remained an industry pioneer specializing in billing, collections, and consulting services for physicians, physician groups, and hospitals.
PMI’s success and longevity can be directly credited to the steadfast following of its’ clients. This client loyalty is a direct result of their commitment to exceptional service, delivering innovative solutions and expertise in navigating increasingly complex regulatory and compliance landscape.
These many years of experience has taught PMI the intricacies of physician billing and the working knowledge of the various payers and state agencies to facilitate speedy claims processing. An industry leader, PMI is able to spot trends that affect reimbursements, denials, and compliance.
As the strained relationship between physician and payer has escalated in recent years, PMI has positioned themselves firmly as the physician’s ally.
For more information, contact us at 410-931-0400 or email@example.com
Medical Marketing Services
We are passionate about medical marketing. Since 2009, NOVA MedMarket has been delivering proven results to medical practices in DC, MD and VA. We are online medical marketing experts, building usable websites with high-ROI search engine optimization. Our proprietary offline Referral Generation Program has proven successful for ensuring a reliable, long-term flow of new patient registrations. For more information contact Lateef Mauricio at (703) 855-9641 or visit www.novamedmarket.com.
Realizing your mobile strategy is simple, straight forward and easy with Flateez mobile solutions. Flateez provides innovative mobile apps to effectively connect with your patients and visitors by leveraging the power of smart phones and tablet devices. Instantly provide hospital information, physician directory, phone directory, campus maps and other information to your patients and visitors through branded Flateez mobile apps. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425.836.9547 to launch your mobile strategy.
Vendor Rating: ***
athenahealth offers a special discount on our medical billing, EHR and patient communication services for MedChi members. MedChi members receive a 6% discount on our cloud-based, integrated suite of practice management services including:
athenaCollector® – a medical billing and practice management service that increases client collections by 12%
- athenaClinicals® – a Stage 1 Meaningful Use-certified EHR solution that guarantees eligible providers receive their federal stimulus money
- athenaCommunicator ®–automated patient communication, live operator services, and a patient web portal that keeps your practice competitive, compliant and accessible.
With the powerful combination of athenahealth’s cloud-based software, medical billing and clinical rules engine, and back-office services, you get:
We flag medical billing and coding errors, so you can correct them before they become problems. And we let you know when there’s an inaccuracy on a claim—before it can be denied. We help reduce time-intensive tasks by managing your claim submissions, electronic eligibility verification, payment posting, claim follow-up, and denial management. We guarantee our EHR will get you Meaningful Use incentive dollars. And we can also help you improve your self-pay collections through automated services.
Try our Revenue Calculator and identify the top revenue and cost saving opportunities for your practice.
We research new insurance, clinical, and P4P rules, build them into our patented rules engine, and make them available across our network to all clients, resulting in fewer claim denials. Our EHR enables offices to go paperless and it won’t slow you down. We take on the bulk of your clinical paperwork by receiving and routing faxes to practice members or into patient charts. And we tie incoming results to the original orders, closing the loop on patient encounters.
Successful medical practices are as proficient at managing the demands of their business as they are at managing the care of their patients. And among the most crucial demands in any medical practice is establishing a secure, efficient and inexpensive system for storing and accessing their financial records. ShoreScan Solutions provides a secure off-site database storage service that serves businesses of all types and sizes with immediate access to information from multiple locations, while saving both time and money. With no software, servers or IT costs, our HIPAA certified compliant system delivers the business information you need — whenever or wherever you need it. Mobile ready, the next generation of information management has arrived.
MedChi members receive 10,000 pages of free storage and 10% off the price of a scanner with a 2 year service agreement.
Online Medical Training
4Medapproved is a leading provider of online training for members of the medical community. The company offers training in areas that include Meaningful Use, HIPAA, ICD-10, EHR implementation, and more. The training is entirely online and self-paced, to meet the needs of busy medical professionals. 4Medapproved provides robust, convenient training at a time of rapid change in healthcare.
4Medapproved’s courses are accredited for nursing CEUs through ANCC, college credit through IACET, and AHIMA CEUs for coders. The company’s education partners include AHIMA, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, CalHIPSO, and MedChi, among many others.
The 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, Lilly has remained dedicated to creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. At the heart of Lilly's operations are its core values - excellence, integrity and respect for people.
Collect Rx has developed a unique approach to maximizing provider reimbursements on out-of-network bills. Collect Rx has a highly experienced team of professionals, each of whom has in-depth knowledge of the strategies used by the insurance companies to reduce out-of-network reimbursements. Collect Rx combines this expertise with its proprietary CRXIS™ Business Intelligence Engine. CRXIS contains sophisticated data and analytics tools populated with information from the more than 600 providers that utilize Collect Rx’s services. For more information, call 301-230-2440 or visit www.collectrx.com.
Shipping Services and Discounts
Vendor Rating: ***
The MedChi Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, is a comprehensive inbound and outboundshipping program that combines simplicity, savings, and value to all MedChi members. PartnerShip works with nationally known carriers including FedEx, UPS Freight, and YRC Freight to provide unparalleled customer service and significant savings on every shipment. Members who enroll in this free program receive discounts on small package, freight, and tradeshow shipments. Visit PartnerShip.com/MedChi or call PartnerShip at 800-599-2902 for more information.
Staffing and Recruiting Solutions
Since 1989, Mary Kraft Staffing and HR Solutions has been providing a full portfolio of specialized staffing and recruiting solutions designed to address the needs of a wide range of clients—from healthcare organizations to government contractors to small businesses and the Fortune 500. We understand that staffing mistakes and bad hires can drastically affect your bottom line. With a seasoned staff of HR experts and project managers dedicated to finding the best fit for an array of staffing requirements, Mary Kraft delivers customized, client-focused, flexible solutions to meet a wide range of staffing and recruitment needs.
Vendor Rating: ****
Through our Affinity Vendor, Favorite Healthcare Staffing, MedChi offers members outstanding values in medical staffing and personnel services. With preferred pricing rates for members, Favorite’s comprehensive range of staffing services can help physicians improve cost control, increase efficiency, and protect their revenue cycle.
Learn more by visiting Favorite’s MedChi Member Site or call 866-877-4518.
Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pads & Paper
Rx Security has been a leading supplier of counterfeit-resistant prescription pads since 1989. With over 80,000 clients across North America, our focus is to design, develop and supply products that assist medical professionals in protecting their patients against prescription drug abuse.
All of Rx Security’s prescription forms have numerous security features which exceed Medicaid regulations. The security technology prevents reproduction and alteration of the original script thereby reducing fraud. Rx Security’s features include, but are not limited to: a “VOID” appears on any reproduction, erasure-resistant background, security features box on back, micro-printed border, thermochromic ink and an artificial watermark.
MedChi members are eligible for discounts off Rx Security’s low pricing. Member pricing for 20 one-part pads is only $69.88 including shipping and set-up! Our friendly live customer service is a key component in our production of high quality products, as well as our fast set up and turnaround times.
• Single part prescription forms
• Two part prescription forms
• 8 ½” X 11” EMR printer paper (Perforated & non-perforated)
• 8.5” X 11” Secure Discharge Forms
Easy to order
Ordering is quick and simple for MedChi members.
• Call us at 1-800-667-9723
• Fax us at 1-866-667-9723
• Order online from http://www.rxsecurity.com/medchi.html
For more than 30 years, CSC has helped global healthcare organizations collaborate and operate more efficiently improving patient care quality and safety, develop life-saving medicine at less cost and make better decisions through the effective use of technology and information. We deliver business and clinical consulting, process, technology and managed services solutions to healthcare providers, health plans, government health agencies and life sciences organizations around the world. By working closely with global government organizations, we provide the right technology-enabled answers to achieve their missions and to improve the quality of care for patients. We help government agencies envision, implement and manage new solutions and processes that transform the way physicians deliver services, government payment agencies provide and administer coverage and experts conduct breakthrough medical research. From optimizing claims processing for state Medicaid systems and operating disease surveillance systems to building state health benefit exchanges and transforming legacy IT systems in support of healthcare reform, CSC is making better healthcare a reality. CSC: Improving the quality of healthcare with better information for better decisions -- saving lives and money.
CSC has approximately 98,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended December 30, 2011. For more information, please visit our website.
Maryland-based GTB is one of the state’s oldest facility-based providers of telecommunications services. From voice lines and Hosted PBX phone systems, to email, data backup, network security and internet connections, GTB has solutions for small and mid-size businesses seeking affordable, reliable and state-of-the-art telecommunications services.
GTB serves the Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. marketplaces. We are fully committed to each customer. Because we are local, we meet with you personally to customize your service and ensure that your current and future needs are met with solutions perfectly suited to your operations. Additionally, GTB’s dedicated customer care representatives are available to assist you with any service-related needs.
Atlantic Health Partners’ comprehensive vaccine program provides physician practices with the tools to better manage vaccine expenses, and there is no cost to join. Atlantic works with Sanofi Pasteur and Merck to provide your practice favorable pricing, payment and purchasing terms for a wide scope of pediatric, adolescent, adult, flu and travel vaccines purchased directly from these manufactures.
For more information about the Atlantic Health Partners Vaccine Purchasing Program please call 800-741-2044 or email: email@example.com or click on our logo above to be linked directly to our website.
Virtual Medical Consultation Services
In a healthcare system that emphasizes “getting it quickly,” Best Doctors is singularly focused on “getting it right.” We provide access to the best medical minds in the world so that patients and physicians can be sure they have the right diagnosis and treatment plan. This service is purchased as a benefit by large employers and health plans for their employees/members. Our list of elected Best Doctors Experts are elected by a Gallup-reviewed and –certified peer polling process, provides expert second opinions to patients and treating physicians facing complex clinical cases.
We also offer access to this service for treating physicians through a secure, online physician portal in which physicians can share challenging or chronic cases and receive expert sub-specialist feedback and advice. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855.361.3800 to find out how you can use this service in your own practice.
Besides connecting treating physicians facing challenging cases with Best Doctors Experts, we also offer thought-leading newsletters, webinars, podcasts and blog articles on clinical decision support, physician communication and the patient-centered medical home. A full content library can be found at bestdoctors.com/physicians.
For information about any of these exhibitors, please contact Jaclyn Rodriguez at 800-492-1056 ext. 3315.
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