Five‐year contract to bring new efficiency and increased revenue from ambulance billing
Briarcliff Manor, NY – July 5, 2012– The Town of Stratford, CT signed a deal today awarding the contract for EMS Billing Services to Digitech Computer, Inc. Under the new contract, with an initial term of one year and up to four years of renewals, Digitech will handle all billing for ambulance transports provided by Stratford EMS. The Town expects to see increased revenue from collections for ambulance services. The Office of the Purchasing Agent for the Town of Stratford oversaw the bid process and the subsequent in‐depth evaluation and discussions.
The contract results from an independent review of the Stratford Emergency Medical Services Department commissioned in late 2010 by Mayor John A. Harkins, the Town Council, and the EMS Funding Committee to improve the financial position and overall operations of Stratford EMS. That study identified outsourcing of ambulance billing and records services as one of several proposed
improvements intended to strengthen Stratford EMS as a self‐sustaining department.
“Digitech’s experience and reputation were important factors in our decision to partner with them,” stated Phil Onofrio, Stratford EMS Director. “Their reliability, efficiency, and proven technological approach to ambulance billing will guide our efforts to improve collection rates and to negotiate the complex and ever‐changing set of state and federal guidelines for EMS billing.”
“We’re expecting a lot from Digitech,” said Stratford Mayor John Harkins. “Stratford EMS is a dedicated, hard‐working group of individuals, and they deserve to have a dedicated, hard‐working team of professionals covering collections for the services they provide to our community. We expect that improvements to our bottom line will enable Stratford EMS to increase our response rate, respond to more calls, and provide better emergency medical service to our constituents without any additional
burden to the taxpayer.”
Digitech’s team of highly trained EMS billing representatives, editors, coders, verifiers, Medicare and Medicaid specialists, dedicated account reps, programmers, and project managers relieves their partners of day‐to‐day ambulance billing, providing them with more freedom to run their operations.
The Company has been offering technology and billing services to the medical transportation industry since 1984.
“Stratford EMS is moving in the right direction to confront the challenges that many municipalities face in the current economic environment,” said Mark Schiowitz, President of Digitech. “We can help ensure that Stratford’s medics and first responders can continue to widen their net of coverage without requiring any new funding sources.”
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