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The SSI Group Announces Acquisition of ICA

Combination of administrative, financial, and clinical information exchange services enhances ability to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry

MOBILE, ALMarch 1, 2018The SSI Group, an industry leader in revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions, has announced the acquisition of Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), a leader in the aggregation and exchange of patient clinical data under the brand name of CareAlign.

The combined expertise and information services will help a diverse set of healthcare organizations improve their ability to address the growing need to combine administrative, financial, and clinical data driven by changes in healthcare delivery and payment models. SSI will continue to support the needs of HIEs and other healthcare organizations that need to aggregate and exchange patient clinical data through the CareAlign suite of products. Additionally, SSI will create new solutions derived from the integration of their administrative and clinical data services.

“The integration of the CareAlign solutions into the SSI services platform will provide SSI the ability to expand the breadth of health information exchange services offered to our clients,” said Jimmy Lyons, CEO and President of SSI. “SSI has 30 years of experience in the development and delivery of EDI clearinghouse services to support the information exchange requirements of our revenue cycle clients. The expertise gathered from the operations of this network, which connects thousands of providers and payers daily, can be leveraged to address the growing demand for clinical data exchange.”

Jeff Miller, Chief Product Officer at SSI adds, ”Integrating clinical information with the administrative and financial data used by SSI revenue cycle solutions will be critical in responding to the changes in payment models represented by value-based reimbursement programs like MACRA.” As these models evolve, healthcare business leaders will demand solutions that can provide a more holistic view of the operational aspects impacting revenue performance.

Ben Rooks, Managing Principal of ST Advisors observed, “SSI’s been a client since 2017 and we have discussed how to grow its breadth of services. Health networks sponsored by HIEs, provider communities, and health plans can meaningfully improve patient care while lowering the costs to deliver it. This expansion into clinical data will provide SSI clients with a complete view of their patients, marrying the clinical and financial.”

ICA was headquartered in Nashville, TN, and SSI has decided to keep the office and establish a local presence. “With the concentration of healthcare in the Nashville area, it was always in our plans to open a regional office there. We look forward to growing the office and establishing a presence in Nashville,” added Mr. Lyons.

SSI will be attending the HIMSS18 annual conference, March 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at booth #1929. For more information about SSI, visit

About SSI:

SSI delivers solutions that increase the accuracy and velocity of data exchange among healthcare providers and payers, with the highest levels of security. A privately held company since its founding 30 years ago, SSI is singularly focused on the healthcare industry. SSI’s commitment to our clients’ success is evident with nearly 50% of our clients relying on SSI solutions for 10 years or more. Our revenue cycle, EDI gateway, and clinical data interoperability solutions are among the best in the industry and help our clients effectively and efficiently manage their clinical and claims data. Learn how we can help you at

March 1, 2018 I Written By

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WebPT Acquires Billing Services Company Health Data Solutions

WebPT, the electronic medical record (EMR) company, has made a strategic acquisition to expand it’s offering beyond electronic documentation to become a full, cloud solution that helps improve patient care and the clinic’s bottom line. Here are some stats on WebPT:

  • Now at 12,000 users with a 99% customer retention rate (highly unusual in the EMR space)
  • Has more than 13M electronic health records stored safely in it’s cloud environment
  • Will double in size again this year (fourth year in a row)
  • With this acquisition and integrations with billing software such as Kareo, WebPT is aiming to be much more than just a documentation software

Acquisition is Part of WebPT’s Effort to Become a Complete Cloud Solution for Physical Therapy Clinics

(Phoenix, Ariz. June 14, 2012) – WebPT, developer of cloud-based physical therapy software that makes physical therapy clinics more efficient, has announced the acquisition of Health Data Solutions, Inc., a company that specializes in physical therapy and chiropractic billing and revenue cycle management. WebPT began offering billing services to its customers in 2011 and launched the service on a national basis earlier this year. This acquisition is part of their effort to be a one-stop management solution for PT clinics for everything from documentation to scheduling to billing.

“The talent and business intelligence that comes with this acquisition is very exciting for us. This is an important step for WebPT and a great opportunity for Health Data Solutions,” says Paul Winandy, CEO of WebPT. “Health Data Solutions has been successful in the billing industry for ten years, specifically with PT clinics. With this acquisition we’re able to expand our market reach and provide an even better service to our current customer base. WebPT has not only gained a proven service offering, we have also added experienced team members who share our commitment to fanatical customer service.”

WebPT has brought on Health Data Solutions’ co-founder Robin Roach as the director of billing services to oversee the department. Roach’s responsibilities include the overall management of the department and championing the growth of WebPT’s billing service offerings.

“Our customers have been using WebPT for years. Our missions are aligned as well as our customers’ needs. This is a great fit for both companies,” says Roach. “Since WebPT’s entry into the market, we have been impressed with what they deliver in terms of quality and customer service. I look forward to seeing the results of the combination of minds and technologies, and am proud to be part of such an innovative, fast growth company.”

WebPT formally announced its revenue cycle management service in April of this year. The integrated billing service manages aspects such as posting and reconciling payments, as well as investigating, correcting and appealing insurance denials. Also available is real-time, 24/7 access to billing and claim information, which users can access from any computer or mobile device. WebPT customers also have easy access to daily, weekly and monthly reports for their review. The advanced reporting dashboard gives insight into account aging, revenue per visit, and payer mix to help provide a deeper understanding into the cash flow of their clinic.

WebPT initially launched as an electronic medical record (EMR) system in 2008. The company has since evolved to offer practice management features specific to needs of physical therapy clinics that provide actual ROI. From automated scheduling reminders to cloud-based home exercise programs and now billing, WebPT is becoming the full package for PT clinics that want to improve patient care and their bottom line.

About WebPT

WebPT, Inc. is the fastest growing Web-based EMR for physical therapists. It is the easiest, most affordable, and most complete solution for private practice physical therapy clinics on the market today. WebPT ensures compliance, security and efficiency while providing a truly mobile solution that meets the needs of today’s PT. More information can be found at

June 28, 2012 I Written By

Wolters Kluwer Health to Acquire Leading Global Drug Information Provider Lexi-Comp

The acquisition of Lexi-Comp will enable Wolters Kluwer Health to further strengthen its leading position in the clinical decision support and point-of-care information segments and to provide customers with even more robust drug information and clinical content offerings for both hospital pharmacies and overall hospital enterprises. It will also enable pharmacist, physician and nurse customers to use an extended suite of mobile capabilities and online platforms, making access to critical medical information more convenient than ever before.

Acquisition Strengthens Wolters Kluwer Leading Position in the Clinical Solutions Space

Philadelphia, PA – (April 27, 2011) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for professionals, students and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Lexi-Comp, Inc., a leading provider of drug information and clinical content for pharmacists and clinicians. The acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions Wolters Kluwer Health has made in its Clinical Solutions business as part of the company’s strong focus on serving the point-of-care segment.

“Wolters Kluwer Health has focused heavily on building a robust suite of clinical decision support solutions for point-of-care use by healthcare professionals, and our acquisition of Lexi-Comp is very much aligned with this strategy,” said Arvind Subramanian, President & CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “Like Wolters Kluwer Health’s current Clinical Solutions businesses, Lexi-Comp is a leader in providing quality drug information and clinical content designed to help pharmacists and other healthcare professionals make informed and efficient clinical judgments and decisions to improve the quality of care they can provide for their patients. With this acquisition, over 500,000 pharmacists and clinicians in 149 countries will have access to Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. Following completion of the acquisition, our combined businesses will be well-positioned to provide a robust portfolio of clinical decision support solutions for professional customers across the healthcare continuum.”

Lexi-Comp provides drug information and medical reference content to more than 1,500 hospitals internationally, and publishes drug monographs covering more than 1,700 products.   Lexi-Comp’s clinical information is available to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals online and on a variety of popular mobile devices, as well as through integrated health information systems. To support and supplement effective clinician-patient interactions, Lexi-Comp also provides patient medication leaflets in 19 languages. The company is headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio and has approximately 150 employees.

The two companies have a long-standing relationship through Wolters Kluwer Health’s UpToDate business. UpToDate offers an electronic clinical information resource via the internet and mobile devices, with one of the world’s largest online clinical information communities including more than 4,400 expert clinicians who function as authors, editors and peer reviewers and over 400,000 users who provide questions and feedback.  UpToDate covers more than 8,500 topics in 17 medical specialty areas, with integrated Lexi-Comp drug information and clinical content offered through the UpToDate platform.

The acquisition of Lexi-Comp will enable Wolters Kluwer Health to further strengthen its leading position in the clinical decision support and point-of-care information segments and to provide customers with even more robust drug information and clinical content offerings for both hospital pharmacies and overall hospital enterprises. It will also enable pharmacist, physician and nurse customers to use an extended suite of mobile capabilities and online platforms, making access to critical medical information more convenient than ever before.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of required regulatory approvals. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. For more information on Wolters Kluwer Health, visit For more information on Lexi-Comp, visit

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools, journals and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer has 2010 annual revenues of €3.5 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

April 29, 2011 I Written By