MedSave USA Releases Faster, Advanced Portal For Record Retrieval AccessMarch 27, 2012
Hauppauge, LI) MedSave USA announced that the company has developed and launched a faster, more expansive web-based system, allowing clients to review record retrieval progress and updates real-time.
"The new 'My MedSave' system expands our previous system's features and builds in a new user interface that's more friendly, intuitive, and easier to use," announced Gonen Antebi, Chief Operations Officer, during the system's debut. "The new system also is more powerful and enables clients to accomplish more with fewer screens," he added.
'My MedSave' includes features such as
- 'Snapshot-at-a-glance' screen
- Faster, more intuitive programming simplifies tasks
- Improved design enhances user-friendliness
- Greater security
- More storage capability for additional record and data archiving
"MedSave USA users will enjoy a new level of expedited records, with an interface that reflects our commitment to efficiency and access to data," noted Glen Moller, CEO of MedSave USA.
The 'My MedSave' system allows MedSave USA record retrieval clients round-the-clock access to record requests, status updates and other data. Status updates are recorded in real time for greatest accuracy. The system utilizes a proprietary artificial intelligence model for optimum performance and response.
MedSave USA Announces Consolidation For Optimized Service OfferingFebruary 28, 2012
(LI, NY – February 28) MedSave USA, a diversified healthcare services company, today announced that the company has completed a consolidation of its former portfolio units, based in Florida and New York.
"This is an exciting time at MedSave," declared Glen Moller, Chief Executive Officer. "After an extensive services audit, we determined that a consolidation of our individual business units under one name and one management structure would best serve our mission of offering customers a full suite of cost-saving and revenue optimizing solutions, " he stated. "In today's health business climate, customers are looking for highly efficient and reliable services that combine expertise from several sectors of healthcare. Combining these formerly independent companies into one will enable us to meet these client needs more effectively."
MedSave USA's five portfolio companies included in the consolidation are: MedSave Legal Services, MedSave Insurance Services, and MedSave Healthcare (formerly known collectively as MedSave USA); MedSave Administrative Services (formerly First Service Administrators); and MedSave International. MedSave Administrative Services will remain based in Lakeland, Florida, and the MedSave USA corporate office and other units will remain headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.
Mr. Moller added that the consolidation optimizes MedSave USA for growth in healthcare service areas, and assures clients of greater opportunities and efficiencies on all levels.
"MedSave's mission is really very simple: we help corporate and health plan clients achieve better health and financial outcomes in healthcare administration," Mr. Moller observed. "This transition is a natural fit, since all five lines of business focus on maximizing efficiencies and reducing costs across a broad range of healthcare clients," he noted.
Simultaneously, the company announced the appointment of MedSave executives Chandler Rapson, President of MedSave, and Gonen Antebi, Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Rapson was formerly the CEO of First Service Administrators, a MedSave USA portfolio company. Mr. Antebi previously was CEO of MedSave's legal, insurance, health, and international units.
"Both Mr. Rapson and Mr. Antebi have been with MedSave for years, and appointing them to their respective positions is a key consideration in our restructuring because each can now extend their expertise across all lines of business," Mr. Moller concluded.
MedSave USA Participated MHPA ConferencDecember 5, 2011
MedSave USA participated in the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) 2011 Annual Meeting November 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Washington, D.C. The event addressed "The Changing Landscape for Medicaid Health Plans" and explored how government actions on the federal and state levels will affect all aspects of the Medicaid health plans industry.
"We were pleased to meet with dozens of industry executives to discuss how MedSave can provide cost-effective record retrieval and coding solutions," noted Donna Enzmann, Vice President of Sales at MedSave USA.
MedSave's booth is shown.
MedSave USA will be a sponsor and exhibitor at the RISE ConferenceNovember 18, 2011
Come join us at the Healthcare Education Associates and RISE Breakthrough Strategies to Boost HEDIS Scores & Quality Management and Medicare Revenue Management Conferences on January 16 to January 18, 2012 in beautiful and sunny Key West, Florida at the Reach Resort.
MedSave USA is a sponsor and exhibitor at the conference. Hear Donna Enzmann, Vice President of Sales speak about the Best Practices for Collecting Medical Records for HEDIS on January 16th.
Details on the conference available here.
Visit MedSave USA November 6-8 at the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) in Washington DCNovember 1, 2011
MedSave USA is exhibiting November 6-8, 2011 at the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) 2011 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Washington, D.C. This year's event will address "The Changing Landscape for Medicaid Health Plans" and explore how government actions on the federal and state levels will affect all aspects of the Medicaid health plans industry. Please visit us at our booth #305.
The meeting will address such critical issues as health reform implementation, quality improvement, healthcare delivery, cost-containment and other relevant topics, such as examining the diverse needs of today's Medicaid populations and searching for solutions to improve access to health care for our most vulnerable citizens.
MedSave Announces Gold Sponsorship of CLM EventsAugust 2011
MedSave USA is proud to be a GOLD sponsor of the upcoming Council on Litigation Management (CLM) Education and Networking Events in Connecticut and Massachusetts in September.
Our Insurance Sales Team will be attending the upcoming Council on Litigation Management (CLM) Boat Cruise on the Connecticut River Event on September 14, 2011 and then will be attending the Museum of Science Event on September 15, 2011.
More information available at http://www.litmgmt.org/Events.aspx
MedSave USA a Sponsor and Exhibitor of the 2011 Medicare and Medicaid ConferencesAugust 2011
MedSave USA is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor of the 2011 Medicare and Medicaid Conferences in Washington D.C. from September 11th - September 15th. Medicare and Medicaid Topics include: "Strengthening Quality, Improving Safety and Reducing Costs"; "Medicare Reform and its impact"; "Medicare Encounter Data and Payment Initiatives"; "Improving Star Ratings by Integrating Risk Adjustment and Care Management"; "CMS' Evolving Strategy to Reward Quality for Star Ratings and Quality Improvement"; "Creating a 21st Century Medicaid Program"; "State Medicaid Directors' Roundtable"; "Achieving Seamless Coverage and Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries"; "CEO forum on Best Practices and Challenges for Medicaid Health Plans"; "The Role of Medicaid in the Federal Health Care Debate"; and "Future of the Medicaid Program: A view from Congressional Staff".
Speakers include: the Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); the Deputy Administrator and Director for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services; a writer of a weekly column for Roll Call and is an election analyst for CBS News; Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD); President and CEO of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies; the CMO of the Regency Group; and the Senior Medical Director at Aetna.
More information available at http://www.ahip.org/links/mcmc2011/
Medsave USA And MedeFile Join Forces To Market Web-Based Personal Health Record Solutions To Insurance Carriers
Global Insurer to Implement MedeFile Enrollments for World TravelersJuly 15, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL and LONG ISLAND, NY – (MARKETWIRE) – April 2011 – MedeFile International, Inc. (OTCQB: MDFI), a leader in Internet-enabled Personal Health Record (iPHR) management solutions, and MedSave USA, Inc., one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare cost containment and medical record retrieval services, today jointly announced that the Companies will be partnering to actively market MedeFile's patient-centric iPHR system as a value-added service to MedSave USA's global client base, which are comprised of insurance companies, health insurance companies, healthcare providers, self-insured employers, third party administrators and government payer organizations.
MedeFile will initially focus on implementing new MedeFile subscriptions for those insured by one of MedSave USA's largest clients, a global insurance carrier currently serving eight million lives worldwide. Gonen Antebi, CEO at MedSave USA, stated, "For over two decades, insurers have relied on our Company for valuable cost-containment and outsourced medical record retrieval services which allows them to effectively reduce loss adjusting expenses, improve quality control and resolve medical claims expediently. Together with MedeFile, we believe we are able to demonstrate to our clients how equipping individuals with a web-based personal health record will help promote greater patient engagement, improve clinical outcomes and ultimately save them time and money, and potentially even lives."
"Our first client intending to adopt MedeFile's easy-to-use iPHR solution will begin by providing private-labeled MedeFile memberships to those individuals that it provides short-term accident and sickness coverage when traveling outside their home country or country of permanent assignment," said Antebi. "Our client recognizes by having critical health information and actual medical records globally accessible online, including through a mobile phone or portable UBS drive, it can positively impact the quality of care a traveler may receive when they are far from home and experience a medical emergency. This presents a win-win for both the insurer and the insured."
Continuing, Antebi noted, "Our partnership with MedeFile marks an important step forward in our efforts to support universal adoption of advanced healthcare IT by our clients and the move towards ubiquitous use of personal electronic health records across the healthcare continuum."
"Words can't express how pleased we are to be forming this key alliance with MedSave USA," stated Kevin Hauser, Chairman, President and CEO of MedeFile. "MedSave USA's global reputation for excellence in delivering adaptive solutions to many of the globe's largest health insurers is sure to greatly benefit MedeFile in our mission to empower millions of patients worldwide with their health information and vital documents where and when they need them."
To provide optimal support to MedSave USA and its international clientele, MedeFile has been actively engaged in translating and localizing its web site (www.medefile.com) to accommodate member/user interface in multiple foreign languages. To date, the web site is viewable in both English and Russian; and development is currently underway on producing the site in Spanish, German and French, with other languages to follow.
About MedSave USA, Inc.
MedSave USA is a leading national provider of medical record retrieval, coding and record review services to the healthcare, insurance and legal industries. For 20 years, MedSave USA has served the needs of its clients, delivering unsurpassed economy in tandem with high-tech retrieval solutions. MedSave USA's proprietary technology is a web-based digital tool that permits clients access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, go to www.medsaveusa.com.
About MedeFile International, Inc.
Headquartered in South Florida, MedeFile has developed and globally markets a proprietary, patient-centric, iPHR (Internet-enabled Personal Health Record) system for gathering, digitizing and organizing medical records so that individuals can have a comprehensive record of all of their medical visits. MedeFile's primary product is its web-based MedeFile solution, a highly secure system for gathering, maintaining, accessing and sharing personal medical records. Interoperable with most electronic medical record management systems marketed to the healthcare industry, the MedeFile solution is designed to gather all of its members' actual medical records and create a single, comprehensive Electronic Health Record (EHR) that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the member and the member's authorized users on any web-enabled device (PC, cell phone, smartphone, e-reader) and portable MedeDrive unit. For more information about MedeFile and its annual subscription-based programs, please visit www.medefile.com.
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Medsave USA to Sponsor 2012 Council on Litigation Management Annual ConferenceJuly 2011
New York, NY — Medsave USA Inc. has been named a Gold Level sponsor of the Council on Litigation Management (CLM) 2012 Annual Conference, which will be held March 28 – 30, 2012, in San Diego. The annual conference is one of the largest, fully inclusive defense industry conferences.
Nearly 1,250 professionals from the legal, insurance, corporate counsel, claims management and related professions from around the world are expected to attend. The conference features approximately 250 speakers addressing a wide variety of topics focused on the business of managing litigation and career development for CLM Members and Fellows. Conference registration opens on Dec. 1, 2011 and additional details are available at www.litmgmt.org/annual-conference.
"We are pleased to be a part of the CLM 2012 Annual Conference" said Donna Enzmann, Vice President of Sales. "The CLM is an important organization and their annual conference is a significant event for the industry looking to outsource their electronic record retrieval request needs that save valuable time and money. "
About Medsave USA
In business for over 20 years, MedSave USA Inc. is a national leader in the medical record retrieval industry. Headquartered in New York, our services are performed exclusively in the U.S; never outsourced outside the U.S.; servicing the Legal, Insurance and Healthcare industries. Fully HIPAA compliant offering an easy to use web based portal to request, view, download and print records 24/7. With an unmatched network of industry relationships we provide better/quicker handling of your requests without your firm spending additional time and resources. Another great advantage to outsourcing your record retrieval needs to MedSave USA is the ability to manage your case load as it rises and falls without any additional staff overhead costs. MedSave USA is a privately owned subsidiary of the Davidoff Group. Headquartered in New York, we service over 600 clients in more than 40 countries – 132 of which are record retrieval clients. Contact us today at (631) 780-5004 www.medsaveusa.com
About the Council on Litigation Management
The Council is the largest fully inclusive defense organization, comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, outside counsel and third parties providing valuable services. Through education and collaboration, its goals are to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. The Council sponsors educational programs, provides resources, fosters communication, and recognizes lawyers who meet high standards. To learn more about the Council, please visit www.litmgmt.org.
Conference website: http://www.justiceannualconvention.org/index.cfm
Adam Potter, Executive Director
Council on Litigation Management
MedSave USA Forms Strategic Partnership With Magna Legal Services4/30/2009
(April 30 - Hauppauge, NY) MedSave USA, a leading national provider of medical record retrieval services, announced today that the company has forged a strategic partnership with Magna Legal Services of Philadelphia.
"The services offered by MedSave and Magna create a natural synergy," noted Jeff Baker, President at MedSave. "And while MedSave is a leading provider of record retrieval services, Magna is a recognized provider of court reporting, jury research and trial presentation support services."
Mr. Baker observed that the partnership strengthens each company's positions and service offerings. "Our clients now can work seamlessly through us to access services provided by Magna, and the same is true for Magna's clients."
Peter Hecht, Vice President of Business Development for Magna, added, "Our alliance with MedSave permits both companies to offer a broad array of litigation support services to our respective clients. In this economic climate, it's a welcome solution for all parties."
MedSave Notes Upswing in Outsourcing Demand4/15/2009
In an economy where job cuts are increasingly becoming the norm, MedSave USA announced today that the company has added a total of at least 80 new positions.
"We have already hired more than 80 associates who will take on assignments in Knoxville, Tennessee, Springfield and Boston Massachusetts, as well as in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania," noted Jeff Baker, President of MedSave's record retrieval division.
Baker attributes the company's growth to the recognition that outsourcing record retrieval services to his firm is more cost effective than maintaining in-house labor for both the insurance and legal industries.
"This increase in requests for record retrieval appears to be an economic trend that confirms the cost-effectiveness of outsourcing this service," he noted. "And the selection of MedSave USA as the provider of these services is a testament to our excellent customer service and our superior IT solutions," he stated. "Even in this volatile economic climate, it's clear that both our market and our partner providers recognize the efficiency and cost-effectiveness that MedSave offers." Mr. Baker added that MedSave offers clients other strategic business solutions for reducing costs, increasing operational efficiency and improving quality control.
Record Retrieval Service Providers See Medical Records Going Digital3/6/2009
There has been a well-publicized push by the Obama administration to computerize medical records," noted Jeff Baker, MedSave USA's president. "This initiative will benefit providers and their patients, and will result in a more accurate, cohesive body of medical records for all patients in the United States," he added.
President Barack Obama recently announced that acting in conjunction with Congress, he was prepared to "make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that within five years, all of America's medical records are computerized."
Although MedSave management expects that some records may experience a lag in the transfer to a digital format, the company still applauds the huge undertaking.
"As a medical record retrieval service, our employees interface daily with hundreds of providers who deliver hard-copy records because no requirements exist for electronic medical records," Mr. Baker stated. "We absolutely recognize the positive impact a comprehensive health IT system will have in the U.S."
Harvard Study: Electronic Record Use Reduces Malpractice Claims3/6/2009
According to a recent study, use of electronic health records may help reduce hefty malpractice settlements for physicians and insurance companies.
The study, which was conducted by Harvard researchers, found that 6.1% of physicians with electronic records had malpractice settlements, compared to 10.8% without electronic records.
"The results of this study indicate that preventing medical malpractice claims may be another compelling reason for physicians, practices and policy-makers to forge ahead with efforts toward universal adoption and optimal usage of electronic health records," said Steven Simon, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the lead author of the study, which was published in the November 24 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
The researchers believe that electronic records decrease malpractice claims because they offer easy access to a patient's history, which leads to fewer errors, and clear documentation of care in the event of a legal battle.
"This study proves out the essential value brought by the use of electronic medical records," noted Jeff Baker, President of MedSave USA.
"As a provider of medical record retrieval services, we at MedSave USA can attest to the fact that hard copied records offer less integrity than their electronic counterparts. But this study only scratches the surface; there are a myriad of reasons supporting the implementation of comprehensive health IT system in the U.S., including improved healthcare, fewer medical errors, greater economy, and the generation of new jobs," he concluded.
The Case For Outsourcing Record Retrieval8/22/2008
Today's economic climate requires that insurance carriers remain nimble and responsive to market conditions. This model permits insurance firms to move quickly, reduce loss adjusting expenses, and resolve claims expediently. The strategy, overall, allows carriers to experience enhanced profitability. One of the keys to this nimble approach is that of outsourcing, a growing trend among leading carriers throughout the U.S. Outsourcing medical record retrieval, for example, is a key example of one way to reduce LAE and minimize the cycle for claims settlement. Research shows that when record retrieval is outsourced rather than managed through carriers, the cycle for claims settlement is condensed, LAE is minimized, and insureds report a better claims experience due to an expedited process. "When record retrieval is outsourced, insurers are free to deploy their resources toward developing and sustaining core competencies and are free of the administrative and economic burden of supporting this infrastructure," observed Jeff Baker, President of MedSave USA, a leading record retrieval company. Baker notes that there are some specific capabilities that a carrier should look for in an outsourcing partner: the ability to handle a critical mass of claims that matches the client's needs in multi-state operations; automated processes to reduce costs and increase productivity; defined program goals that conserve client assets online data analysis for immediate access and interpretation of activity and results. If survival in the insurance industry means being nimble, choosing the right outsourcing partner can be the difference between mere survival and real success.
MedSave Grows, Relocates to Accommodate Expansion8/25/2007
MedSave USA, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare cost containment and medical record retrieval services, announced that the company's recent business growth has resulted in a move to a larger facility. "We're pleased to note that our relocation was prompted by a dramatic growth in our business," observed Jeffrey Baker, President of MedSave USA. "Although MedSave's business has grown incrementally in the past decade, recent advances in our technology have helped our business to grow exponentially just in the past year," he noted. "We can now offer our clients exclusive, unprecedented advantages, like real-time seamless integration of programs," he concluded. MedSave's move to Hauppauge, Long Island, means that the company now occupies a building with more than 15,000 square feet, tripling the 5,000 square footage of its original offices. MedSave also has more than doubled its staff, and expects to add more employees as its growth continues.