Western Healthcare Alliance (WHA) announces a new partnership with Avec Health Solutions to bring cost-effective and patient-friendly Centralized Business Office programs and services to hospital and physician clinics members.

After conducting a ten-month due diligence process vetting possible vendors and partners, members and the leadership team of WHA chose Avec for their balance of responsiveness and cost effective strategies. References and current clients indicate immediate revenue increases and better patient satisfaction scores upon go-live with Avec.

“Avec became a front-runner early on due to their ability to create custom programs catering to hospitals and physician offices in rural communities. Needs of our members are unique because while volume is smaller than in urban medical centers, they face the same compliance, process and systems integration as larger facilities. Further, they are in areas where staffing resources are challenging and members often find themselves short on FTEs both a on short or long term basis. In our blended program, Avec provides the billing and coding talent, while we control operations and client services out of our office in Colorado,” describes Steve Hubbard, CFO of WHA.

Programs and services available through the CBO, powered by AVEC, provide complete and a la carte Centralized Business Office operations including eligibility, coding, insurance billing, follow up, self-pay billing, and collections. Avec manages onshore and offshore staffing pool of more than 800 coders and 1200 insurance billing professionals in the US, Philippines and India, respectively. WHA operates a health network based in Colorado and California providing more than 52 programs and services for the optimization of hospital management and health delivery.

About Western Healthcare Alliance

Western Healthcare Alliance (WHA) is a membership organization in Colorado reaching a total of 483 facilities across the country. WHA is celebrating 25 years of providing programs, services and cost savings to members. WHA is positioned to help hospitals and physician offices achieve efficiencies, collaboration and sustainability of healthcare in rural communities.

Subsets of WHA members are equity owners. These owners are responsible for the direction and guidance of operations that are patient-friendly, generate increases hospital cash positions, and lead to the sustainability of independently operated healthcare facilities.

About Avec Health Solutions

Avec Health Solutions is based in Salt Lake City and led by revenue cycle experts Simon Hughes and John Evensen. Prior to co-founding Avec, Simon leveraged more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare in initiatives at Misys Healthcare, McKesson, and MedAssist in revenue cycle management (RCM) programs. John has devoted more than 27 years in healthcare operations and leadership, leveraging his skills and expertise in hospital teams and IDNs through tenures with McKesson, Siemens, Firstsource, Parallon and WebMD.

Avec enables hospitals to thrive and grow by delivering large system revenue management solutions at industry beating rates. Avec believes access to community-based healthcare is a patient right and therefore provides services to support this objective. Avec designs services promoting the effectiveness of facilities to serve their communities by delivering cost effective solutions designed specifically for their environment.