20 leading revenue cycle management vendors

Providers seek more help as collections become harder and value-based care takes hold.

Providers see increased need for revenue cycle management

Improving the revenue cycle continues to be a challenge for healthcare organizations, as pressures mount to efficiently collect payment for services. Provider organizations are continuing to struggle in maximizing their revenue-collection operations, and that’s where revenue cycle management (RCM) technology comes in—to attempt to automate the process of requesting payment.

The shift to value-based care, increased patient pay and a flurry of mergers are creating new challenges for health systems, and many organizations are looking for ways to improve their revenue cycle operations. What follows is a listing of some of the larger companies providing RCM solutions in the healthcare market.

AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions

Corporate headquarters: Warren, N.J.

AdvantagEdge is a medical billing company that applies its billing experience to aid providers in the development of RCM software. It serves physician groups, hospitals, surgery centers and behavioral health agencies, and provides software solutions for medical billing, certified coding, analytics, practice management and compliance.

For more information: https://ahsrcm.com


Corporate headquarters: Watertown, Mass.

The company provides scalable healthcare RCM solutions via a cloud-based network, with real-time visibility into revenue cycle operations. The scope of its tools and services spans electronic health records, practice management and RCM software, patient engagement, care coordination and software to improve population health services.

For more information: https://www.athenahealth.com

Change Healthcare

Corporate headquarters: Nashville, Tenn.

Rebranded in 2015 from Emdeon to Change Healthcare, the company offers technology solutions for providers that include government and private payers, physicians, dentists, pharmacies and laboratories. Emdeon Payment Manager, an electronic payment and reconciliation solution, increases visibility of remittance data and facilitates electronic transfer of funds from the largest payer networks in the industry.

For more information: https://www.changehealthcare.com

Conifer Health Solutions

Corporate headquarters: Frisco, Texas

Conifer provides technology-enabled healthcare performance improvement services. With more than 30 years of healthcare operations management experience, it offers value-based healthcare solutions to enhance consumer engagement, drive clinical alignment, manage risk and improve financial performance.

For more information: http://coniferhealth.com


Corporate headquarters: Atlanta

Convergent manages business process outsourcing, revenue cycle and receivables management, with 14 North American operating centers across all four time zones. The company has more than 60 years’ history serving a diverse industry customer base, including contact center solutions, receivables management outsourcing, commercial receivables management and healthcare RCM.

For more information: https://www.convergentusa.com/


Corporate headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

A provider of EHRs, practice management and RCM tools, Drchrono’s platform is built for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. Last year, it partnered with TriZetto Provider Solutions, a technology company that helps healthcare practices simplify business processes and improve medical billing.

For more information: https://www.drchrono.com/

Experian Health

Corporate headquarters: Franklin, Tenn.

The company is a provider of RCM, identity management, patient engagement and care management solutions. Experian Health provides services to some 3,100 hospitals and health systems and 7,000 other healthcare providers.

For more information: www.experian.com/healthcare/revenue-cycle-management.html

GE Healthcare Partners

Corporate headquarters: Chicago

GE Healthcare Partners purchased billing advisory firm the Camden Group in 2015, and now provides client problem-based solutions, long-term strategic partnerships and advanced analytic capabilities. It offers medical billing software and RCM solutions for all types of care settings.

For more information: www3.gehealthcare.com/en/services/ge_healthcare_partners

Healthcare Resource Group

Corporate headquarters: Buena Park, Calif.

HRG specializes in medical cost containment and fraud management solutions. It offers infrastructures for utilization review, case management, discharge planning, clinical chart audit, bill review, pharmacy management, chronic disease management and fraud management implementation for use across complex healthcare systems.

For more information: www.hcrg.com/

Huron Consulting Group

Corporate headquarters: Chicago

Huron Consulting Group is a global firm that aims to help clients improve and sustain growth, performance and leadership. It provides expertise in access to care, patient engagement, liability collections, denials management and prevention, payer contracting and strategic pricing, and clinical documentation improvement.

For more information: https://www.huronconsultinggroup.com/


Corporate headquarters: San Francisco

McKesson provides resources, support and technology to help healthcare organizations strengthen their businesses, control costs, develop efficiencies and improve quality. Its interoperable health IT systems help customers scale, streamline and automate complex value-based reimbursement models such as bundled payment. The company offers end-to-end RCM solutions.

For more information: http://www.mckesson.com/providers/reimbursement-and-revenue-cycle-management/


Corporate headquarters: Louisville, Ky.

MedAssist, which offers solutions in eligibility and enrollment, accounts receivables and hospital business office management, is now partnering with Connance, a healthcare predictive analytics firm. MedAssist will use Connance’s AR Management Platform and Denial and Underpayment Analytics to enhance its insurance follow-up operations.

For more information: https://gomedassist.com


Corporate headquarters: Richardson, Texas

With more than 20 years’ experience in helping healthcare organization improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes, MedeAnalytics offers decision-making analysis via a cloud-based platform.

For more information: http://medeanalytics.com

NextGen Healthcare

Corporate headquarters: Irvine, Calif.

NextGen Healthcare’s services include assistance in improving financial and clinical performance, maximizing opportunities to increase revenue, correcting operational inefficiencies and elevating outcomes across the revenue cycle. The company’s team of more than 1,300 billing, claims and practice management experts help deliver full-service, scalable, end-to-end RCM solutions.

For more information: https://www.nextgen.com/


Corporate headquarters: Marietta, Ga.

The company offers practice management medical billing software, cloud-based EHR and patient portal software, mobile charge capture and medical billing service, as well as on-demand claim information and custom reports.

For more information: https://www.nuemd.com/

Ontario Systems

Corporate headquarters: Muncie, Ind.

Ontario provides software and solutions to help healthcare providers recover revenue efficiently and in compliance with market and government standards. Its Artiva HCx provides advanced data analytics and product solutions that streamline and automate insurance and self-pay operations.

For more information: https://www.ontariosystems.com/


Corporate headquarters: Eden Prairie, Minn.

The company’s 7,700 performance experts provide revenue cycle leadership, innovation and operational assistance to help eliminate inefficiencies in healthcare and prepare for value-based reimbursement. Its RCM expertise includes margin performance, payer-provider collaboration, patient experience, compliance and transparency.

For more information: https://www.optum360.com/


Corporate headquarters: Franklin, Tenn.

Parallon is a revenue cycle company with more than 15,800 employees serving more than 600 hospitals and 3,000 physician practices. Its services include revenue cycle specialty solutions, eligibility and advocacy services, delinquent account collections and more.

For more information: https://parallon.com/


Corporate headquarters: Atlanta

Patientco is a payment technology company that brings together payment infrastructure with intuitive consumer payment tools backed by analytics. It offers easy-to-use technology that ensures that health systems maximize patient payments.

For more information: https://www.patientco.com/


Corporate headquarters: Irving, Texas

Vizient, which acquired MedAssets in 2016, is a member-based provider of performance improvement platforms. It offers advisory, clinical, operations, pharmacy and supply chain solutions.

For more information: www.vizientinc.com/

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