Claims clearinghouse and revenue cycle management vendor Emdeon Inc. has acquired payer audit and recovery services vendor EquiClaim for $41 million.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Emdeon bought EquiClaim from MultiPlan Inc., a national preferred provider organization. Naperville, Ill.-based EquiClaim uses proprietary software to analyze submitted and paid claims for appropriate charges.

EquiClaim also served as a subcontractor in Medicare's Recovery Audit Contractors pilot program. The acquisition enhances Emdeon's suite of payer services.

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