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Stay sustainable to serve your community

Facing threats like shrinking margins, relentless pressure to consolidate, and ever-changing regulations, many hospitals simply can’t keep up.

78

rural hospitals have closed since 2010*

1 in 3

rural hospitals are financially vulnerable*

25%

of rural hospitals will close in the next decade*

78

rural hospitals have closed since 2010*

1 in 3

rural hospitals are financially vulnerable*

25%

of rural hospitals will close in the next decade*

Despite these pressures, it’s still possible for hospitals like yours to survive—and thrive—with the right partner.

When your community counts on you, you can count on us

Choose athenahealth to help your hospital thrive

We know your neighbors depend on you for employment and life-saving care. That’s why athenahealth is committed to the success of critical access hospitals like yours. With services for EHR, revenue cycle, patient engagement and care coordination, we’ll help you keep your doors open, so you can continue serving your community.

If Mt. Grant General Hospital shut its doors, residents of Hawthorne, Nevada, would have to drive over 50 miles for care. Fortunately, this critical access hospital is thriving, thanks to a partnership with athenahealth. Know what Mt. Grant General Hospital knows.

Healthy cash flow, healthy hospital

Our revenue cycle and financial management services help critical access hospitals boost cash flow, accelerate payments, and drive efficiency across your organization. We automate repetitive billing work, proactively address denials, and handle precertifications on your behalf. The result? You squeeze every cent out of every claim, giving you the time and financial resources to tackle high return projects and reinvest in your business.

106.5%

of patient collections as a percentage of baseline

16%

decrease in days in accounts receivable

15%

increase in primary claims paid within 40 days

106.5%

of patient collections as a percentage of baseline

16%

decrease in days in accounts receivable

15%

increase in primary claims paid within 40 days

“I like the system. I’m able to get through my work. [The EHR] doesn’t get in the way. That’s the way it should be.”

Dr. Orie Browne, Chief of Staff
Lost Rivers Medical Center

Stay focused on patient care

Frustrating EHRs can be a significant source of clinician dissatisfaction—or even attrition. But our award-winning EHR surfaces the right data, right when your providers need it, and delivers a single patient record across your entire health system. We close the loop on orders and exchange information electronically with a wide range of partners, all so your physicians and clinical staff can spend less time in the EHR and more time caring for their patients.

Move at the speed of industry change

We work with you to meet Meaningful Use and other quality management requirements and avoid reimbursement penalties. We’ll even attest on your behalf. We embed measures directly into the EHR workflow where they can be easily met, and our account managers and back-office teams will support you every step of the way–all with no additional up-front or monthly fees.


We’ll make sure you successfully attest for Meaningful Use Stage 3, or we’ll provide a credit to offset your penalties. And our results speak for themselves:

96%

of our hospital clients successfully attested for Meaningful Use Stage in 2015

See why hospitals like yours made the switch to athenahealth.

See client stories

“We have also been pleasantly surprised by the support network we have inherited through our partnership with athenahealth, including billing support and future reporting requirement needs.”

Eric Ritchie, COO
Minnie Hamilton Health System, WV

“We felt confident in working with a company like athenahealth that has as much invested in us succeeding as we do.”

Jennifer Coons, CEO
Seiling Community Hospital, OK

*http://connect.nrharural.org/blogs/erin-mahn/2017/04/25/nrha-statement-on-white-house-rural-task-force