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MAPS NV is specifically designed to meet the management needs of Navigator agencies.

(August 31, 2016) - Bluemark, LLC, a specialized healthcare technology developer, is launching a new variation of its MAPS technology solution, MAPS Navigator (NV). Initially announced last October, this solution will be available in the New York State market for navigator agencies and other facilitated enrollment organizations. MAPS NV provides the tools and technology to fully automate the screening and enrollment process for health insurance exchange subsidies and plans, as well as Medicaid. A key feature of MAPS NV is its seamless interfacing with the New York State of Health marketplace. This interface eliminates duplicate data entry, ensures accurate data sharing, and enables account status tracking. All of this means increased accuracy, efficiency and better outcomes for New York State residents.

"Navigators and facilitated enrolment organizations play an important role in our community. They work with a diverse population and have to understand a complex process with new eligibility criteria, available assistance programs and different enrollment pathways," said Bryan Exner, Chief Operating Officer. "MAPS NV was designed to help these organizations to manage this process more effectively and allow them to help as many uninsured individuals as possible all while achieving improved results."

MAPS NV is fully configurable to complement a Navigators' existing processes. Supported by intuitive technology, MAPS NV provides the flexibility to apply all program rules, workflows, documents and reports into a single program. It reduces enrollment cycle-time with the electronic submission of applications to the New York State of Health marketplace through a proprietary exchange interface. It also allows Navigators to easily meet the reporting requirements from the New York State Department of Health.

"This solution has been utilized for the last several months by one of the largest facilitated enrollment organizations in the state and we feel confident that it is now ready for a broader market launch," Exner said. "With another open enrollment period right around the corner the timing could not be better."

Bluemark, LLC, is a specialized software and technology developer that provides expert solutions for healthcare professionals. Bluemark helps clients maximize reimbursement and achieve workflow efficiencies through the development of technology-based business process solutions for revenue cycle and HIM audit and compliance processes. Backed by a national footprint and strong industry relationships, Bluemark offers mature SAAS-based technology solutions that are time-tested, proven and positioned to evolve with the healthcare market's changing needs.



TRACKER PRO Achieves EHR Platinum Certification Level 3.0

Bluemark is pleased to announce that as of July 6th 2016 that TRACKER PRO™ Audit Management Solution has achieved Platinum Certification Level 3.0 with Executive Health Resources (EHR). This is the highest level of partner certification and is only available with select RAC tracking and audit management solutions. This is part of the EHR Integrated program and provides the seamless exchange of appeals data and statuses between TRACKER PRO™ clients and EHR. Among other advantages, this avoids time-intensive costly data entry, reduces the hospital's administrative processing efforts, and optimizes data integrity. This feature is offered at no charge to all TRACKER PRO™ clients.

TRACKER PRO™ is a product developed by GNYHA Ventures, Inc., a subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA). GNYHA selected Bluemark as their technology solution provider. This unique partnership combines the strength and innovation of a leading software developer with the industry expertise of a highly regarded hospital association. TRACKER PRO™ is an approved American Hospital Association RACTrac survey data submitter and is a certified Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) services provider.



Bluemark announces new strategic relationship with Iroquois Healthcare

On April 1st 2016, Bluemark, a leading provider of revenue cycle technology solutions for hospitals and health systems entered into a strategic relationship with Iroquois Healthcare, a healthcare trade organization that represents hospitals and health systems in upstate New York. Through this new relationship, Iroquois members will now have access to Bluemark's solutions with preferred pricing and exclusive packaging. The key to this new relationship is Bluemark's MAPS Self-Pay management solution.

MAPS equips providers to quickly and accurately assess the uninsured or underinsured and qualify them for any enrollment pathway: Medicaid, Financial Assistance, health insurance through the exchange, and other public programs.

"Bluemark has been providing eligibility and enrollment technology solutions for the hospital, health system and the long-term care markets for the past 15 years" said Bryan Exner, Partner and Chief Operating Officer for Bluemark, "and this new relationship helps us expand our reach to the Upstate New York State market". MAPS identifies appropriate program coverage in the most efficient and accurate manner possible. This not only maximizes potential reimbursement revenue but also reduces overall cycle-time from initial screen to ultimate program enrollment. MAPS also has the capability to interface directly with the New York State Health Exchange which even further streamlines the process of Medicaid enrollment and tracking.

"We are still absorbing the effects of the Affordable Care Act and in New York specifically, we now need to navigate the landscape of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program", said Gary Fitzgerald, President of Iroquois Healthcare, "after careful consideration and review we feel that Bluemark, specifically their MAPS Self-Pay Management Solution can help our members address many of the issues resulting from these changes.

"Bluemark and Iroquois Healthcare will be working closely together over the next several months to introduce the MAPS solutions to their member hospitals and health systems.
For more information please contact:

Steve Mullin
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Bluemark(330) 954-0380
stephenm@bluemark.net

or

Don Gearing
Director of Business Solutions
United Iroquois Shared Services/UI Select, LLC(518) 348-7459
dgearing@iroquois.org



Bluemark to Exhibit at the HFMA Hudson Valley Annual Institute on April 7.

Bluemark will be exhibiting at this years' HFMA Hudson Valley Annual Institute on April 7th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown NY. The meeting will bring together healthcare finance leaders from around the region and will focus on the theme of the "The Merged Healthcare Continuum: Is Bigger Better?". We will be in the exhibit hall and will be talking about the latest version of our industry leading self-pay management solution MAPS. MAPS provides complete self-pay inventory management for any enrollment pathway: Medicaid, Financial Assistance, health insurance through the exchange and other public programs. MAPS also includes our seamless integration with the New York State of Health Exchange.

Stop by and learn why New York hospitals and health systems have been choosing MAPS for the last 15 years to maximize reimbursement revenue and improve efficiency.

Register for the session today.



Bluemark and GNYHA Ventures to exhibit at the Compliance Institute April 17-20

Visit Bluemark and the Greater New York Hospital Association at this years' Compliance Institute at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas on April 17th through the 20th. Each year the Institute brings together healthcare compliance leaders from across the county to learn, share and connect. We will be in the exhibit hall in booth 502 and will be talking about the latest version of our industry leading audit management solution TRACKER PRO. Our solution provides state-of-the-art functionality to manage the time-sensitive and burdensome demands that audit responses require. Increase your productivity with integration of 835/837 data and electronic submission of medical records via esMD.

Learn why over 300 hospitals have chosen TRACKER PRO to protect their revenue stream.

Visit http://www.compliance-institute.org/ to learn more.



Bluemark and OhioHealth to Present Case Study at OHIMA

(February 17, 2016) - If you are attending this year's OHIMA Conference please join Bluemark and OhioHealth on Wednesday March 9th at 2:00PM for our Case Study presentation titled "Use of Data and Automation to Improve Audit Coordination". It will be presented by Ms. Diane Setty, Sr. Director of Health Information Management and RAC, and Ms. Holly Gadd, Manager of RAC Case Management from OhioHealth and Mr. Bryan Exner, Chief Operating Officer from Bluemark. The presentation will focus on specific ways to automate and streamline process flows across the spectrum of audit response coordination.

Presenters will discuss how best practice and the ability to leverage existing data, integrated from various systems and vendors, reduces the audit burden and preserves revenue at risk. The speakers will also walk through their process methodology to illustrate real world usage and case study information. Best practice examples will show how to effectively tie together initial data entry, automated data posting from 835/837, Release of Information (ROI), and external denials management.

We also invite you to stop by the Bluemark booth (#40) to learn more about the TRACKER PRO solution and how it helps hospitals respond to the increasing burden of the audit management process. We will also be raffling off some prizes during the conference for those who stop by and say hello. To learn more about the solution please visit our website www.ractracker.org.

We hope to see you at the conference.



Bluemark is excited to announce the renewal of their purchasing agreement with GNYHA Services

Source: eSynergy (GNYHA Services) - http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/gnyhaes/issues/2016-01-12/1.html
GNYHA Services recently renewed its group purchasing agreement with Bluemark (www.bluemark.net), a New York-based technology company that offers solutions designed to help healthcare institutions automate the patient screening and application process for Medicaid and other public financial assistance programs, and facilitate the timely and secure submission of information to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) audit review contractors as well as other third-party auditors. Specifically, Bluemark offers the following Web-based solutions:
  • MAPS: software that is used by hospitals to help to identify patients who are eligible for charity care at the point of service, generate the application for enrollment, provide case management and reporting, electronically store all documentation, provide a preliminary screening for Medicaid, and support the application and enrollment process for Medicaid and a seamless interface to the New York State Health Insurance Exchange to process consumer Medicaid and insurance applications.
  • EASY: software that supports New York City-based long-term care facilities (LTCFs) in the assessment, creation, submission, processing, and tracking of long-term care-related Medicaid applications.
  • Blueway Portal: software that enables hospitals and LTCFs to securely submit medical records to CMS audit review contractors. The Blueway Portal supports expedited document submissions and the improved management of additional document requests from CMS auditors.
The renewed GNYHA Services/Bluemark agreement maintains current pricing at the GNYHA Services member-discounted rates and is effective through June 30, 2018. For further details, please contact the following:
Ken SacksPresident, Bluemarkkens@bluemark.net(609) 654-0794Barbara GreenSenior Vice President, GNYHA Venturesgreen@gnyha.org(212) 259-0720Stewart PresserVice President, GNYHA Venturespresser@gnyha.org(212) 506-5444