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Bluemark Moves into New Corporate Headquarters

Bluemark, a specialized healthcare technology developer officially moved into their new corporate headquarters at 40 Sunset Ridge in New Paltz, NY. The company purchased the building in 2016 and previously occupied temporary office space while the first floor of the building was being renovated. The new space includes a suite of executive offices, temporary "hotel" offices for offsite employees to use when they are in town, dedicated space for client relations, and a large conference facility. The office also includes a custom designed open workspace for the development team that fosters collaboration and innovation. The office sits next to a forest preserve with access to hiking and biking trails and is conveniently located just minutes from the New York Thruway.



Blueway Portal and MAPS IQ Go-Live at New Client Sites

Bluemark, a specialized healthcare technology developer, is pleased to announce that the new Blueway Portal esMD solution is now live with a large health system across the state of Ohio. The solution initially went live on November 1st and since then the client has been successfully submitting documents through the esMD portal to the audit contractor community. Once fully ramped up, Blueway Portal will save the client significant time and money in their audit response process.

On the same day Bluemark also went live with a new MAPS IQ client in the Alaska Native American Healthcare market. The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, SEARHC, will now utilize MAPS IQ to assist them in managing their uninsured patient population. MAPS IQ is specifically designed to meet the needs of the Native American Healthcare provider market and is now live in four sites across the state of Alaska.

We are pleased to welcome both clients to the Bluemark community of users.



BLUEMARK, LLC, Welcomes New Strategic Advisor

Industry veteran, noted presenter and thought leader, Stewart Presser joins Bluemark as Strategic Advisor.


Bluemark, LLC, a specialized healthcare technology developer, is pleased to announce the addition of Stewart Presser in the newly created role of Strategic Advisor. Stewart recently retired after 26 years of distinguished service with the Greater New York Hospital Association, a trade association representing more than 140 not-for-profit hospitals in the tri-state area. In his most recent role, Stewart was Vice President of Health Finance and Member Services. As a Strategic Advisor, Stewart will help Bluemark's Leadership Team with refining the company's overall business strategy and product roadmap. Stewart will also share his deep expertise and knowledge in both the audit and compliance field and patient financial services field.

"We are delighted to welcome Stewart to the Bluemark organization as a Strategic Advisor" said Bryan Exner Chief Operating Officer. "We have known and worked with Stewart for over a decade and look forward to learning from his years of experience in the healthcare financial industry. We also look forward to sharing his knowledge and expertise with our clients and the broader Bluemark community."

During his long career with GNYHA he was responsible for advocacy on behalf of the member hospitals in the areas of health finance, accounts receivable management, Medicaid eligibility issues, and the Administrative Simplification transactions sets under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Over the years, Stewart has made numerous presentations to national organizations on various health finance topics including Charity Care, and the Medicare Audit Recovery Contractor program. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from New York University and has taught health finance as an adjunct professor at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service.



BLUEMARK, LLC, Launches Blueway Portal esMD Solutions.

NEW PALTZ, NY - (June 23, 2017) - Bluemark, LLC, a specialized healthcare technology developer, is launching the Blueway Portal esMD solution for hospitals, health systems and the broader provider market. Blueway Portal is the first solution to be launched in the company's new Blueway product family that will ultimately include several claims based solutions. Responding to record requests and keeping up with all of the required documentation in today's audit arena is an extremely cumbersome process. Blueway Portal is an efficient and cost effective way for providers of all sizes and types to respond to Medicare Fee-For-Service contractor audits by taking advantage of the esMD electronic document submission program with CMS. Bluemark is able to offer this new solution as a Certified Health Information Handler.

"We are excited to launch Blueway Portal and expand Bluemark's solutions into the claims and audit management arena. With Blueway Portal we have simplified the process of documents submission and audit response," said Bryan Exner, Chief Operating Officer. "Clients who utilize the solution will see faster payment turnaround times plus cost savings in document assembly, document review, shipping, and follow-on tracking."

By utilizing Blueway Portal, providers can quickly and easily initiate esMD transactions while continuing to use existing audit workflow management tools and processes. The solution features the ability to electronically submit documents and medical records in response to: Medical Records Discussion Requests and Level 1 and Level 2 Appeal Letters to any esMD subscribing contractor. The secure web-based tool allows providers to securely transmit and receive sensitive audit-related data via the CMS Connect Gateway. Blueway Portal's inventory reporting capability allows clients to track both active and past esMD transmissions and provides valuable status and statistical reporting.

"Bluemark has been submitting medical records through the esMD Gateway since 2014, and we are excited to bring this capability to the Blueway Portal solution," Exner said. "We are also excited about the future of the Blueway product family and look forward to releasing new solutions in the months to come."



Bluemark announces new corporate partnership with the
Ohio Hospital Association.

In April of 2017, Bluemark, a leading provider of revenue cycle technology solutions for hospitals and health systems entered into a corporate partnership with the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). OHA is the nation's first state-level hospital association and exists to collaborate with its member hospitals and health systems to ensure a healthy Ohio. 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 16 years," said Ken Sacks, Partner and Chief Executive Officer for Bluemark, "we look forward to working with the Ohio Hospital Association to help us expand our reach to the Ohio 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 Ohio.gov website which further streamlines the process of Medicaid enrollment and tracking.

Bluemark and OHA 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