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HFRI Acquires Leading Zero Balance Recovery Firm

·4 min read

CHICAGO, July 22, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthcare Financial Resources (HFRI), a leader in healthcare accounts receivable (AR) recovery and resolution management, today announced the acquisition of Emeryville, CA-based STAT Revenue, a leading provider of zero balance (closed) claims review and recovery services for hospitals and health systems.

The acquisition rounds out HFRI’s AR management capabilities by adding the final stage of claims recovery to the company’s portfolio of other back-end services. STAT Revenue’s team provides highly specialized, forensic-like reviews of zero balance claims to identify underpayments and recover lost revenue from government and commercial payers.

"We feel very fortunate to be aligning with an organization of STAT Revenue’s caliber," said Jerry Connelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of HFRI. "Their team of highly experienced and skilled individuals are experts in the complex and often difficult tasks associated with zero balance claims reviews. We look forward to working with this exceptional group and are excited about the added value this acquisition will bring to our clients."

Connelly said that by comparing written-off claims to payer-specific contractual terms and policies, STAT Revenue typically can recover 1% of net placements. "That may not seem like a lot, but the amount of revenue can be significant when you’re talking about write-offs that often reach hundreds of millions of dollars for large hospitals and health systems," he said.

Kevin Lee, founder and Chief Executive Officer of STAT Revenue, said he is enthusiastic about helping HFRI extend its service offerings and is looking forward to the technological capabilities HFRI will be able to bring to bear in the zero balance review arena.

"We see major opportunities for synergy and convergence in partnering with HFRI, given there is no overlap between our two companies’ services," Lee said. "I’m pleased our existing clients will now be able to benefit from the combined strengths of the two companies."

As part of its zero balance review services, STAT Revenue also provides consulting and education to help clients uncover the root causes of recurring problems that can lead to denials and write-offs. Lee said the frequency with which payers change claims processes creates an ongoing risk for underpayments.

"STAT Revenue’s staff is our number one asset and the reason we’re successful," he added. "The primary concern I had in looking for a partner was that our team would be appreciated and retained, and I’m pleased to say that will be the case with HFRI."

HFRI utilizes proprietary intelligent automation and staff specialization to efficiently process all claims, regardless of size or age, for hospitals nationwide. In addition to the company’s AR recovery and resolution capabilities, HFRI also provides denial management assistance by conducting root cause analysis and recommending process improvements to help decrease aged and denied claims going forward. PARA Healthcare Analytics, a division of HFRI, additionally offers market-based pricing tools, analytics, and consulting services that accelerate collections and improve margins for healthcare organizations. HFRI is backed by Housatonic Partners, a San Francisco and Boston-based private equity firm.

About Healthcare Financial Resources (HFRI)

HFRI, a leader in accounts receivable recovery and resolution, works as a virtual extension of your hospital central billing office to help you resolve and collect more of your insurance accounts receivables faster and improves operating margins through a seamless and collaborative partnership with your internal team. The company’s comprehensive services include a pricing transparency solution, which can help hospitals improve revenue capture while remaining competitive in your market. For more information visit: www.hfri.net

About STAT Revenue

Since 1998, STAT Revenue specializes in maximizing payer revenue for hospitals and provides consulting to improve their current revenue controls. We provide a comprehensive review that pressure tests a hospital’s patient accounts for clinical and billing integrity. This infuses our comprehensive payment review and enables us to uncover and recover the full contractual revenue for hospitals. STAT Revenue’s consulting addresses the systemic causes of underpayments and enables the hospital to minimize its future exposure to lost revenue. For more information visit: https://www.statrevenue.com/

About Housatonic Partners

Housatonic Partners is a private equity investment firm founded in 1994, with more than $1.3 billion in capital under management. The firm invests in growing, profitable businesses with highly recurring revenue. Housatonic Partners has backed exceptional management teams in more than 90 small-to mid-sized companies over the last 25 years. For more information, please visit www.housatonicpartners.com.

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Contacts

Sarah Stoll
Marketing
(224) 267-2093
sstoll@hfri.net