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Craneware and Amerinet Renew and Expand Strategic Partnership to Bring Revenue Integrity Solutions to Provider Organizations

ATLANTA and ST. LOUIS, April 28, 2015Craneware, Inc., the healthcare market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, and Amerinet, a leading national healthcare solutions organization, today announced it has renewed and expanded its partnership agreement through 2018. Under the terms of the agreement, Amerinet’s membership base, which includes more than 82,000 provider organizations across the U.S., will have access to Craneware solutions at a discounted price. Craneware also announced it will offer Amerinet members its medical necessity verification tool, InSight Medical Necessity®, which gives provider organizations real-time access to medical necessity and prior authorization policies to flag upfront compliance issues.

Since the companies first partnered in 2005, Craneware has been Amerinet’s sole provider of chargemaster review software. Now with this extended agreement, Amerinet members will continue to have access to Craneware’s Chargemaster Toolkit®, Chargemaster Corporate Toolkit®, Online Reference Toolkit®, Bill Analyzer, Interface Scripting Module, Pharmacy ChargeLink®, Patient Charge Estimator® and Physician Revenue Toolkit®, and will also now have access to Supplies ChargeLink®, Pricing Analyzer™, InSight Audit®, InSight Medical Necessity and InSight Denials®.

“We are thrilled to continue to offer Craneware’s revenue integrity solutions which have proven to be instrumental as provider organizations ensure they are capturing all of the revenue that they have earned,” said John Vinarsky, Amerinet vice president, executive resources and office solutions. “We’re especially excited to now offer our members access to Craneware’s medical necessity solution as it provides them with instant access to all of the complex regulatory rules and requirements that are critical to reducing denials and achieving revenue integrity.”

Craneware and Amerinet first partnered to offer the group purchasing organization’s members savings on solutions that help protect revenue and sustain strong financial performance. In addition, Craneware is a founding member of Amerinet’s Strategic Alliance for Financial Efficiency (SAFE), a unique partnership of companies that provide best-of-class revenue cycle and financial performance improvement solutions to support healthcare facilities of all sizes.

“In the post healthcare reform era it’s critical that healthcare organizations have access to solutions that enable them to increase efficiency and improve financial performance,” said Craneware CEO Keith Neilson. “We’re proud to be a member of SAFE and a long-term Amerinet partner to help provider organizations remain financially healthy so they can continue to provide quality care to their patients.”

About Amerinet
As a leading national healthcare solutions organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and non-acute care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.

About SAFE
The Amerinet Strategic Alliance for Financial Efficiency (SAFE) provides Amerinet members with a unique cost effective menu of best-in-class software, services and support. Leveraging a three-step process to optimize financial efficiency, SAFE offers aligned solutions to reduce costs, generate revenue and achieve financial health for member organizations. The partnership also addresses issues specifically related to financial efficiencies for alternate care sites. To learn more, visit http://www.amerinet-gpo.com/spend-management-tools/amerinet-strategic-alliance.aspx.

About Craneware
Craneware (AIM: CRW.L) is the leader in automated revenue integrity solutions that improve financial performance for healthcare organizations. Craneware’s market-driven, SaaS solutions help hospitals and other healthcare providers more effectively price, charge, code and retain earned revenue for patient care services and supplies. This helps customers optimize reimbursement, increase operational efficiency, minimize compliance risk, and retain more earned revenue. By partnering with Craneware, clients achieve the visibility required to identify, address and prevent revenue leakage. To learn more, visit craneware.com.