Sandata Technologies LLC and ABILITY Network announce an expansion of their strategic partnership to enable Sandata’s customers to more quickly and efficiently pay for home care services.

Sandata provides technology for State Medicaid agencies, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), and Homecare Agencies. ABILITY Network, an Inovalon company, provides advanced, cloud-based platforms empowering data-driven healthcare.

Via the expanded partnership, ABILITY’s SECUREPAY will be integrated into their Agency Management solutions to enable data to seamlessly pass between the two systems.

ABILITY SECUREPAY benefits both provider agencies and their clients. The service offers flexible and convenient payment options and 24/7 access to its robust payment portal. With this expansion, customer provider agencies will now be able to manage all payments in one place, leading to improved cash flow via secure point-of-service payment processing and automation of schedule of payments. Staff can now spend less time on manual administrative tasks and gain real-time access to payment data, explains a media release from Sandata.

David Birnbaum, executive vice president at Port Washington, NY-based Sandata, comments, “We are thrilled with the enhanced payment automation and options that ABILITY SECUREPAY brings to our customers, and further building on our longstanding partnership with ABILITY.”

“Rising healthcare costs and an increasing portion of patient responsibility means that patients are funding a higher proportion of their medical expenses,” states Bud Meadows, executive vice president and Chief Revenue Officer of Minneapolis-headquartered ABILITY, the release continues. “Leveraging ABILITY’s leading technology capabilities to meet the growing payment needs of Sandata’s customers, we can help improve the patient payment process and simplify complexity.”

[Source(s): Sandata Technologies LLC, PR Newswire]