SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AdvancedMD, the pioneer of Rhythm ™, a unified cloud platform of smart clinical, billing and patient applications that automate tasks for all roles of the practice as well as patients, announces the general availability of ePayments, which facilitates electronic payments to help practices collect outstanding patient balances and reduce aging A/R more quickly and conveniently. ePayments is available through two intuitive online services – the AdvancedMD patient portal and a new standalone payment portal. Both allow patients to easily make credit card payments; the patient portal gives access to past statements for tax purposes.

As part of the AdvancedPatient suite of patient engagement solutions, ePayments is integrated across the AdvancedMD Rhythm cloud platform, giving the fastest way to collect patient payments, send patient reminders, manage alerts and track payments. Automation triggers a text or email payment notification reminder, based on the patient’s communication preference at intervals the practice sets. Patients receive a clear picture of what is owed and have a convenient way to pay either through their Smartphone or a desktop browser.

“This revolutionary patient payment suite includes everything needed to manage patient payments with all the popular self-help features that patients expect,” explains Arman Samani, AdvancedMD CTO. “Patients can easily access their outstanding balance, pay in full, submit a partial payment or see their now-due amount from a payment plan and it’s offered as part of our comprehensive Rhythm platform. This allows patients to pay their bills faster with confidence.”

Front office and billing staff can use ePayments to expand ways they’ve traditionally collected patient payments: online patient portal, in office, and phone-in payments. ePayments also makes it easy to set up hardship payment plans. AdvancedMD supports multiple patient statement options: online, an automated print and mail service, or practices can print in-office, stuff and mail.

“We have seen amazing time-to-payment with ePayments and we absolutely love how easy it is to use,” said a Mass.-based billing service. “Payments are rolling in and patients love the online statements. We’re excited to roll it out to all of our clients.”

Additional resources:

-- ePayments website: www.advancedmd.com/medical-billing/epayments -- Product sheet: info.advancedmd.com/rs/802-ZJP-486/images/advacedmd-datasheet-epayments.pdf -- Overview video & demo: youtu.be/RNd6rkicues

About AdvancedMDAdvancedMD revolutionized medical office software in 1999 with the introduction of the industry’s first true cloud solution. Today, the company continues to lead MedTech innovation with Rhythm, a complete cloud suite of smart applications that work in unison, accelerating collaborative workflow for every role of the practice. With Rhythm, staff members are empowered to thrive in the online age of healthcare and value-based reimbursement with essential clinical, financial, patient engagement and reputation management applications that are unified and available anytime, anywhere on any device. AdvancedMD strives to be the technology heartbeat of healthcare for providers, patients and payers for a healthier world. Visit www.advancedmd.com.

Media contacts: Jim Elliot Chief Marketing Officer (801) 984-9500 jelliot@advancedmd.com

Yuliya Kutuzava Account Director KNB Communications (203) 504-8230 ext. 131 ykutuzava@knbcomm.com

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