5 May 2020

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Agreement extends Smith+Nephew’s ‘Positive Connections’ program to offer ASC customers educational, advisory and financial services

Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces a strategic partnership with St. Louis-based National Medical Billing Services (National Medical) to provide revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) across the US.

The venture is part of the company’s recently announced Positive Connections program, a turnkey support service for surgeons seeking to move orthopaedic cases into the outpatient setting. The advisory and business services offered through the partnership may be of particular relevance to ASCs as they work to navigate the challenges arising out of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The two companies will partner to offer RCM support in order to increase ASC cash flow and strengthen compliance. The mutual agreement aims to streamline back-office financial processes and procedures while adding efficiencies for ASC stakeholders. National Medical uses a combination of industry-leading expertise, proprietary intelligent workflow technology, and insightful analytics and advice to achieve results for ASCs.

The partnership between Smith+Nephew and National Medical intends to:

“By combining our leading product portfolio with the decades of RCM experience held by the National Medical team, we are uniquely positioned to address the complex revenue cycle challenges that frustrate ASC owners,” said Laura Rector, Vice President of Ambulatory Surgery Centers at Smith+Nephew.

“As more high-acuity procedures migrate to the surgery center setting, it is critical for ASC administrators to examine and refine their managed care contracting, billing and accounts receivable processes, and to have sophisticated technology and analytics at their fingertips,” said Nader Samii, CEO of National Medical Billing Services. “We are excited to partner with an industry leader like Smith+Nephew so we can combine the deep expertise of our team of revenue cycle professionals with value-focused solutions to create a comprehensive program for ASC customers.”  

To learn more about National Medical Billing Services, visit https://nationalASCbilling.com/.

To learn more about Positive Connections or register for Outpatient Total Joint Experience team training, visit https://www.smith-nephew.com/positive-connections/.




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Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business that exists to restore people’s bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose ‘Life Unlimited’. Our 17,500+ employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients’ lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global franchises of Orthopaedics, Advanced Wound Management and Sports Medicine & ENT.

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