ENT and Allergy Associates(R) Receives Top Honors and National Recognition at HFMA's 2015 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), the preeminent otolaryngology, allergy and largest of its kind practice in the nation, has been named as a recipient of the 2015 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

The Tarrytown, NY headquartered practice, with 165+ physicians serving patients in 41 state-of-the-art clinical sites throughout New York and New Jersey, succeeded in winning the MAP award in the Private Practice Management competition. In total, there were 18 finalists and 170 applicants. As a national award winner, ENTA demonstrated it expertise in the areas of meeting industry standard revenue cycle benchmarks (MAP Keys), implementing patient-centered recommendations and best practices embodied in HFMA's Healthcare Dollars & Sense™ initiatives, and achieving outstanding patient satisfaction. Award recipients are acknowledged as industry leaders and share proven strategies with their colleagues.

The award will be formally presented on June 22 at HFMA's 2015 National Institute in Orlando, Fla.

Drew Franklin, ENTA's Director of Business & Revenue Strategies, remarked, "We feel truly privileged and gratified to receive the 2015 MAP Award for High Performance. It memorializes the work of our practice to have become best-in-class in the business of medicine." Sue Gillies, Director of Central Billing Operations, adds, "It is, frankly, the hard work of our team, coupled with the implementation of recognized best practices that contributed to our candidacy for the MAP Awards. What stands out about our practice is unsurpassed clinical and business leadership, and relationships with external stakeholders, most importantly our technology, banking and third party payor alliances. This leadership, and these stakeholders, have allowed us to achieve not only the best billing and collections analytics, but also the highest levels of clinical outcomes and overall financial success."

"In light of the significant changes taking place in the healthcare industry, achieving revenue cycle excellence has never been more important than it is today," said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "I congratulate you on your outstanding performance, including your commitment to the patient-centered best practices of Healthcare Dollars &Sense."

Created by and for healthcare leaders, HFMA's MAP initiative sets the standard for revenue cycle excellence in the healthcare industry. MAP is a comprehensive strategy that allows organizations to measure revenue cycle performance using the industry-standard MAP Keys; apply evidence-based strategies for improvement; and perform to the highest standards to improve financial results and patient satisfaction. For more information, visit hfma.org/map.

About HFMA

With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of health care. For more information, visit hfma.org. For information about Healthcare Dollars & Sense, visit hfma.org/dollars.

About ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP

ENT and Allergy has nearly 170 physicians in 40+ office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City, Long Island and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 70,000 patients per month. Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT Services. ENTA has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer, a clinical alliance with the Montefiore Medical Center for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. The Practice has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials. ENT and Allergy Associates Management and Marketing teams have been recognized numerous times with awards and accolades including Health Leaders Media 2011 Top Leadership Team in Healthcare, Top Doctor Awards, ACS recognition award, AHAA Audiologist awards, The Westchester County Association Big W Awards and the Healthcare Marketing Report Healthcare Advertising Awards. Visit www.entandallergy.com for more information.


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