May 2012

CHI, Conifer Health Solutions Announce Partnership

CHI and Tenet Healthcare announced they will partner in the ownership of Conifer Health Solutions, previously a Tenet subsidiary that has provided revenue cycle and business process management services to hospitals for more than three decades.

Through this partnership, Conifer will manage the revenue cycle services for more than 50 of CHI’s 76 hospitals. Over the next eight months, CHI will transition its revenue cycle and health information management (HIM) employees to Conifer with no anticipated job losses. The employees will remain in their current locations, and will be trained and equipped with Conifer’s industry-leading processes and technology. Physician revenue cycle is not part of this transition.

“This is an opportunity to reduce costs and improve efficiency through a partnership with an organization that has a leading practices track record with well-established technology, tools and training,” said Dean Swindle, executive VP for business services and CFO of CHI. “As a partner with Conifer, we will develop products and services to further improve patient and customer experiences, reduce costs and enhance revenue realization, in support of CHI’s mission of building healthier communities.”