Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Craneware Utilization

Meritus Medical Center was one of two hospitals in the country selected recently by Craneware Inc. for the Value Cycle Excellence Award. Eric Shubin, representing Craneware, visited the team directly responsible for the outstanding utilization of the "physician revenue toolkit" software, to present the award. Employees were recognized for their dedication to solving potential chargemaster management issues through teamwork and communication. The team logged more than 140 sessions on the physician revenue toolkit in one year's time, helping ensure all physician charges in the hospital were accounted for. Both award winners in the category had to hit at least two Craneware benchmark measures for three quarters in the year. Craneware Inc. is the market leader in software and supporting services that help health care providers improve margins to invest in quality patient outcomes. Pictured with their award is the hospital's revenue and analytics team along with the department's executive director, Joan Hall, third from right; chief financial officer for Meritus Health, Tom Chan, center; and Shubin, back right.