St. Clair Health has selected R1 RCM as its primary end-to-end revenue cycle management (RCM) services provider for 10 years.

Under the deal, the fully integrated, purpose-built technology platform, enterprise-wide analytics, operating methods, and intelligent automation of R1 RCM will be integrated with the existing infrastructure of St. Clair Health. 

The partnership’s main aim is to strengthen the workflow standardisation, improve patient access platforms, and optimise revenue cycle processes.

R1 RCM executive vice-president and chief commercial officer Gary Long said: “Together we can deliver an integrated revenue cycle solution that will not only improve the patient experience, but also deliver new technology to improve workflow and performance.”  

About 150 employees of St. Clair Health will be offered comparable positions, pay and benefits with R1 RCM.

The employees will also have additional growth opportunities depending on the size, scale, and resources of R1.

St. Clair Health senior vice-president and chief financial officer Eric Luttringer said: “We are confident this partnership will build on our team’s high-quality work and equip us with new technology and tools that will strengthen St. Clair Health’s position as a regional leader in quality, patient satisfaction and value.”

The health system serves the southwestern Pennsylvania residents and is the parent company of St. Clair Hospital; St. Clair Medical Group.

St. Clair Hospital is a 329-bed acute-care medical centre that has 600 physicians and 2,500 employees.

St. Clair Medical Group is a multispecialty group which has 150 primary and specialty care physicians.

It serves the primary, specialty, and hospital-based needs of patients throughout the communities served by St. Clair Health.