Acquisition adds robust digital front door capabilities to R1’s technology platform, enabling healthcare providers to automate ordering, scheduling, and authorization processes
Chicago, IL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ:RCM), a leader in technology-enabled revenue cycle management (RCM) services to healthcare providers, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SCI Solutions, Inc. (SCI), a leading provider of SaaS-based scheduling and patient access solutions, for approximately $190 million in cash.
SCI’s platform streamlines the patient and provider experience, creating efficient care networks where health systems’ capacity is digitally and conveniently accessible to all market constituents. With consumer self-scheduling and provider order facilitation, SCI’s EHR-agnostic patient access and care coordination solutions support more than 94,000 providers and 1,200 sites of care that comprise $225B of potential net patient revenue across the country.
R1 expects to deliver enhanced value for its customers by enabling providers to expand digital front door strategies for their patients, improve operating efficiency, and increase capacity utilization, among other benefits. SCI’s digital patient experience platform allows patients to search for physicians, schedule appointments and complete their onboarding across all care settings, resulting in an improved experience for patients and streamlined workflows for patient scheduling and access teams.
“Patient scheduling is a critical component of the revenue cycle process, and yet is too often a major pain point for referring providers and health systems,” said Joe Flanagan, President and CEO of R1. “With SCI’s capabilities integrated into our leading revenue cycle solution, we believe that R1 offers our customers the broadest and deepest tech-enabled patient intake solution available. We look forward to welcoming the SCI team to R1.”
“R1 and SCI share a common vision of improving the patient experience in healthcare and reducing the administrative burden on providers,” said Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions. “By leveraging R1’s deep operating experience, leading revenue cycle tools and scale in the industry, SCI’s potential to meaningfully engage consumers at every point in their healthcare journey can be fully realized.”
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020, subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions. R1 intends to fund the transaction with a combination of cash from its balance sheet and debt.
MTS Health Partners, L.P. acted as financial advisor, Centerview Partners LLC acted as strategic advisor and Honigman LLP acted as legal advisor to R1. Ziegler acted as financial advisor and Fenwick & West LLP acted as legal advisor to SCI.
About R1 RCM
R1 RCM is a leading provider of technology-enabled RCM services which transform and solve revenue cycle performance challenges across hospitals, health systems and group physician practices. R1’s proven and scalable operating models seamlessly complement a healthcare organization’s infrastructure, quickly driving sustainable improvements to net patient revenue and cash flows while reducing operating costs and enhancing the patient experience. To learn more, visit: r1rcm.com.
About SCI Solutions
SCI Solutions improves the health of the health system by operating the industry’s largest EHR-agnostic care coordination marketplace, enabling patients, health plans, referring providers and rendering provider facilities to securely navigate, communicate and transact digitally in more than 400 geographic markets. With its digital engagement solutions, SCI enables health enterprises to offer a consumer-friendly digital front door, giving patients and their providers improved choice and convenience. As a result, health enterprises reduce administrative costs, increase outpatient revenue, and benefit from enhanced patient and referring physician loyalty. For more information, visit scisolutions.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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