Since 2000, ABILITY Network has been leading the way with our ground-breaking web-based healthcare technology. Thousands of payers and providers across the continuum of care depend upon ABILITY and our services to simplify the complexities of administrative and clinical processes.
Improving healthcare by simplifying complex processes
We began in 2000 (as a small Minneapolis company called “VisionShare”) with an innovative idea: using the Internet to securely connect healthcare providers to Medicare. Any provider that needs to verify the eligibility of Medicare patients and then get paid for treating them requires this connectivity. Before ABILITY, it was slow going for most healthcare billing staff, who spent a lot of time using an antiquated system to verify eligibility and check on the status of claims.
What our breakthrough software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) gave providers was a faster, more secure, reliable, user-friendly way to connect to Medicare, using web-based applications and interfaces. Like many new uses of the Internet, this idea revolutionized its industry. We then added connections to other insurance payers in addition to Medicare. And today, our innovative services go far beyond connectivity.
The company has grown over the years, in our size and in our vision. With investments from Lemhi Ventures and then Bain Capital Ventures, we became ABILITY® Network Inc (“ABILITY”) in February 2011, and in April 2013 acquired IVANS, another web-based Medicare service vendor. In April 2014 ABILITY received a $550 million strategic investment led by Summit Partners. In November 2014, ABILITY acquired MD On-Line, Inc., a trusted provider of connectivity, workflow, and analytic services to ambulatory providers, payers, and other healthcare customers. In April 2015, ABILITY continued to expand our services to the healthcare market by acquiring System Designs, Inc., and its PC-ACE claims processing system — a key revenue management tool for thousands of healthcare providers across the country. In December 2015, ABILITY acquired the OCS HomeCare Division of National Research Corporation, adding analytics software services that offer clinical outcomes improvement, hospitalization insights, and quality assurance benchmarking and reporting. In February 2016, ABILITY acquired G4 Health Systems, Inc., a national provider of next-generation revenue cycle management (RCM) services and health data analytics for small and mid-sized hospitals, physician offices, and post-acute providers, as well as advanced API-based RCM tools for payer and vendor customers. In April 2016, ABILITY acquired eHealth Data Solutions, a national software company offering tools that increase quality, reduce risk and create higher value and cost-effective resident-centered care using evidence-based decisions for long-term/post-acute care providers. In April 2017, ABILITY acquired ShiftHound, a leader in cloud-based SaaS healthcare workforce management applications that improve scheduling effectiveness and operational efficiency for acute, post-acute and ambulatory providers.
ABILITY Network is headquartered in Minneapolis, with several other office locations throughout the U.S.
Helping providers reduce costs, increase revenues, and focus on patients
Today ABILITY Network develops and provides a broad suite of web-based applications that simplify the complex processes that challenge most healthcare providers. Whether it’s connections to insurance payers, revenue cycle management services, or clinical support systems, providers and payers across the United States trust ABILITY technology to improve the way they operate. Our goal is to help them focus on what they do best: deliver quality care.