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Healthfirst and MD On-Line Partner to Streamline Claims Processing
Date:7/14/2008

NEW YORK and PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthfirst has contracted with MD On-Line, Inc. to offer providers a free online service for electronic claims submissions. This new service makes it easier for physicians and other medical providers to do business with the health plan by streamlining the transaction process, resulting in a faster exchange of information, higher acceptance rates and quicker payment cycles. All healthcare providers who work with the organization can submit claims directly to Healthfirst via http://www.healthfirstny.com and http://www.healthfirstnj.com.

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"MD On-Line enables providers to take advantage of the benefits and cost-savings associated with electronic transactions," said David Gutwald, Vice President of Operations at Healthfirst. "We are pleased to be able to give our providers, especially those who currently submit paper claims, an opportunity to participate in this program."

Providers utilizing the transaction portal can elect to submit only Healthfirst transactions free of charge or subscribe for all-payer connectivity. Claim data entry and batch upload options are made available through the portal.

"We are excited to work with Healthfirst to provide free, web-based solutions," said Bill Bartzak, president and CEO of MD On-Line. "At MD On-Line, we understand and anticipate the changing needs of both payers and providers, and are committed to technological innovation and excellence. This is another great example of how payers are working hard at streamlining processes for their providers."

About Healthfirst

Healthfirst, established in 1993, is a hospital-sponsored organization dedicated to providing the highest possible care, access and customer service to its members. Headquartered in New York City, Healthfirst offers a variety of Medicaid, Medicare and commercial healthcare programs. Over 85 hospitals and medical centers and close to 20,000 physicians and specialists make up the Healthfirst provider network. The Healthfirst family of companies includes Healthfirst in New York, Healthfirst NJ in New Jersey, and HF Management Services, which provides comprehensive administrative services to healthcare organizations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.

About MD On-Line, Inc

Founded in 1995, MD On-Line, Inc. is a healthcare technology company focused on "Transacting the Business of Healthcare". The company provides solutions fostering connectivity between healthcare payers and providers to facilitate transactions and reduce related costs. Privately-held, the company processes in excess of two million electronic transactions per month, and is the preferred solution provider for some of the largest medical insurance companies in the country. With offices in New Jersey and California, MD On-Line has been named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in America, and has twice been included on the Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 and New Jersey Technology Fast 50 list of companies. More information is available at http://www.mdon-line.com.

Contact: Nick Dannenbaum

MD On-Line, Inc.

Vice President, Sales

(973) 753-2167

nick@mdon-line.com


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