NORTH COAST, Calif. – Adventist Health’s Northern California Network will be transitioning a few administrative functions to a new location in north Santa Rosa near the Sonoma County Airport.
The transition will primarily include revenue cycle departments such as billing, portions of health information management and the pre-admission components of the admission process from the five Northern California Network hospitals in Mendocino, Lake, Napa and Solano counties.
The centralized facility, known as the Revenue Cycle Center, will reduce redundancy between the facilities, decrease the network’s overall cost to collect, improve accuracy, and better position Adventist Health to invest in updating outdated business technologies which will result in efficient, lower-cost services to patients.
The centralizing of these functions will not affect the way in which patients access care, the organization reported.
Services which interact directly with patients will remain located on hospital campuses to ensure a convenient experience.
The transitioning of functions to the Revenue Cycle Center will create new space within the hospital campuses to add or improve patient services without the cost of new facility construction.
The new facility will be home to approximately 120 employees, most of whom will be transferred from their current campus-based positions.
The phased transition is slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012 and continue through the first half of 2013.
Northern California Network is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.
Our workforce of 28,700 includes more than 21,000 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,000 volunteers. The Adventist Health network includes 19 hospitals, more than 150 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers.
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