ENT and Allergy Associates(R) is Honored with HFMA's MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle for an Unprecedented Second Year in a Row

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) is not just the preeminent otolaryngology, allergy and audiology practice in the nation. It is also, according to the prestigious Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the industry leader and the first private practice to ever achieve repeat award winner status.

ENTA, headquartered in Tarrytown, NY and offering patients the outstanding services of its 175+ board certified physicians in 41 state-of-the-art clinical sites throughout New York and New Jersey, has - for the second straight year - been named as the recipient of the 2016 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle by the HFMA. As a national award winner, ENTA demonstrated its expertise in meeting industry standard revenue cycle benchmarks (MAP Keys), implementing patient-centered recommendations and best practices embodied in HFMA's Healthcare Dollars & Sense® initiatives, and achieving outstanding patient satisfaction. ENTA is therefore acknowledged as an industry leader.

The award will be formally presented on June 26, 2016 at HFMA's National Institute in Las Vegas.

Drew Franklin, ENTA's Senior Director of Business Development, remarked, "We are truly gratified to know that the work we do in the important areas of revenue cycle and patient-centric practices met the demanding HFMA criteria, and resulted in our receiving the MAP Award for High Performance for the 2nd year in a row. We always strive to be best-in-class in the business of delivering superior medical care, and this memorializes our efforts."

Added Margaret Hargrove, Director of Central Billing Operations at ENTA, "This extraordinary honor is the result of a true team effort, which exemplifies how our Practice approaches all of our most important initiatives. I couldn't be prouder of all the professionals with whom I work, and look forward to sharing our tools and techniques with colleagues in our industry."

Arthur Schwacke, ENTA's Chief Financial Officer, echoed that thought and summed it up by noting, "Our revenue cycle success is the direct result of the terrific communication that exists among our clinical sites, central billing office and business development team. We are all united around the goal of doing everything possible to improve the patient experience. At ENTA our staff is empowered so they have a 'seat at the table' and because of that, the best ideas flow freely. This has helped us achieve the unparalleled efficiencies that have resulted in this award."

"In light of the significant changes taking place in the healthcare industry, achieving revenue cycle excellence has never been more important than it is today," said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "I congratulate ENTA on an outstanding performance, including their commitment to the patient-centered best practices of Healthcare Dollars & Sense."

Created by and for healthcare leaders, HFMA's MAP initiative sets the standard for revenue cycle excellence in the healthcare industry. MAP is a comprehensive strategy that allows organizations to measure revenue cycle performance using the industry-standard MAP Keys; apply evidence-based strategies for improvement; and perform to the highest standards to improve financial results and patient satisfaction. For more information, visit hfma.org/map.

About HFMA
With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of health care. For more information, visit hfma.org. For information about Healthcare Dollars & Sense, visit hfma.org/dollars.

About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

ENT and Allergy has nearly 180 physicians in 40+ office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City, Long Island and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 70,000 patients per month. Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT Services. ENTA has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer, a clinical alliance with the Montefiore Medical Center for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. The Practice has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials. ENT and Allergy Associates Management and Marketing teams have been recognized numerous times with awards and accolades including Health Leaders Media 2011 Top Leadership Team in Healthcare, Top Doctor awards, ACS recognition award, AHAA Audiologist awards, The Westchester County Association Big W Awards and the Healthcare Marketing Report Healthcare Advertising Awards. Visit www.entandallergy.com for more information.

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