LOUISVILLE, Ky.ZirMed.com, a Kentucky corporation formed early this
year, is on track to become the nations first company to offer healthcare providers
the technology needed to enter and file medical claims data by simply using their Web
browser. The much-anticipated advancement gives healthcare practitioners, hospitals and
others access to programs via the Internet, avoiding the need to purchase, install and
update expensive software and systems.
"ZirMed.com provides the easiest, most
inexpensive and technologically advanced way to submit health insurance claims," said
John Freeman, executive vice president.
Because ZirMed.coms multi-platform process (patent pending) is browser based, any
subscribing provider can use it with a computer and Internet access. ZirMed.com is also
the first service that charges users based on the number of bytes of data encrypted, which
ZirMed.com eliminates the Y2K issue and the need to purchase upgrades required for
compliance with regulatory changes, such as those contained in the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act. All information is encrypted to ensure
confidentiality. In addition, backup systems have been put in place to provide the
reliability needed for such transactions.
"ZirMed.com is an intelligent choice for the claims filing needs of all healthcare
practitioners," Freeman said. "However, small- and medium-sized providers and
rural hospitals will especially benefit from our service.
"Thats because the costs of most systems have been out of reach for them.
Many smaller providers are still using the old-fashioned, soon-to-be-obsolete paper method
of filing claims. Switching to ZirMed.com now allows them to use the most technologically
advanced system around."
Headquartered in Louisville, ZirMed.com was organized in February 1999 and has since
worked to put the proper systems and people in place to provide its unique service to
healthcare providers. ZirMed.com now is aggressively building its customer base
nationwide. Beginning June 1, ZirMed.com will provide browser-based claims filing service
to its customers. Additional services, such as eligibility and referrals, scheduling,
electronic patient records, billing and prescriptions via the Internet will be available
in the near future.
ZirMed.com has formed strategic alliances with key businesses and organizations in
Kentucky and across the nation.
"We have been fortunate to attract exceptional talent through strategic hiring and
collaborative relationships," Freeman said. "The Telecommunications Research
Center and Greater Louisville Inc. have been an invaluable resource and support for
DICKEN Enterprises, Inc., a national consulting firm that is also
based in Louisville has provided management, organization, and placement services for the
Last month, ZirMed.com brought Preston Osborne on
board to develop and execute its corporate identity, marketing and public relations
"Preston Osborne has very quickly captured for
us the look and feel of this new company. They will help us position ourselves in a very
competitive national market," Freeman said.
Executive Vice President