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Weathering The Storm: Proactively Blending Management And Technology To Keep From Being The Last Dinosaur In The Swamp

Posted by Lisa Velasquez in Fi-Med News, Fi-Med Services, In the Press, Industry Updates

Nov 21-24 2009

Grand Hyatt, New York

At a time of year when many people are looking forward to being reunited with friends and family to celebrate the upcoming holidays–Adrian Velasquez and Christine Krause, at the request of Princeton University, will be in New York, attending the 35th annual Business Today International Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Times Square. There they will join over 70 of the nation’s leading CEO’s and executives while also contributing to the Harvard Business School Case Study “Weathering The Storm: The Challenges And Opportunitites Of A Global Slowdown”.

150 students representing over 100 colleges and 20 countries were selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to attend the conference which will focus on such themes as the business cycle, the competitive landscape as well as the evolving political environment. Adrian and Christine will be speaking on the topic “Weathering the storm: Proactively Blending Management And Technology To Keep From Being The Last Dinosaur In The Swamp”.  As keynote speakers, Adrian and Christine will share information about the changes Fi-Med is making, both strategically and culturally, to adapt to the current economic environment.

Founded in 1968 by Steve Forbes, Michael Mims, and Jonathan Perel during their undergraduate years at Princeton University, Business Today started as a magazine featuring student-written articles, executive-written articles, and executive interviews. Business Today has now expanded to include their Online Journal, Conference, and Seminar Series Programs, all with the aim of fostering dialogue between students and executives.

Fi-Med Recipient Of Master Mettle Award

Posted by Lisa Velasquez in Business Awards, Fi-Med News, In the Press, Industry Updates

The MMAC/COSBE Future 50  program was created nearly 30 years ago as an event to recognize the outstanding achievement of local, fast-growing entrepreneurs. Members of the Fi-Med team celebrated along side other winners at the awards luncheon held September 17, 2009 at the Hilton Milwaukee City. Fi-Med was awarded the “Master Mettle Award”, an honor reserved exclusively for three time winners.  You can read all about it here. All 50 winners were asked to share their key strategies for surving the economic turndown, those interviews can be found by clicking this link.

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2009 Inc. 5000 Winners Announced

Posted by Lisa Velasquez in Business Awards, Fi-Med News, In the Press

Inc. Magazine Unveils Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies-the Inc. 5000

Fi-Med Management, Inc. Ranks No. 1344 on the 2009 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 237.7%

NEW YORK, August 12, 2009–Inc. magazine today ranked Fi-Med Management, Inc. NO. 1344 on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy-America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Consumer electronics maker Vizio, Internet giant GoDaddy, rental car service Zipcar, and beverage maker Honest Tea are among the prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate, ” said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. “That’s why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year.”

Fi-Med Management, Inc. is an award-winning financial management firm providing comprehensive claims, coding, billing, lockbox and financial reporting services to the medical industry.

The 2009 Inc. 5000, unveiled today on, serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding, making the list perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on

Contact: Lisa Velasquez 714-935-0073


Press Release: Fi-Med Adds Nationwide Electronic Prescription Services For Physicians

Posted by Lisa Velasquez in Fi-Med News, Fi-Med Services, In the Press

Ahead of the curve: Fi-Med gets doctors on board with e-prescriptions before Medicare penalties take effect

In the rush to digitize health information and medical records, even prescriptions are making the jump from notepad to network. Soon the squinting and scrawling and folding and crumpling of the physician-pharmacist relationship will be replaced by high-speed data delivery from point-of-service, at time of service, direct to the pharmacy.

Fi-Med Management, Inc., a medical billing and financial management company headquartered in greater Milwaukee, announced this week the addition of electronic prescription services to its portfolio of client services.

The service, part of Fi-Med’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) package, gives physicians the ability to send error-free, electronic prescriptions directly from point-of-care to the pharmacy without ever lifting a pen—a critical component in the improvement of patient care and safety.

Fi-Med’s e-prescription software partner, SequelMed, provides drug and benefit details and patient medication history from prior patient records, even those generated by other physicians and hospitals. Clients also have access to online drug reference guides, reporting capabilities and 24/7 electronic access to patient prescription data.

On January 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released e-prescription codes, available here.

Physicians using e-prescriptions may be eligible for a 2% bonus payment at the end of 2009, provided they’re paid at least 10% of total Medicare Part B reimbursement for services in the office, with the consistent reporting of these codes. That bonus will decrease beginning in 2010, and penalties in the form of reduced payments through Medicare Part B are slated to affect physicians not using electronic prescriptions by 2012.

For more information or to subscribe to news affecting physician reimbursements and related services, visit the Fi-Med blog or call 800-318-0019.