Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
PGM is an integrated physician billing, practice management, and electronic medical record service. Since 1981, we have provided physicians with innovative solutions that help their practices run more efficiently. Today we are one of the fastest growing healthcare service and technology companies in America. Our technology-plus-service approach to practice management and medical billing maximizes the reimbursement process and streamlines practice operations. From cloud-based practice management and EMR products to custom, third-party integrations, PGM will work with your practice to tailor a total practice workflow solution.
How are you different?
Over the years we have developed a range of products and services that provide our clients with a complete platform encompassing the entire medical practice workflow.
From appointment scheduling to billing and revenue collection, PGM’s innovative products and services simplify and manage each aspect of practice management. We have built our service offering with the belief that physicians prefer to manage the health of their patients and not be consumed with the paperwork associated with running a practice. PGM’s experience and best-in-class track record provide clients with in-depth knowledge of the technology and the skills needed to make your practice run productively and efficiently. Our unique services include:
A full suite of practice management and medical billing solutions each tailored to the specific needs of your practice
CCHIT-certified electronic medical record software and services
Streamlined, customized credentialing services for providers of all sizes
Practice management software that provides advanced financial and practice analysis tools, specifically designed to give enhanced visibility of operations at the click of a button
Why will the company/product do well?
Our company has continued to grow based on our re-investment in technology. In the last few years, we’ve listened to our customer’s feedback and have been focusing on improving our cloud-based technology and service offerings. This will allow us to stay competitive in the marketplace and secure our position as an innovator in the space.
Where are you based?
We are a US based company operating out of Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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When was the company launched?
The company was founded in 1981 by Albert Saviano. As the company has grown, it became a family oriented business that includes his son and daughters as executives in the company.
What have been your biggest wins to date?
Our biggest wins to date have come primarily in the form of acquisitions and partnerships which have allowed us to scale our service offerings and build on our technology stack. In 2010 PGM acquired CMS Billing which allowed us to strengthen our speciality-specific service offering. And, in 2016, PGM Billing was selected by Amazing Charts as the company’s exclusive billing partner which greatly expanded our ability to serve our customers with end-to-end revenue cycle management.
What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?
Our market consists of anyone who submits a claim to an insurance provider. This includes physicians and healthcare facilities including laboratories. Our current client base encompasses the full spectrum of medical specialities, including Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Pathology, EMS & Ambulatory Services, Cardiology, Nephrology, Urology, Pain Management, OB/GYN, Gastroenterology, and many more.
Tell us about your team?
As mentioned, we’re a family oriented business with family filling positions everywhere from operations to business development to CEO. This helps hold everyone accountable. As we’ve grown, our board has also grown with notable board seats held by both healthcare veterans as well as those who are leading in the healthcare technology field.
What are your long-term plans for your product/company?
We just launched a scholarship program (http://www.pgmbilling.com/images/pdf/PGM_Scholarship_App_2017-2018.pdf) to reinvest back into those leading the future of technology. Aside from that, we are focused on building out a cloud-based solution that will allow for overall better management of data for both us and our clients.
What are your favourite tech gadgets?
Not sure if this qualifies, but my iPhone 7 Plus is my obsession. I’m always on the go and this provides a tool that keeps me connected and provides a screen size that is just right.
Aside from that, I’m obsessed with home-based “internet of things” type of devices. Nest is a company I have quite a bit of admiration for and love how they rely on technology to drive innovation and their seamless integration with services like ifttt that improve daily living.
What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?
I wish we could automate the data ‘input’ or collection a bit easier. But, for us, patient records are not only extremely private but also extremely unique to each individual. As a result, this process tends to still be more on the manual side from the provider.
How do people get in touch with you?
They can contact us on our website (http://www.pgmbilling.com), follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pgmbilling) or connect with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Physicians-Group-Management/)
Prepared and edited by @EdinaZejnilovic, Journalism Student at DCU