ADVOCATE Receives Billing Services Renewal from West Virginia’s Largest Private Radiology Group

Columbus, Ohio (June 6, 2013) - Advocate / Radiological Physician Associates / RPA XRAY
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FAIRMONT, W.Va. - June 7, 2013 - PRLog -- ADVOCATE receives billing services renewal from West Virginia’s largest private radiology group

June 6, 2013

Columbus, Ohio (June 6, 2013) — ADVOCATE, the premier provider of radiology revenue cycle management services nationwide, announces today that they have been awarded the renewal of their exclusive billing agreement with Radiological Physicians Associates, Inc. (RPA) of Fairmont, West Virginia .

ADVOCATE will continue to deliver a full range of billing services encompassing their proprietary suite of billing process software functionality called Experience Based Technology (EBT).  EBT improves radiology billing and data quality consistency by ensuring a timely, accurate, and consistent workflow which results in consistently higher revenue. The EBT workflow process ensures every radiology service is handled accurately, consistently and timely. EBT provides claim acquisition and purification, eligibility verification, claim status transparency, payment compliance, denial management, accounts receivable follow-up, and charge capture verification.

“ADVOCATE was the best decision RPA ever made. The transition was flawless and every aspect of the billing and coding process was improved from day one. ADVOCATE came in and did what they said they would do. Collections are up, management reporting is enhanced, administrative costs are down and the physicians are extremely pleased. If you are looking to improve profitability and need a business partner you can count on to support your practice goals, look no further than ADVOCATE”, said Sam Merandi, Administrative Vice President of RPA.

About Radiological Physicians Associates, Inc.

RPA XRAY was established in 1968 and is now a 20 member radiology practice. RPA XRAY performs more than 465,000 procedures a year at 29 different practice locations covering a 100 mile radius. The practice uses both onsite and remote coverage to cover large healthcare facilities and remote rural facilities.  RPA has a strong technological infrastructure to support these efforts and deliver a seamless, timely quality product.  

RPA has developed a high level business plan and strategy to capitalize on the opportunities in West Virginia and to serve the disperse population of West Virginia at the same time.   The practice has developed a technological infrastructure that incorporates the latest technologies for image interpretation and timely results reporting.  

“Like most radiology practices, RPA depends on their coding, billing and collections infrastructure to support physician compensation, expansion and other group initiatives. Success depends on the right billing solution that incorporates best business practices to create an exceptional coding, billing and collections process.  And our billing solution considers the unique characteristics of RPA and addresses the many issues the group faces”, said Kirk Reinitz, President and CEO of ADVOCATE.


ADVOCATE is the leading radiology reimbursement services company that offers a truly complete and integrated approach to business issues. ADVOCATE currently operates nationwide with clients in all 50 states, providing their unique EBTTM suite of services to over 800 radiologists. With our seasoned staff of professionals, we focus on addressing the unique needs of today’s radiology physicians.

With proven management, business processes and advanced technology to support our operations, ADVOCATE is uniquely positioned to manage the business of radiology effectively and efficiently. With 20 years of radiology billing experience, and proven measurable results, ADVOCATE works as a trusted and stable business partner to provide clients with a reliable, trouble-free implementation, increased cash flow, training, and support. For more information about ADVOCATE’s services, please visit (

For ADVOCATE inquires contact:
Paulo E. Santos, Chief Business Development Officer
303-517-3210 (
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