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Berkshire Healthcare Systems Selects PatientPlacement.com to Automate Admissions and Streamline Processes

Berkshire Healthcare Will Use the PatientPlacement.com Referral Management System to Respond Faster and Measure Admissions Performance at 16 Long-Term Care Facilities

ATLANTA, GA. June 30, 2009 - Patient Placement Systems announced today that healthcare provider Berkshire Healthcare Systems of Pittsfield, Mass., has signed on to use the Web-based Referral Management System long-term care software to manage inbound patient referrals.

The Referral Management System automates and accelerates patient and client referral intake for long-term care providers, replacing slow fax-and-paper processes with a fast, simple and efficient online software service. Each of the 16 Berkshire Healthcare facilities included in the agreement, as well as corporate users, can review, track, approve and archive referral documents securely online, applying efficiency and consistency to referral processes.

"The Referral Management System enables all of our locations to be more responsive to referral sources," said Lisa Gaudet, vice president of business development and marketing for Berkshire. "And our corporate and facility-level managers can see and report all referral activities and trends, which allows them to indentify opportunities to streamline and standardize processes at individual locations and across the entire organization.""

Berkshire Healthcare subscribed to the PatientPlacement.com Referral Management System following a successful pilot program that measured specific organizational objectives and metrics over 60 days. Berkshire focused on several key admissions and business processes in the pilot program, including referral tracking and reporting, response time analysis, task management, fax management, insurance verification, and post-admissions workflow.

"We are excited about our partnership with an innovative, exceptional long-term care and senior services provider such as Berkshire Healthcare Systems," said Doug Walker, vice president and general manager of Patient Placement Systems. "The rollout of Referral Management System at Berkshire helps validate our mission of helping long-term care providers boost census though more responsive admissions management, while working smarter and more efficiently."

About Patient Placement Systems: Patient Placement Systems helps continuing care providers accept more patients, faster, replacing mountains of paper and fax frustration with simple, fast, efficient Web-based healthcare software that automates and accelerates admissions and referral management. Patient Placement Systems is a proud Jackson Healthcare company, sharing a common dedication to providing the world's best healthcare software, technology and services. For more information, visit www.PatientPlacement.com or call 877-748-6656.

About Berkshire Healthcare Systems: Berkshire Healthcare is a midsize healthcare and senior-services company. Berkshire Healthcare is the largest nonprofit, long-term care company in Massachusetts. Berkshire Healthcare owns or operates 17 rehabilitation and nursing facilities.

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