NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- nTelagent, Inc. today announced that Hal Andrews has been named CEO of the company. nTelagent, based in Nashville, Tenn., provides point-of-service solutions for managing accounts receivable that enable healthcare providers to settle accounts on the front end of the revenue cycle via real-time, customized scripts. Mr. Andrews assumes the CEO role from nTelagent founder Earl Winter, who remains on the company’s board of directors.
Mr. Andrews is a successful entrepreneur and investor with more than two decades of experience founding, leading and growing a diverse set of healthcare businesses, including hospital companies, technology firms, start-up businesses and healthcare joint ventures.
Mr. Winter said, “On behalf of the entire nTelagent team, we are pleased that Hal Andrews has joined the company as CEO. nTelagent is a pioneer in the revenue cycle industry and has been rapidly expanding its national footprint. Hal’s healthcare expertise, leadership and entrepreneurial know-how will accelerate the growth of the business and provide a solid foundation for future growth.”
“nTelagent’s technology solutions are needed more than ever in today’s healthcare environment and provide valuable benefits to industry stakeholders, including healthcare providers, payers and, most importantly, patients. I look forward to working with Earl and the nTelagent team to further build the company’s success,“ said Mr. Andrews.
About Hal Andrews
A healthcare entrepreneur and investor with more than two decades of experience, Mr. Andrews previously served as CEO of Data Advantage, a healthcare information technology company acquired by Press Ganey. During his tenure at Data Advantage, he led the launch of the Hospital Value Index™, the first index to study the value of care delivered by U.S. hospitals to their patients.
Mr. Andrews was most recently co-founder of Mainland Morgan & Co, a holding company with interests in healthcare, information technology and real estate. Prior to founding Mainland Morgan, Mr. Andrews was managing director of The Martin Companies, where he was responsible for leading the firm’s healthcare investment activities, including creation of the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund.
Mr. Andrews has had leadership roles at a number of healthcare companies, including Cogent Health (national hospitalist company); Essent Healthcare (hospital management); InPhact (first ASP model for digital radiology, now Evolved Digital Systems); and Arcon Healthcare (hospital management). He began his career as a hospital mergers and acquisition attorney with clients such as Columbia/HCA, HEALTHSOUTH, Surgical Care Affiliates and HealthTrust.
He currently serves on the boards of Care Team Connect, Shareable Ink and SurgiChart, as well as the advisory board of the Nashville Capital Network. Mr. Andrews previously served on the boards of Ascender Software (acquired by Matrix Medical Network) and Medify (acquired by Alliance Health Networks).
Mr. Andrews earned undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University in history and real estate and is a graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Law.
About nTelagent, Inc.
nTelagent’s fully integrated point-of-service solution for managing accounts receivable revolutionizes how healthcare providers interact with patients. The system enables providers to settle all accounts on the front end by guiding patient access staff through each patient encounter via real-time, customized scripts. From insurance verification to payment processing, registration is fast, simple and accurate for all patients: insured, uninsured and those qualifying for financial assistance. In minutes, registrars using nTelagent validate the patient's address, verify insurance, process medical necessity when appropriate, determine approved charges based on service provider contracts, and follow online scripts for discounts, payment terms and patient collections – all at point of service. In addition to increasing upfront cash and cash on hand, nTelagent clients reduce AR days and bad debt, reduce or eliminate back-end denials, follow consistent practices on all registrations, identify accounts needing financial assistance, and are able to access dynamic reports for real-time end-user monitoring. Visit ntelagent.com for more information.