By MATT BLOIS
A Franklin company that helps hospitals collect insurance payouts has acquired a Maryland company that provides a similar service.
The Franklin company Kemberton purchased the Maryland company Advanced Patient Advocacy.
Kemberton focuses on collecting insurance payments related to car accidents, workers compensation claims and Veteran’s Administration claims.
In addition to collecting insurance payments, Advanced Patient Advocacy encourages patients to enroll in Medicaid, which can reduce the amount of uncompensated care for hospitals.
In a press release, Kemberton CEO George Abatjoglou said adding Mediaid eligibility enrollment will fill a significant need for Kemberton’s current customers.
“Kemberton continues to pursue solutions for our customers to deal with high dollar, low volume claims that are too costly, time-consuming, and resource-intensive for providers to efficiently pursue on their own,” Kemberton CEO George Abatjoglou said, according to the press release.
Kemberton now has more than 300 provider locations across 35 states. Those locations include for-profit, not-for-profit, academic medical institutions, and children’s hospitals of varying sizes in urban and rural communities.