TruBridge, LLC, a subsidiary of CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), a healthcare solutions company, announced today that Tennessee-based Cumberland River Hospital has selected their nTrust offering which combines the services of TruBridge with a full EHR offering under a SaaS model. The HFMA peer reviewed TruBridge RCM product is a cornerstone to this partnership and will help ensure business and financial stability at this newly re-opened 36-bed, short term acute care hospital located about two hours northeast of Nashville in the upper Cumberland region.
Cumberland faced profitability and cash flow challenges last year and, ultimately, closure after being purchased by Cookeville Regional Medical Center, a 247-bed regional referral center approximately 30 miles from Cumberland River Hospital. Following the closure, physician assistant and now owner Johnny Presley decided the people of Celina deserved access to local quality healthcare and re-opened Cumberland River Hospital in April 2020. “I’m passionate about bringing healthcare back to this community,” said Presley. “The structure of nTrust gives our hospital the support and services we need to maintain a solid financial footing which is essential to ensure the delivery of quality healthcare to the community of Celina for years to come.”
Cumberland River is the first rural facility in the state of Tennessee to re-open — which is a significant accomplishment considering the financial strain COVID-19 has had on rural providers. Understandably, Presley was also concerned about funding the EHR technology needed to effectively run their community hospital, ED and affiliated clinics. By partnering with TruBridge, Cumberland River was able to have access to the cloud-hosted EHR offered through sister company Evident with no up-front costs. The funding of the EHR will be based on a percentage of collections retained through the Trubridge Accounts Receivable Management Service (ARMS). The nTrust model also covers future products that will enhance the EHR at no additional cost allowing them to get the most out of their investment and continue to offer quality care to the community they serve.
According to Chris Fowler, president of TruBridge, Cumberland River is in an excellent position for success. “It is a privilege to partner with Johnny and Cumberland River to help preserve access to quality healthcare, retain their independence and keep healthcare local in Celina, a community of less than 1,500 residents. As a pioneer in this space, we understand this market and the challenges rural providers face.” He went on to say, “Understanding the unique needs of each client and their community is what allows us to customize our services with their long-term objectives and ongoing success.”
Cumberland River Hospital is expected to complete their EHR implementation for Inpatient, Ambulatory and Emergency Department care settings in the third quarter of 2020.
TruBridge, a member of the CPSI family of companies, provides business, consulting, and an end-to-end Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution. With an arsenal of RCM offerings ranging from an HFMA Peer Reviewed® product to complete outsourcing, TruBridge helps hospitals, physician clinics, and skilled nursing organizations of all sizes become more efficient at serving their communities. For further information visit www.trubridge.com.
CPSI Tracey Schroeder
Chief Marketing Officer