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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • NexCentra Health Network: Providing cost containment solutions  

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  • WICHITA — NexCentra Health Network, a new provider resource organization headquartered in Wichita, offers solutions for revenue enhancement and cost savings to myriad health-care providers through an extensive network that includes a group purchasing program; reduced group benefits costs; and access to practice resources and support.NexCentra provides financial relief to private practices in a time of unprecedented change in the health-care delivery system. While most organizations cater to a specific category of providers, NexCentra members hail from across the medical field. Physicians, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors and others — NexCentra members can benefit from the lowest annual membership fees in the industry and have access to group purchasing power through negotiated rates on a variety of products and services, a news release stated.“Providers are facing increased financial and overhead pressures,” said Dan Whitney, part of NexCentra’s executive team and president and CEO of Medova Healthcare Financial Group. “Our model provides a wide range of health-care providers with the resources they need to remain profitable and become more efficient.”NexCentra’s executive team includes three leaders well-known by local health-care professionals. All three have extensive experience that spans the health-care and consulting industries:- Whitney’s Medova Healthcare Financial Group is a health-care management and third-party administrator organization serving more than 200 provider groups and employers across the country.- Bob Melchor, CPA, has been actively involved in the health-care industry for 25 years and owns Melchor Consulting, which provides strategic, operational and financial consulting services to hospitals, medical practices and physicians nationwide.-Austin R. Kinzle brings 15 years of health-care industry experience to the team. He is president of Healthcare Real Estate Group, a regional health-care real estate brokerage, investment and development firm.The organization offers new revenue enhancement options for practices, as well as guaranteed savings through group purchasing. Members can expect savings on such purchases as daily medical and office supplies; pharmacy and injectable costs; communication expenses and equipment. Unlike other group purchasing organizations, NexCentra extends its support services to include:?- Insurance/group benefits?- Group purchasing?- Practice consulting?- Physician recruitment?- Real estate and design services?- Technology solutions?- Banking and legal services?- Human resource services?- “Vital Signs,” a monthly practice operations report?- Overhead analysis and industry comparatives“Our clients are thrilled to find that they don’t need to struggle anymore in their role as employers,” said Melchor. “NexCentra takes care of much of the legwork.”Headquartered in Wichita, NexCentra Health Network is dedicated to a single focus and purpose: to provide cost-effective, value-based resources and cost savings to make private practice more efficient and profitable. For more information, call 616-6155 or visit nexcentrahealth.com. 
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