TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Raintree Systems, a provider of highly-configurable, comprehensive EMR/EHR and Practice Management software and services solutions, has partnered with TransFirst, a leading provider of transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies.

Under the terms of this alliance, we have enabled simplification of encounters with patients over their payment portions and we are committed to unlocking value for users of Raintree Software Products. As a niche provider of solutions in physical therapy, behavioral therapy, pediatric therapy, rheumatology, pain management, oncology, and bariatrics — all specialized fields of medicine, we are highly selective about who we align with. Raintree Systems’ clients will have complete access to TransFirst’s comprehensive suite of electronic payment solutions, as well as TransFirst’s competitive pricing structure, dedicated program management specialists and 24/7 U.S.-based payment processing support.

“TransFirst’s products and services fit perfectly with our company philosophy of solving real-world problems for providers delivering care in specialized fields of medicine,” says Terrence Sims, President and COO of Raintree Systems. “TransFirst’s solutions integrated with Raintree Software Products, in a simple, elegant, and value-driven way, delivers immense value to our clients and endears them to their patients by enabling an enriched care delivery experience.”

The overwhelming benefits of effective and embedded patient responsibility management and payment processing is imperative in an industry that has seen a greater than 300% increase in out-of-pocket medical expenses over the past 20 years. Making payment accommodations, managing payments arrangements, and automating the payment transaction is a quintessential. Failure to do this effectively could result in patients electing to decline or defer care they desperately need and/or an increase in bad debt/collection activities for providers.

“This alliance with Raintree Systems continues to cement TransFirst’s reputation in the healthcare industry as the go-to partner for payment solutions, particularly as healthcare reimbursement continues to shift more toward higher patient responsibility,” says Carl Mazzola, President of TransFirst’s Health and Public Services division. “With point of sale and card-on-file capabilities, our integrated solution will help Raintree Systems’ clients manage their practice more effectively and enable their patients with more payment options.”

With the compliment of other Raintree offerings (RT Connect, RCM / Rev-Edition, & Raintree Business Intelligence & Analytics), the partnership with Transfirst adds even more value. Whether generating revenue, accounting for revenue, or processing transactions – leveraging technology wisely enables flexibility for both the providers of care and their patients.

About Raintree Systems
Raintree Systems is a dedicated group of people with a passion to solve the real-world problems of businesses and individuals working, managing and running offices in a specialized field of medicine. For over 30 years, their focus has been to build software, service products and solutions that make a positive impact on medical professionals as well as the healthcare industry. Our products are designed to bring the power of software and technology to specialized medical fields to enhance and extend the skills of medical professionals in serving their patients.


About TransFirst (www.TransFirst.com)
A leading provider of secure transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies, TransFirst offers innovative products and services designed with financial institution, independent sales organization, healthcare, e-commerce, integrated partners, government and merchant customers’ unique needs in mind. By collaborating with our customers and utilizing strong industry knowledge, we can help them grow their businesses. Founded in 1995, TransFirst continues to attain significant market share and world-class expertise in growing and profitable industry segments. TransFirst is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, and has operations facilities in Aurora, Colorado; Broomfield, Colorado; Franklin, Tennessee; Cypress, California; and Charlotte, North Carolina. TransFirst was acquired by TSYS® on April 1, 2016. For additional information, please call 800.745.2659 or visit TransFirst.com.

About TSYS
TSYS® (NYSE: TSS) unlocks opportunities in payments for payment providers, businesses and consumers. Our headquarters are in Columbus, Georgia, USA, and we operate in more than 80 countries with local offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

We provide seamless, secure and innovative solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing and merchant acquiring to prepaid program management — delivered through partnership and expertise. We succeed because we put people, and their needs, at the heart of every decision. It’s an approach we call ‘People-Centered Payments®’.

Our industry is changing every day — and we’re leading the way towards the payments of tomorrow. We routinely post all important information on our website. For more, visit us at tsys.com.

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