Desjardins and TELUS Health launch nationwide eClaims solution for Allied
Allied healthcare providers can now submit electronic patient claims directly
to Desjardins Financial Security through TELUS' web-based eClaims service
MONTREAL, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) is
proud to introduce its new web-based claims service through the TELUS Health
eClaims solution. Specifically designed to accelerate and simplify claims
processing, TELUS Health eClaims' portal enables allied health care providers,
including physiotherapists, chiropractors, visioncare providers, as well as
acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopathic doctors in certain
provinces, to offer patients the convenience of point-of-sale claim submission.
Through this new online service, health care providers can quickly and
efficiently submit electronic claims on behalf of their patients. This
technology is available to all software vendors, allowing providers to submit
claims using their own patient/practice management systems.
"With this new partnership, DFS brings a proven service to our plan sponsors
and members nationwide," said Jean-François Chalifoux, senior Vice President
of the Group and Business Insurance divisionat DFS. "Our goal is to give our
plan sponsors and members the tools they need to make the claims process as
easy and efficient as possible. This new partnership with TELUS Health gives
our plan sponsors a simple and effective claims submission solution that also
expands our services for plan members."
"Whether you are a small dedicated clinic or a large multi-service practice,
your top priority is your patients' health," said Luc Vilandré, Vice
President, Health Benefits Management, TELUS Health. "TELUS Health continues
to deliver targeted solutions that allow plan sponsors to better manage the
costs associated with benefit plans and facilitate the efficient
administration of the health and wellness of Canadians. We are pleased to
extend our partnership with DFS and are confident that the TELUS Health
eClaims service will drive efficiencies that enhance the patient experience
and achieve better health outcomes for all Canadians."
TELUS Health is a leader in Canada's claims and benefits management sector,
providing drug claims processing for more than 11 million Canadians. The TELUS
Health eClaims web portal service, launched in 2010, has been rapidly adopted
by health care community partners, with over 12,000 providers now on board.
About Desjardins Financial Security
Desjardins Financial Security, a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading
cooperative financial group in Canada, specializes in providing life and
health insurance and retirement savings products to individuals and groups.
Every day, over five million Canadians rely on Desjardins Financial Security
to ensure their financial security. Desjardins Financial Security employs over
3,600 people and administers $33.1 billion in assets from offices in several
cities across the country, including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto,
Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Lévis, Halifax and St. John's. For more
information, visit the website at www.desjardinsfinancialsecurity.com.
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group www.desjardins.com is the leading cooperative financial group
in Canada with assets of $194 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse
network in Québec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a
full range of financial products and services to its 5.6 million members and
clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health
Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in
Business and Institutional Services. "Best Corporate Citizen in Canada" for
2012 and among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012(TM), Desjardins is
supported by the skills of its 44,645 employees and the commitment of nearly
5,400 elected officers. A new education and cooperation program is now
available to Desjardins members and the general public. For more information,
About TELUS Health
TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health
records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. TELUS
Health gives health authorities, providers, physicians, patients and consumers
the power to turn information into better health outcomes. For more
information about TELUS Health, please visit www.telushealth.com
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company
in Canada, with $10.6 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million customer
connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline
network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 595,000 TELUS TV
customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS'
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this
prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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