ST. LOUIS, MO October 8, 2007 – The Outsource Group (TOG), a leader in healthcare receivables management, announced today that it has acquired Genesis Consultants of New York Inc., a leading provider of insurance collections and Medicaid eligibility services. Genesis Consultants of New York is headquartered in Bellmore, New York and serves hospitals throughout the New York metropolitan area. The transaction will significantly increase the size of TOG and extend the types of receivables management services that both companies provide their clients.
Genesis Consultants of New York’s founder Gary Israel said, “We have a highly sought-after specialty in healthcare receivables management, and we serve the top hospitals in the region. Our combination with TOG will enable us to expand the types of services we offer to our current clients, such as self-pay bad debt collections. It will also enable The Outsource Group to provide a deeper level of expertise in the areas of insurance follow-up and Medicaid eligibility.” Israel will remain in an executive position and will focus on client management and new business development.
Ross Kaufman, CFO, and John Christie, COO, will also continue in their current roles at Genesis. “As more and more patients are underinsured or uninsured, it is more important than ever for hospitals to have a partner who can assist them in determining patients’ eligibility for various entitlement programs. Our combined companies will offer these expert services to hospitals across the country,” said Kaufman.
“Part of Genesis’ appeal has been its focus on superior results and exceptional customer service. The expanded organization will be no exception,” said Christie. “Everything that we do, every concept we’ve created, it’s all going to be incorporated going forward. We’re all very excited about the future and what we’ll have to offer our clients in the way of new products and services”
Michael DiMarco, CEO of The Outsource Group, said “This acquisition is the most recent of six we have executed in the past three years. It will enable TOG to provide new services to our existing client base as well as offer the full suite of TOG’s accounts receivable management services into Genesis’ client base. We look forward to working closely with the entire Genesis team and expanding our business in the New York market.” DiMarco indicated that TOG will continue to pursue synergistic acquisitions as part of its strategy for building the nation’s premier healthcare receivables management company.
The Outsource Group is a privately held company, backed by ClearLight Partners, LLC, a $600 million private equity fund based in Newport Beach, California.