What You Should Know:
– Primary care EHR Elation Health acquires cloud-based medical billing and payer connectivity provider Lightning MD, a platform that was created by nurses. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The acquisition is part of Elation Health’s bid to be a one-stop shop for all primary care — something that co-founder and CEO Kyna Fong, Ph.D., has been driving despite all the odds.
As part of the acquisition, Elation will continue to support practices integrated with over 20 practice management and billing solutions connected via the Elation application programming interface (API).
Founded in 2017 by registered nurses Kelly Schoenfeld and Brian Esser, Lightning MD is a convenient billing solution focused on user experience for independent medical practices. Referred to by users as a “game changer” with high ratings for its responsive technology, Lightning MD’s customer service, and ability to add features quickly “while getting better every week – is a vast improvement from other vendors.” The company, based in Palm Desert, California first joined the fast-growing ecosystem of Elation Health partners in 2022.
Lightning MD technology will complement the Elation Health core clinical data platform to enable seamless billing and payer connectivity for Elation customers. Elation’s all-in-one beta solution will be available starting summer 2023 for existing small practice customers and generally available later this year.
“Lightning MD was founded on the idea that every healthcare provider deserves to be paid for the services they perform, and every biller deserves an easy way to make that happen,” shared Lightning MD’s CEO, Kelly Schoenfeld. “We’re excited to join the Elation team and give providers the best software tools available to put the focus back on caring for their patients.”