Zelis® Payments Chosen as Finalist for Prestigious Innovator Award

Voting Open for PYMNTS 2017 Innovator Awards

CLEARWATER, FL – February 21, 2017 – Zelis Payments, a unit of Zelis Healthcare, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as one of the finalists for PYMNTS’ prestigious 2017 Innovator Awards in the Most Innovative Payments Player category for its Smart Routing healthcare payments solution. The awards are presented in conjunction with the Innovation Project® 2017.

The finalist decision involved weeks of deliberation by investors and payments industry experts. The process is described as the most exhaustive awards vetting process in the payments industry. Zelis’ smart routing solution, which aggregates electronic payments and remittance data to providers and then routes it to the proper endpoints, is competing with some of the best known names for payments solutions in international commerce and digital purchasing.

Six finalists across 15 categories will now compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to be determined by votes from the public.  Voting is open now through February 24, 2017 via the Innovation Project website.

Winners will be announced, live, at the PYMNTS Innovator Awards Dinner, the closing ceremony of the firm’s two-day Innovation Project® 2017.

Dubbed the “Davos of Payments”, the Innovation Project® brings together the most senior executives and thought leaders in payments, commerce and retail each year for two days of closed door, off-the-record discussions held at Annenberg Hall on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

“Zelis Payments has been on the forefront of provider payment innovations since its inception,” said Doug Klinger, CEO of Zelis Healthcare. “News of our selection as a finalist in the Most Innovative category shows us that others in the payments industry recognize our efforts, as well.”

“Our status as a finalist puts us in league with some the best known technology brands in the world,” said Jay Ver Hulst, President of Zelis Payments. “Just to be selected is a distinction, which reinforces our dedication to continuous innovation on behalf of our healthcare payer and provider clients.”

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About Zelis Healthcare

Zelis Healthcare is a healthcare information technology company and market-leading provider of end-to-end healthcare claims cost management and payments solutions including network solutions, claims integrity and electronic payments serving healthcare payer clients, healthcare providers and healthcare consumers in the medical, dental and workers’ compensation markets nationwide. Zelis Healthcare is backed by Parthenon Capital Partners.

About Zelis Payments

Zelis Payments, a business unit of Zelis Healthcare, is a leading healthcare payments technology solution dedicated to delivering value via exceptional client experiences. Our solutions facilitate regulatory compliance and streamline the transfer of healthcare payments and data. Zelis Payments is a payments exchange that connects payers with healthcare service providers – consolidating payments and aggregating data into one simple daily electronic file.