Buyer: Henry Schein, Inc.
Seller: eAssist Dental Solutions
Sector: Medical Billing and Reimbursement, Healthcare IT
Keywords: Henry Schein, eAssist Dental Solutions, Medical Billing and Reimbursement, Healthcare IT, Stanley M. Bergman, Jonathan Koch, James Anderson, Sandy Odle
MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 10, 2021– Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, announced that it has acquired a 70% ownership position in eAssist Dental Solutions (eAssist), the developer of a leading and fast-growing virtual dental billing outsourcing service that will advance the Company’s mission to offer best-of-breed solutions to help dental practices operate more efficiently and profitably, freeing up practice resources to focus on patient care.
Headquartered in American Fork, UT, eAssist was founded in 2011 by James Anderson, DMD, and Sandy Odle to assist with billing challenges in his dental practices. Dr. Anderson will continue to manage the eAssist business as Chief Executive Officer, along with the current eAssist management team. In 2020, eAssist had sales of approximately $31 million. Henry Schein expects that eAssist will be slightly dilutive to the Company’s 2021 financial results and to be accretive thereafter. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“Henry Schein has a long-standing commitment to supporting dental practice growth, efficiency, and profitability through our comprehensive offering of solutions,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “We are delighted to add eAssist to our leading portfolio of value-added services, which will help our customers improve their critical insurance and billing functions so dental teams can focus on delivering quality patient care. We welcome our new colleagues to Team Schein and look forward to continued success together.”
eAssist uses a combination of technology and human expertise to provide outsourced insurance billing services to dental practices, helping practices to free-up resources to focus on patient care and clinical outcomes. By enhancing collections processes, eAssist allows dental practices to simplify operations and reduce stress related to cashflow.
“By addressing the important topic of collections, we not only expand our value-added services, but also strengthen our relationship as a trusted advisor to our customers,” said Jonathan Koch, Senior Vice President and CEO, Henry Schein Global Dental Group. “eAssist will help practices enhance cash flow from timely collections and more accurate claims submissions and processing.”
eAssist is currently designed to support dental practices of all sizes through technology supported by a network of dental billing professionals. In addition to its core dental billing service, newer offerings from eAssist include securing detailed patient eligibility information, billing certain dental procedures through medical insurance, and practice bookkeeping.
“Henry Schein represents an exceptional and complementary cultural fit as a partner for eAssist,” said Dr. Anderson. “Through new and powerful sales, marketing, and technology resources, we expect to bring the myriad of benefits from eAssist’s technology-powered service offerings to many more dental practices. Henry Schein has a clear commitment to advancing dental practice efficiency and profitability, and we believe they are the right partner to help us help even more dentists succeed.”
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 20,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company’s network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional healthcare clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.
Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. The Company’s sales from continuing operations reached $10.1 billion in 2020, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.
For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
About eAssist Dental Solutions
eAssist Dental Solutions is the nation’s leading provider of remote dental billing and patient billing services for dental offices. The more than 1,200 eAssist team members serve over 2,000 dental practices through proprietary technology platforms that enhance a dental practice’s revenue cycle management. The company’s end-to-end solution eases the burden on office staff, ultimately helping practices be more efficient, profitable and patient-focused.
To learn more, visit eAssist online at: www.dentalbilling.com, Facebook.com/eAssistMe, and @eAssist.me on Instagram.
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