Improving healthcare by simplifying complex processes


ABILITY Network began in 2000 (as a small Minneapolis company called “VisionShare”) with an innovative idea: use the internet to securely connect healthcare providers to Medicare. Any provider needing to verify the eligibility of Medicare patients and then get paid for treating them requires this connectivity. Before ABILITY, it was slow going for most healthcare billing staff, who spent a lot of time using an antiquated system to verify eligibility and check on the status of claims.

What our breakthrough software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) gave providers was a faster, more secure, reliable, user-friendly way to connect to Medicare, using web-based applications and interfaces. Like many new uses of the internet, this idea revolutionized the industry. We then added connections to other insurance payers in addition to Medicare. And today, our innovative services go far beyond connectivity.


ABILITY has grown over the years, in our size and our vision. With investments from Lemhi Ventures and then Bain Capital Ventures, we became ABILITY® Network Inc (“ABILITY”) in February 2011.


In 2012 we launched EASE Medicare which helps providers automate how they manage Medicare Fee-For-Service Part A claims, providing a web-based, easy-to-use interface that automates the claims management process. We also launched ACCESS in 2012, our Strategic Partner API to help manage claims, eligibility and remittance to Medicare.


In 2013 we acquired IVANS, another web-based Medicare service vendor.


In 2014 ABILITY received a $550 million strategic investment led by Summit Partners.

In 2014 ABILITY acquired MD On-Line, Inc., a trusted provider of connectivity, workflow, and analytic services to ambulatory providers, payers, and other healthcare customers.

In 2014, we launched COMPLETE, an all-payer eligibility verification application with a powerful workflow dashboard.


In 2015, ABILITY continued to expand our services to the healthcare market by acquiring System Designs, Inc., and its PC-ACE claims processing system — a key revenue management tool for thousands of healthcare providers across the country.

In 2015, ABILITY acquired the OCS HomeCare Division of National Research Corporation, adding analytics software services that offer clinical outcomes improvement, hospitalization insights, and quality assurance benchmarking and reporting.

In 2015, we launched OPTIMIZE Analytics, which provides clinical intelligence to enable higher-quality and appropriate reimbursement for home health agencies.


In 2016, ABILITY acquired G4 Health Systems, Inc., a national provider of next-generation revenue cycle management (RCM) services and health data analytics for small and mid-sized hospitals, physician offices, and post-acute providers, as well as advanced API-based RCM tools for payer and vendor customers.

In 2016, we launched EASE-All Payer, a comprehensive revenue cycle management application that automates, streamlines and speeds up the revenue process, helping providers efficiently and systematically manage their claims process across all payers.

In 2016, ABILITY acquired eHealth Data Solutions, a national software company offering tools that increase quality, reduce risk and create higher value and cost-effective resident-centered care using evidence-based decisions for long-term/post-acute care providers.

In 2016, ABILITY launched CAREWATCH-PBJ, which helps ensure skilled nursing facilities are sending accurate, thorough data to CMS, while also be tracking trends for performance improvement.


In 2017, ABILITY acquired ShiftHound, a leader in cloud-based SaaS healthcare workforce management solutions. Shifthound provides applications to improve scheduling effectiveness and operational efficiency.

Secure Bill Pay

In 2017, ABILITY acquired Secure Bill Pay, a leader in the fast-growing healthcare payment software market. Secure Bill Pay provides an all-in-one set of tools to enable providers to facilitate patient payment throughout the revenue cycle.



In 2018, ABILITY Network became part of Inovalon, a leading technology company focused on using data to drive better healthcare performance. Together ABILITY and Inovalon will advance a shared mission of helping providers and payers simplify administrative and clinical complexity by enabling data-driven improvements in healthcare.


Today ABILITY Network continues to develop and provide a broad suite of applications and analytics that simplify administrative and clinical complexity.

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