2006- After ten years of experience with a technology startup and medical billing company, Jayson Meyer begins working with a Federally Qualified Health Center. He learns about their mission and it becomes his mission, too. He establishes Synergy Billing as a division that works exclusively with community health centers. Little did he know that division would eventually outpace the parent company!
2007 - Still a small company serving only two FQHCs, the company does not do any sales or marketing. Instead, Jayson focuses on serving existing customers and perfecting that service. His work pays off and those clients he is helping experience increases of more than 30% to their cash receipts.
2008 - Word of mouth spreads and health centers begin contacting Jayson with questions about their billing. Jayson still does most of the billing and technical work himself. The company slowly begins to grow and now employs several people.
2009 - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act presents an opportunity for FQHCs to upgrade their information technology and adopt electronic health records. With Jayson's technical background, he begins helping FQHCs to adopt and implement electronic health record solutions. He becomes familiar with the major practice management and EHR Software systems used by FQHCs.
2010 - On March 23, 2010, President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act, which will provide funding for community health centers to expand their mission. Jayson realizes the expansion of Medicaid will also introduce managed care Medicaid through state contracts. Since insurance companies don't make money when they pay claims, Jayson realizes it will become even tougher for health centers. He makes it his goal to ensure they are prepared and starts providing free webinars to educate health center executives and their billing staff.
2011 - Still involved with other business endeavors, Jayson decides to follow his heart and passion and work only with community health centers. Now at 16 employees, the company is about to go through some explosive growth! Who would have known that this pivotal decision would result in more than $16 million being returned to community health centers just 4 years later?
2012 - Synergy Billing refines its business model and begins to support the major software platforms used by FQHCs. The company begins including credentialing services for all revenue cycle clients. This allows health centers to gain Synergy Billing's help and expertise without upfront investments in software or technology. This approach, combined with amazing results, creates an influx in new clients and a need for many more Synergy Billing Specialists.
2013 - As Synergy Billing approaches development milestones, Jayson takes steps to transform the company from an entrepreneurial start-up to a professionally managed firm. Now nearly 40 employees, Jayson and his team are having a difficult time finding talented billing specialists. Synergy Billing invests in developing a training program in FQHC billing, the Synergy Billing Academy. They are building the foundation for amazing growth so they can help even more health centers.
2014 - The Synergy Billing Academy continues to grow, graduating several classes in 2014 and hiring more than 80% of the graduates. These classes combine classroom training with experiential learning by embedding students in real-life billing teams that are serving Synergy Billing clients. Working with CareerSource Flagler/Volusia and a number of local schools and colleges, the Billing Academy develops a reputation for providing excellent preparation for a career in medical billing. As the company surpasses 50 employees, Jayson's vision for Synergy Billing now includes a corporate campus to serve as home to 500 employees.
2015 - This is a watershed year for Synergy Billing. Clients' requests for robust provider credentialing services lead to the formation of the specialized Credentialing Department. Jayson's passion for the community health center movement fosters the growth of Synergy Billing's advocacy program. Jayson expresses his fierce advocacy for the health center movement through strong lobbying efforts on behalf of CHC funding and expansion of Medicaid. Synergy Billing publishes ICD-10 CM: The Questions You Didn't Know to Ask, a guide written specifically for FQHCs. The book, available on Amazon and directly from Synergy Billing, is a hit with the FQHC community. As the waiting list of FQHCs that have requested Synergy Billing's services swells, the number of employees to serve these clients also grows. Synergy Billing is recognized as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies and named one of Fifty Florida Companies to Watch by GrowFL and the Lowe Foundation.
2016 - Synergy Billing is recognized as the first place winner in the Brighthouse Business Awards. Jayson is named Young Professional of the Year by the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Synergy Billing launches Career Ignite, a program for the unemployed and underemployed that teaches them medical coding and billing. Jayson announces plans for The Fountainhead at Holly Hill, a corporate campus and school that will forever transform Synergy Billing, revenue cycle education, and the City of Holly Hill.