MTS Health backs clinical documentation management firm Accuity

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MTS Health Investors LLC has backed Accuity Delivery Systems LLC, a provider of clinical documentation and coding services. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Accuity is a revenue cycle management business that provides clinical documentation improvement technology, coding, and client education services for the healthcare sector. The New York-based target enables physicians to apply practice protocols for care delivery, and ensures that providers are equipped with the necessary documentation skills so that records accurately reflect the provided clinical services. Accuity also offers business intelligence and technology services, which focus on IT integration and analytics.

MTS Health is the private equity fund arm of New York-based financial service firm MTS Health Partners LP. As part of the deal, the firm will also gain Accuity’s additional office in Las Vegas. In 2016, MTS Health raised $365 million in funding to make healthcare investors. The firm also raised a $188 million fund in 2014. McDermott Will & Emery LLP served as legal counsel to MTS Health, while Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP acted as legal counsel to Accuity.

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