McKesson Corp., San Francisco, said it acquired HealthCom Partners, Mount Prospect, Ill., which provides patient-billing services to providers, to better position McKesson as consumer-directed health plans proliferate. Financial terms weren't disclosed. HealthCom generates more than 30 million patient statements annually. Officials said the acquisition supports McKesson's commitment to the national Patient Friendly Billing Initiative, spearheaded by the Healthcare Financial Management Association in partnership with the American Hospital Association and other organizations. -- by Cinda Becker
McKesson acquires patient-billing firm HealthCom
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