Patents by Inventor Geoffry Maletta

Geoffry Maletta has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20130332186
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for facilitating a payment collection process by enabling a patient to pre-authorize payment for future medical services not covered by the patient's healthcare payer. Rather than sending a statement to a patient instructing the payment to remit an outstanding balance, a practice management system automatically applies electronic funds for the patient's outstanding balance in accordance with terms of a contract executed between the patient and the medical practice at the time of service. By including contract terms such as a predefined maximum charge amount and limited contract duration, patients may feel that their electronic account information is safe and that they will be billed only for what they owe. Additionally, medical practices may have better assurance that remittance for medical services will be paid promptly by patients under the terms of the contract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: athenahealth, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Epstein, Aaron Homer, Jason Chang, Jeff Kibler, Cezary Wislocki-Wasecki, Geoffry Maletta, Robert Nix
  • Publication number: 20120233068
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for facilitating a payment collection process by enabling a patient to pre-authorize payment for future medical services not covered by the patient's healthcare payer. Rather than sending a statement to a patient instructing the payment to remit an outstanding balance, a practice management system automatically applies electronic funds for the patient's outstanding balance in accordance with terms of a contract executed between the patient and the medical practice at the time of service. By including contract terms such as a predefined maximum charge amount and limited contract duration, patients may feel that their electronic account information is safe and that they will be billed only for what they owe. Additionally, medical practices may have better assurance that remittance for medical services will be paid promptly by patients under the terms of the contract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: athenahealth, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Epstein, Aaron Homer, Jason Chang, Jeff Kibler, Cezary Wislocki-Wasecki, Geoffry Maletta, Robert Nix