September 10, 2007 - Health information management services provider Precyse Solutions said it made major enhancements to its remote coding capabilities with PrecyseCode 2X, including a new screen emulation innovation, which ensures greater security of the medical record and greater efficiency and speed of coding.
Inpatient remote coders are now able to access images of pertinent portions of the patient record electronically through a secure Internet connection to accurately and efficiently assign procedure and diagnosis codes to a patient's medical record. In addition, Precyse’s remote coding workflow and routing processes ensure appropriate specialist coders are assigned the most challenging coding situations. As a result, hospitals can benefit from reduced levels of uncoded charts, increased accuracy, and faster coding output.
Many hospitals are faced with challenges related to accurate and timely coding, because of an increase in the number of patient admissions, the rapid introduction of new and emerging medical technologies that need to be coded and billed, and the shortage of credentialed medical coding experts. These challenges are exacerbated by the increasing complexity of medical coding, particularly needed for appropriate reimbursement under the new Medicare Severity-Diagnostic Related Groups (MS-DRGs) and Present on Admission (POA) indicators that will become effective Oct. 1, 2007.
PrecyseCode 2X was designed to help hospitals reduce their backlog of charts required to be coded and billed to acceptable levels. The new technology can reduce the volume of manual chart scanning and the time to locate and scan appropriate portions of the medical record, which results in more streamlined processes and workflows. The software also facilitates the transferring of relevant images of a patient’s medical record to coders working outside the traditional inpatient hospital setting.
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