Rody Chiropractic Leverages MedInformatix Paperless Solution To Achieve Efficiencies in Charting, Billing, and Referrals
Practice Manages 50,000 Annual Office Visits through Electronic Records Management - Resulting in Decreased Patient Wait Times and Accurate Timely Billing
PUYALLUP, Wash., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rody Chiropractic, an established practice in Puyallup, Washington, utilizes the MedInformatix electronic records management solution for electronic records management, including the billing cycle and referrals.
Rody Chiropractic is a three-physician facility that utilizes the Atlas Orthogonal method of chiropractic treatment for its more than 50,000 annual patient visits. The practice began exploring a paperless solution in 2005, and selected MedInformatix for its integrated solution that would enable electronic records, charting, billing and simpler referrals and would also be an intuitive system requiring minimum staff training.
The practice utilizes MedInformatix to manage patient charts which can hold an array of notes and scanned document data. The solution's sticky notes functionality is frequently utilized by the staff to inform the doctor about a patient's question, a referral request, or information on patient claims. In addition to data from the on-staff doctors, Rody Chiropractic also includes five massage therapists who perform charting within the solution. An outsourced transcriptionist also accesses the secure MedInformatix platform to produce recorded doctor notes that are attached to patient files. Patient wait times were significantly decreased after MedInformatix integration, an outcome attributed to the efficiencies of faster and more accurate electronic records which avoid duplication and information gathering repetition.
"We operate a very busy office that needs a bulletproof electronic records solution in order to function properly, said Patty Ann, Account Manager at Rody Chiropractic. "MedInformatix works with us to setup the system to fit our specific needs with the goal of making us as efficient as possible. Any customization requests are completed quickly so we can operate without interruption to best serve our patients."
After MedInformatix integration, the practice's revenue cycle experienced immediate improvements, with faster payment processing and more accurate accounting. Billing is completed through MedInformatix with further integration through ZirMed's reimbursement services "Before electronic billing and records with MedInformatix, the staff would spend hours at night with manual billing and charting tasks," said Ms. Ann. "We now run very efficiently, with every step covered to ensure the staff spends more time focused on patient needs instead of paperwork and tracking down payments."
For more information about Rody Chiropractic, visit www.rody-chiropractic.com.
MedInformatix, Inc. (www.medinformatix.com) is a leading national provider of fully integrated Electronic Health Records. The products have been built around MedInformatix's 25 years of workflow expertise. MedInformatix's suite of products is designed on a single database using Microsoft SQL. Whether the client is a single physician who went live in 1994, a 13-location cardiology practice, the busiest radiology practice in Manhattan, or one of 15 other serviced specialties, MedInformatix accommodates their needs. MedInformatix can turn the dream of a paperless, integrated practice into a reality.
MedInformatix Version 7.5 is now certified to meet 2011-2012 criteria supporting Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment act (ARRA) as a Complete EHR by the Drummond Group.
This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
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