WAYNE, Pa. and ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse, a leader in Health Information Management (HIM) technology and services, is revolutionizing Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) initiatives for its healthcare provider clients through precyseCDI™, a tool that enables integrated CDI with coding workflow and electronically facilitates identification of gaps and areas for improvement in clinical documentation. PrecyseCDI™ is a component of precyseCode™, the industry's first computer assisted and Natural Language Comprehension™ (NLC)-driven intelligent workflow solution.
precyseCode™ is a single, comprehensive platform to optimize coding processes, accelerate revenue cycles and support healthcare organizations as they navigate compliance challenges, implement CDI initiatives, migrate to ICD-10 and address the challenges of health reform and Meaningful Use. As part of precyseCode, precyseCDI is providing Precyse customers with a means of ensuring their CDI objectives are met through more explicit and accurate clinical documentation, reduced risk of coding errors, more timely and appropriate reimbursement, improved audit ratings and physician profiles and heightened regulatory compliance.
"The Natural Language Comprehension capabilities that make precyseCode the most powerful computer assisted coding environment available are also enabling precsyeCDI to take Clinical Documentation Improvement to new, sustainable level that has never before been possible," said Chris Powell, President of Precyse. "Given the increased detail and complexity of ICD-10, accuracy will be paramount. If clinical documentation isn't done correctly, then coding can't be done correctly, and if coding isn't done correctly, healthcare providers won't be reimbursed properly. Armed with precyseCode and precyseCDI our customers will begin putting into place a CDI program that will help them prepare for the increased documentation and coding accuracy that ICD-10 will demand."
PrecyseCDI uses precyseCode NLC to review clinical documents and, in addition to assigning the appropriate ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, can identify gaps and inaccuracies and suggest opportunities for improvement. And since NLC allows the coding environment to actually learn with every encounter, its knowledge base, and thus its CDI capabilities, are constantly growing.
Several healthcare organizations are already taking advantage of precyseCDI to improve CDI processes in preparation for ICD-10, including Sarasota Memorial Health Care System in Sarasota, Fla. "We knew that we needed to start preparing for ICD-10 now, in order to change documentation practices over the next two years," said Diane Settle, Executive Director, Revenue Cycle for Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. "PrecyseCDI was selected as our solution to help us evaluate our current clinical documentation practices and determine where we have lack of specificity."
"With precyseCDI™, healthcare providers can electronically focus on CDI efforts right now and start working with their clinical staff to prime them for ICD-10," said Powell.
Baptist Health System (BHS), which includes four hospitals in the greater Birmingham, Ala., area, transitioned from a paper-based environment and implemented Precyse's innovative coding platform in 2009. The new coding platform allowed BHS to "virtualize" the coding department and create an integrated, seamless and productive team. BHS has experienced increased productivity, accuracy and quality, while significantly reducing costs. There has been a 20% increase in coding quality, a 5% increase in DRG-based revenue and a 10% reduction in voluntary auditing. Before the end of the year, BHS will upgrade to Precyse's NLC-enabled computer assisted coding platform.
"The precyseCode upgrade will position BHS to even further improve the outcomes we've already achieved with Precyse," said Chloe Phillips, Corporate Director of HIM for BHS. "We plan on using it as a competitive advantage that will actually improve productivity in the face of the transition to ICD-10."
Precyse will be discussing electronic CDI through its Natural Language Comprehension-driven coding solution, precyseCode, at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2 – 5, 2011. Visit Precyse, AHIMA Diamond Partner and AHIMA Foundation Member, in booth #1419 at AHIMA 2012 to learn how precyseCDI and precyseCode will enable providers to focus on CDI and ICD-10 initiatives now to prepare for the future.
Precyse provides industry-leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, supporting the delivery of quality patient care and optimizing operating performance. Precyse has enabled more than 850 hospitals and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes for more than a decade. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and Natural Language Comprehension™ to HIM consulting and services, Precyse's flexible software can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Now more than ever, hospitals and health systems are challenged to achieve meaningful use of the legal health record. Precyse is the partner hospitals across the country choose to achieve this goal. To learn more, visit www.precyse.com.
About Precyse Advanced Technologies
Precyse Advanced Technologies (PAT) is the R&D division of Precyse. Software products built by PAT are designed to accelerate the capture and utilization of the patient story and advance the transformation of clinical data into meaningful health information. These products accelerate hospital and health system revenue cycles with precyseCode™, the most comprehensive, intelligent workflow and collaboration solution available today. With its proprietary Natural Language Comprehension™, Computer-Assisted Coding and robust content knowledge, precyseCode has been engineered to deliver greater coding speed and productivity, and lead the healthcare industry through the migration to ICD-10 and the costly, time time-consuming process of improving clinical documentation. This flexible software solution can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Precyse Advanced Technologies is an affiliate of Precyse, sparking operational excellence and superior financial performance for more than 850 hospitals and health systems nationwide. Now in its twelfth year, Precyse continues to lead the industry with its Transcription, Coding, Health Information Management, Oncology Data Management and Clinical Documentation Improvement services. To learn more, visit www.precyse.com.
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Beth Emmert, Precyse