AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Orthopedics, Sports and Rehabilitation Associates, a leading provider of orthopedic care in central Texas, has signed an agreement to partner with Encoda, a Philadelphia, PA-based healthcare technology company, to implement Encoda's unique revenue cycle automation tool. The technology connects practices directly to their payers and eliminates the human tasks and computer keystrokes associated with the backend revenue cycle, freeing staff members to perform more value-added tasks for the practice.
"We are excited about replacing our traditional clearing house services with the next generation in revenue cycle tools. Using the Encoda Suite of products will allow us to grow our practice without adding billing staff and substantially increase our profitability through cost savings and productivity efficiencies. Encoda will allow our revenue cycle team to enhance the services we provide to our physicians as well as our patients."
- Twyla Fuertes, Chief Business Officer, Texas Orthopedics
"Texas Orthopedics, Sports and Rehabilitation Associates prides itself on being a leader in technology utilization and the partnership with Encoda represents another giant leap forward by enhancing revenue cycle management and reporting capabilities through Encoda's business intelligence tools. We are looking forward to utilizing this new technology which will allow us, among other things, to provide comprehensive data analysis for our physicians."
- Tom Wolfe, CEO, Texas Orthopedics
"We couldn't be happier to partner with such a leader in technology adoption and utilization as Texas Orthopedics. By utilizing Encoda's patent-pending technology, seamlessly integrated into their Greenway Practice Management System, Texas Orthopedics will possess the ultimate productivity tools in revenue cycle management, and will completely revolutionize their back office. Encoda will enable Texas Orthopedics to work smarter and more efficiently while significantly reducing their staff's workload and ultimately their operating expenses."
- Bill Cox, COO, Encoda
Headquartered just outside Philadelphia, PA, Encoda is a software development company that specializes in automation technologies that enable medical practices to significantly reduce the labor involved in the back office billing process and to connect directly to their payers, eliminating the delays, errors and fees associated with third party vendors. Encoda has integrated the technology into various practice management systems.
About Texas Orthopedics, Sports and Rehabilitation Associates
Texas Orthopedics, Sports and Rehabilitation Associates is the largest orthopedic group in the Central Texas area, with 6 locations and 44 providers. Their fellowship-trained and general orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists have expertise to treat hip and knee, spine, neck, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, as well as shoulder and elbow conditions and injuries.
Texas Orthopedics provides fully integrated state-of-the-art care for the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients. Having on-site MRI, bone density testing, physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy services, as well as a JCAHO Accredited ambulatory surgical center, allows Texas Orthopedics to provide comprehensive and convenient orthopedic care to the Central Texas community.