Alpha II, a leader in healthcare coding, compliance, and reimbursement, recently announced that iMed Software of Lafayette, La., has selected Alpha II’s CodeWizard software to ensure accurate coding and compliance. Alpha II’s technology has been integrated with iMedEMR to generate evaluation and management (E&M) codes to deliver a more decisive calculation based on history, exam, and medical decision making information obtained from medical records.
The EMR software company has implemented the E&M technology into the client-server version and, most recently, its latest Web-based platform to provide more efficient coding assistance to its customer base.
“As our customers combat the increasing compliance requirements inherent in today’s healthcare landscape, proper coding has become more critical than ever, especially as part of the transition to electronic health records,” says Steve Hunt, director of business development for iMed Software. “We sought to fill a real need of our customers and are very excited to partner with Alpha II to bring them stronger coding assistance through easy-to-use, integrated tools.”
The integration utilizes CodeWizard’s E&M generation functionality to ultimately help prevent both E&M over-coding and under-coding. Overall, CodeWizard is designed to improve revenue cycles through an enhanced medical necessity database, as well as a clinically-oriented code search.
“The medical decision-making component of E&M billing is one that’s often subjective, so our partnership with iMed Software gives their users access to intuitive technology to establish an accurate basis for calculating medical complexity,” says Stuart Newsome, vice president, business development of Unicor Medical, one of the software development companies behind the Alpha II cobranded solution. “When it comes to reimbursement, the bottom line always counts, and ensuring accurate coding practices on the forefront saves a lot of resources down the line for healthcare facilities.”
Source: Alpha II