Organizations join forces to help hospitals prepare for the challenges of ICD-10
CONCORD, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2013 — Dolbey Systems, a leading provider of Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC), has joined with HRS to deliver expanded ICD-10 consulting and coding services to their fast-growing client base. Dolbey will offer HRS’s expert staff as a value-added service during the CAC go-live experience and for on-going support.
The October 1, 2014 deadline for ICD-10 is less than a year away and many US hospitals are implementing CAC to bolster their staff productivity before and during the ICD-10 transition. Industry experts predict that medical coders will see productivity decreases unless they are equipped with proper tools and training. The use of CAC to pre-code medical charts ahead of medical coder review has proven to enhance both accuracy and productivity.
“Progressive hospital organizations recognize that CAC is part of their big solution to fix the problem of ICD-10,” says Chris Casto, Vice President of Dolbey. “We know that our clients need a comprehensive and far-reaching plan. HRS adds a greater depth to our product and service offering. Their expert reputation and wide array of ICD-10 coding and consulting services complement our software in a very positive way.”
HRS is a nationwide coding and consulting services provider that is known for top industry quality and attention to client detail. Offering Role-based Training, ICD-10 Gap Assessments, Process Analysis, Strategic Consulting and Outsourced Staffing, HRS is a full service consultancy with a proven track record of success. ICD-10 will potentially cripple many hospitals with limited, trained staff and a decreasing pool of available medical coders. HRS is expertly equipped to fill this void and reduce the risk of financial hardship.
Wendy Coplan-Gould, President and CEO of HRS, states, “Our services save hospitals from the lost productivity and financial peril associated with ICD-10. HRS provides a safety net during transition periods of learning CAC, dual coding or converting to ICD-10. Since the HRS coding staff is already trained to use Dolbey’s CAC, we offer unique go-live insurance for today, next year and even into the post-ICD-10 timeframe.”
Dolbey and HRS will be highlighting their relationship at the American Health Information Management Association Convention and Exhibit scheduled for October 26th – 30th, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia. Clients and interested attendees are encouraged to visit Dolbey (Booth #827) and HRS (Booth #718) to learn more about successfully navigating ICD-10.
HRS, a health information management services and consulting company, has served the healthcare industry since 1979. The Baltimore-based business helps hospitals, ambulatory centers and group practices elevate their coding and reimbursement through strategic consulting, ICD-10 implementation, audit services and coding support. To learn more about HRS, please visit www.hrscoding.com or call 800-329-0365.
Dolbey is a leader in providing dictation, transcription, speech recognition powered by Nuance’s SpeechMagic and coding solutions for healthcare in the United States and Canada. Together, Dolbey and Company, Inc. and Dolbey Systems, Inc. offer the award winning Fusion Suite™ of integrated products which is backed by the industry’s largest organization of certified professionals who assist in design, implementation and support.