Precyse Offers Electronic Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Through Natural Language Comprehension-Driven Coding Solution

Wayne, PA and Alpharetta, GA Oct 03, 2011 — Precyse, a leader in Health Information Management (HIM) technology and services, is revolutionizing Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) initiatives for its healthcare provider clients through precyseCDITM, a tool that enables integrated CDI with coding workflow and electronically facilitates identification of gaps and areas for improvement in clinical documentation. PrecyseCDITM is a component of precyseCodeTM, the industry’s first computer assisted and Natural Language ComprehensionTM (NLC)-driven intelligent workflow solution.
precyseCodeTM 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 precyseCDITM, 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.