Precyse Earns High Marks in KLAS CDI Report

Precyse ranked number one for firms offering both CDI and CAC solutions
Wayne, PA and Alpharetta, GA Oct 15, 2014 — Precyse, an industry leader in Health Information Management (HIM) performance solutions, is pleased to announce Precyse’s Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) services received high scores in a recent KLAS report, titled “CDI Services 2014: Providing Light to Documentation Darkness.” Overall Precyse ranked the highest among firms that offer both Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) and CDI solutions, and scored well above the market average for CDI Training and CDI Software/Tools categories.
Many providers interviewed prefer a CDI vendor who also provides a CAC solution, which is in line with Precyse’s current day offering of a single, integrated CDI and CAC technology solution, plus enabling services, to enhance data access and communication among coders, CDI specialists, and clinicians. One Precyse client explained, “One thing I liked about Precyse, when we looked around, was that their CDI and computer-assisted coding tools were on the same platform. I felt that would be very important for the synergy between the coders and the people doing the documentation.”
The role of CDI continues to evolve, driven by a focus on reimbursement, quality care and Value Based Purchasing reporting. Precyse incorporates people, processes and technology to provide the specificity of documentation that is required by ICD-9-CM, eases the transition to ICD-10, and supports Meaningful Use and other quality care initiatives. Organizations that improve clinical documentation by investing in CDI programs with training and process improvements that build a strong foundation and support best practices stand to gain significant improvements today and will be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.
Other areas praised by clients in the report include Precyse University education software, training, peer-to-peer education and overall ICD-10 preparedness. As one client explained, “Precyse has done a good job with ICD-10 preparedness. They gave us some clues as to how CDI would impact us in the ICD-10 world, and they helped convert all of our queries into ICD-10-compliant language with the level of detail we needed.” In the report most clients touted Precyse’s, “breadth of resources and strength of their clinician support.”
Chris Powell, CEO of Precyse, stated, “Our emphasis on fully understanding our client’s current challenges and business processes, and then applying the wide breadth of our portfolio – targeted education, leading practices consulting, and integrated, enabling technology – is helping our customers succeed through a very challenging time in the history of healthcare.”