The required move to ICD-10 is right around the corner, leaving healthcare organisations considering how best to tackle the transition. OnBase integrates with computer-assisted coding (CAC) applications, including solutions from Optum™ and 3M™,* to extend the power of automated code assignment by providing access to the complete clinical record.
Manage Key Clinical Content with OnBase
Accurate, efficient medical coding requires both clinical data and supporting documentation – especially with the increased complexity and number of codes in ICD-10. However, with many key documents – including physician orders and discharge summaries – living outside the EMR, your coders and CAC applications have limited access to this important information. This impacts the accuracy of code assignment and the speed of reimbursement for treatments and services.
With OnBase, you capture and manage all clinical documentation, linking crucial content to the patient data living within your EMR.
Provide Access to the Complete Clinical Record
By integrating OnBase with your CAC application, you equip coders with access to all the data and supporting documents they need for effective coding, directly from the CAC interface. At the same time, your CAC application makes better medical code recommendations by extending optical character recognition (OCR) and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities to the entire clinical record. Coders then review and validate codes as needed, with all documentation required to make decisions one mouse-click away.
Maintain Productivity and Cash Flow
By improving the accuracy and efficiency of coding, you’ll decrease denials, accelerate reimbursements and reduce the need for rework. And by enabling coders to become familiar with the system before the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10, you’ll minimise the chance of productivity drops and costly process delays come October 2014.
The OnBase Computer-Assisted Coding Integration is a predefined solution that can be rapidly deployed in either hosted (cloud) or premises-based environments – facilitating faster implementation timelines and increased returns while requiring minimal bandwidth from your busy IT staff.
Improve your coding processes – and your bottom line – while easing the transition to ICD-10.
*Please check with your CAC vendor to determine if your product supports the OnBase CAC Integration.