Vanderbilt University Medical Centre (VUMC), an academic medical institution and comprehensive healthcare facility located in Nashville, Tennessee, has selected MedAptus’ Technical Charge Capture (Tech) solution to code and bill for hospital-based procedures.
Tech was created for hospital-based outpatient clinics eager to ease compliance concerns and eliminate paper, duplicative entry and manual charge reconciliation tasks from daily coding processes.
Tech was chosen following its performance at other similarly large and complex academic medical centres where it simplified the outpatient procedure documentation process across care teams and also enhanced compliance and expedited payment.
VUMC will deploy Tech across more than 20 departments as it streamlines outpatient charge creation and operational charge management processes prior to transitioning to ICD-10-CM for diagnosis coding.
Tech will have a number of other interfaces supporting its deployment, in addition to single sign-on access from the proprietary VUMC EMR system, STARPanel.
Tech utilises inbound scheduling feeds from VUMC’s Epic Cadence system to populate end-user schedules and patient demographic information.
The captured chargers are then cleaned by an embedded rules engine and will be exported to McKesson Health Quest for billing.
MedAptus president and CEO Gene Schneider said that interest in the company’s technologies continues to accelerate, particularly for outpatient hospitals that must deal with manual charge capture processes due to a lack of solutions for facility charge capture.
"We are thrilled for the opportunity to work with an institution as renowned as Vanderbilt, to help automate and improve its revenue cycle workflow during a time of great change for the healthcare industry," Schneider added.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), a comprehensive healthcare facility with more than 60 locations throughout Tennessee and Kentucky, has around 2,200 clinical provider physicians who see more than 1.7 million patients each year.
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