EATONTOWN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Artificial Medical Intelligence (AMI) today announced a strategic partnership with New Jersey Hospital Association(NJHA) Healthcare Business Solutions (HBS)where NJHA will provide EMscribe®’s Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) as part of its solution portfolio for hospitals to help get them ICD-10 prepared.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of the New Jersey Hospital Association, NJHA (HBS) has been working with its members and strategic partners for more than 30 years. Its focus is to provide high quality, cost-effective goods and services to NJHA members. This includes helping healthcare organizations manage their supply and operations costs by providing access to an exceptional portfolio of high-quality contracts, benefits and consultative services.
As the October 1, 2013 deadline approaches for hospitals to implement ICD-10 codes, NJHA has been searching for a technology solution to help its members address the staff, revenue cycle, and infrastructure changes that will dramatically affect hospitals. To obtain timely and correct reimbursement, hospitals will need to use coding software that can easily upgrade to ICD-10—which includes many more diagnostic and procedural codes than ICD-9. (ICD-10 uses more than 155,000 medical codes while ICD-9 includes approximately 17,000 codes).
After a thorough search of many of the CAC solutions on the market, NJHA Business Solutions decided to strategically partner with AMI and standardize on its EMscribe Computer Assisted Coding Solution. EMscribe has already been implemented at several NJHA member hospitals including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Meadowlands Hospital.
According to Timothy Keough, vice president of Health Information Management at NJHA, “As our member hospitals make the complex transition to ICD-10, AMI’s EMscribe will enhance ICD-10 coding productivity, reduce revenue cycle delays and provide for greater DRG accuracy. This will ultimately help reduce retrospective audit denials. For hospitals that are looking to automate process management and leverage the value of their electronic medical record, EMscribe can be an integral component for overall ICD-10 implementation.”
“It is great to be working with an advocate and educator organization, like NJHA, as the nation’s hospitals prepare for one of the most sweeping changes to affect healthcare,” said Stuart Covit, chief operating officer, AMI. “The transition to ICD-10 will significantly change how hospitals run their coding and billing cycles, and we are delighted to partner with NJHA to be part of the solution to address the changes that will impact every aspect of a hospital’s revenue cycle.”
AMI’s patented EMscribe technology includes comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient Natural Language Processing (NLP) to provide ICD-9-CM, ICD10-CM/PCS, CPT and E & M Computer Assisted Coding today. EMscribe offers the platform framework for ICD-10 now and other future coding systems. The technology is able to apply NLP to data abstractions and NLP Clinical Research capabilities making it a usable and flexible solution for all hospitals and clinics. AMI’s technology innovation automatically processes certain record types without requiring coder review for very high accuracy.