Massachusetts Eye and Ear Chooses PatientKeeper for Electronic Charge Capture to Aid Transition to ICD-10

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Multispecialty physician group of renowned Mass. Eye and Ear to migrate charge capture for 250 clinicians from paper to computers

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MEEA is a prestigious addition to our PatientKeeper Charge Capture client roster. Their decision further validates the importance of electronic charge capture as an element of a comprehensive ICD-10 solution."
-Paul Brient, PatientKeeper CEO

PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, today announced that Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (MEEA) will use PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ to migrate professional fee charge capture for its 250 clinicians from paper to computers. The switch is driven by MEEA’s desire for greater efficiency and accuracy in capturing professional charges, and to accommodate the impending nationwide transition to the ICD-10 medical diagnosis coding system, mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

MEEA also will use PatientKeeper P4P™, which adds the ability to capture and report compliance information for any of the claims-based Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures defined by CMS. PQRS is a pay-for-performance program that offers compelling financial incentives to healthcare providers if they report on at least three quality measures in 80 percent of cases where measures are reportable.

MEEA is the physician group of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an independent specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear is an international leader in ophthalmology and otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of Harvard Medical School.

PatientKeeper Charge Capture allows healthcare providers to improve revenue cycle management by dramatically reducing lost charges and lag days through the elimination of inefficiencies associated with paper-based charge systems. The system allows physicians to record charges on whatever device they prefer, including desktop and laptop computers, popular smartphones, and tablets.

“Electronic charge capture is something we’ve needed for many years, and the advent of ICD-10 has made the requirement more urgent,” said Barbara Scully, Director of Professional Revenue Cycle at MEEA. “We’re excited that we now have an opportunity to implement PatientKeeper, which will offer multiple benefits to MEEA, as it has for other major hospital-affiliated physician groups in the Boston area.”

Initially MEEA plans to deploy PatientKeeper on desktop computers; over time, Scully expects more physicians to use PatientKeeper on Apple iPhones, iPads and other handheld devices.

“MEEA is a prestigious addition to our PatientKeeper Charge Capture client roster,” PatientKeeper president and CEO Paul Brient said. “Their decision further validates the importance of electronic charge capture as an element of a comprehensive ICD-10 solution.”

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PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems enables physicians and hospitals to focus on their patients, not technology. PatientKeeper provides highly intuitive software for physicians that streamlines workflow to improve productivity and patient care. PatientKeeper’s CPOE, physician documentation, electronic charge capture and other applications run on desktop and laptop computers and popular handheld devices and tablets. PatientKeeper’s software integrates with existing healthcare information systems to create the most effective solution for driving physician adoption of technology, meeting Meaningful Use and transitioning to ICD-10. For more information about PatientKeeper, which is headquartered near Boston, Mass., visit http://www.patientkeeper.com or call 781-373-6100.

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