Coders need to take a quantum leap in their knowledge of complex human anatomy.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 21, 2012
Primal Pictures and Find-A-Code have launched a strategic relationship to offer medical coders integrated access to 3D anatomy & physiology software that will help coders prepare for new government-mandated ICD-10 medical coding requirements.
Customers who already rely on Find-A-Code for medical billing code information will be offered integrated access to Primal’s Anatomy & Physiology Online, a learning tool that provides virtual access to every element of the human anatomy, using detailed 3D models created from real medical scan data. Primal’s 3D anatomy views can be peeled away, rotated and labelled. The product also includes narrated animations of physiology, learning objectives, self-testing, and pronunciation guides.
“To comply with ICD-10, coders need to take a quantum leap in their knowledge and understanding of complex human anatomy,” said LaMont Leavitt, CEO of Find-A-Code. “By integrating Anatomy & Physiology Online with our coding database tools, we can help coders virtually explore the detailed human anatomy that will be so critical to understanding and applying thousands of new diagnosis and procedure codes.”
To continue receiving both public and private insurance reimbursement for patient treatment, every U.S. healthcare provider must comply with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services new ICD-10 coding requirements by October 20, 2013. The new requirements expand the number of medical diagnosis codes from 14,000 to 68,000, and the number of procedure codes from 4,000 to 87,000.
“Medical coders already use Find-A-Code to get answers to complex problems,” said Neal Alen, Vice President of Sales for Primal Pictures. “As the complexity of medical billing increases ten-fold, we are pleased to work with Find-A-Code to provide virtual tools that can increase coder’s knowledge of human anatomy.”
The more detailed ICD-10 codes are expected to allow better analysis of disease and treatment that will lead to better healthcare and speed up the payment process. While the compliance deadline for transitioning to ICD-10 is 18 months away, the complex conversion process of software, tools and training is expected to take most health providers more than a full year.
Find-A-Code provides a comprehensive single search database of billing codes and related information that provides thousands of medical coders a simple, search-engine-like system to access medical billing codes. Find-A-Code’s integrated tools assist medical coders in their efforts to accurately determine proper codes for documenting medical diagnosis and procedures for claim forms, documentation, and notes. Please visit FindACode.com for more information or to subscribe.
ABOUT PRIMAL PICTURES
Primal Pictures offers the most complete, detailed and medically-accurate 3D model of human anatomy for students, educators and health care practitioners. Primal Pictures’ 3D anatomy software is widely adopted in education and it is used for patient, practitioner and student education in over 20 countries. In 2011, over half a million students will learn anatomy using Primal software. Anatomy & Physiology Online recently won the British Medical Association’s annual prize for the best digital resource.