Medical Coding Software Provides Powerful Tools for Coping with Influx of Newly Insured

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Pitchstone Health's medical coding software assists care providers with a powerful suite of tools specifically designed for ease of use and better accuracy.

With the impending influx of newly insured patients due to the Affordable Care Act, medical coding and billing systems will be pushed to their limits. Simplistic medical coding tools currently on the market will struggle to keep pace with the anticipated increase in volume. Fortunately, new medical coding software is available from Pitchstone Health that can help by being easier to use while increasing accuracy. This in turn will allow more work to be done with less frustration, resulting in a higher degree of efficiency.

The medical coding software from Pitchstone Health has many powerful tools that boost efficiency by increasing accuracy and speed:

  •     Search Multiple Libraries at Once - The Affordable Care Act not only provides insurance options to millions of americans, but also contains plans for standardizing the quality and method of care. Coding is one aspect of this standardization, but will take effect gradually. Until it does, medical coding libraries are numerous and are used for a variety of applications in medicine and medical informatics. Pitchstone's software allows a search across multiple libraries, functionally reducing search times.
  •     Autocomplete - Most devices and internet searches have some for of auto correct. In this case, the speed and accuracy of autocomplete is indispensable.
  •     Suggested Misspellings - Complicated spellings in the medical field can lead to mistakes and lost time. Having the advantage of being able to select from possible misspellings helps speed and accuracy as well.
  •     Intelligent Results - Pitchstone Health has optimized the search results screen to show exactly what information is relevant. It highlights matching terms, organizing search queries to reduce wasted clicks.
  •     Proprietary Ranking Algorithm - A complex code lookup technology powers search queries using the latest in search technologies, including: fuzzy matching, multi-indexing and proximity queries.
  •     One Click Searching - Searching by code or by term is accomplished in the same search box. No more having to search for the appropriate search interface on different screens or other websites.
  •     Cross-reference - Once the code or the article is found that you are looking for, Picthstone's software provides additional information. This information can include: NCCI edits, fee schedules, National and Local Coverage Determinations, as well as CPT code validation and modifiers.

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