PatientKeeper Introduces Industry-First Self-Service Tool for Charge Capture Software Users to Manage Code Edits

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Medical billers and coders now can quickly tailor code edits to the specific needs of their department or organization to ensure coding compliance, support quality initiatives

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The flexibility of this new tool is a real time-saver that will allow us to deliver even better customer service, which is so valued in a busy, fast-paced healthcare environment.

PatientKeeper® Inc., a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, today launched a new tool that enables medical billers and coders who use PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ software to manage code edits for their department or organization from their own workstations. The code edit management rules engine – the first of its kind in the healthcare IT industry – enables users to create custom code edits and turn existing code edits on and off, easily with just a few clicks, to facilitate coding compliance, ensure complete and accurate charges entering the revenue cycle, and support organizational quality initiatives.

The introduction of a user-facing code edit management tool is part of PatientKeeper’s initiative to put more power in the hands of its users, so they can quickly respond to changes in a highly dynamic healthcare environment, and maximize the value of their charge capture system by personalizing it to the specific needs of their practice or hospital. Other elements within PatientKeeper Charge Capture that are easily tailored by users include the newly redesigned patient list, all code lists, the physician charge screen, and custom workflows to support specialized billing.

“PatientKeeper’s new code edit management tool will give us the ability to support and review our providers’ and billers’ ever-changing charge capture needs,” said Karen Wilson, application analyst at VCU Health System in Richmond, Virginia. “The flexibility of this new tool is a real time-saver that will allow us to deliver even better customer service, which is so valued in a busy, fast-paced healthcare environment.”

“Flexible, self-service features in a physician charge capture system are an asset to healthcare provider organizations today, and will only become more important in an ICD-10 world,” Paul Brient, PatientKeeper’s president and CEO, said. “As we’ve done for 15 years, PatientKeeper continues to innovate so that our customers reap more tangible business benefits from our solutions.”

PatientKeeper Charge Capture software provides an ICD-10 ready automated billing workflow that easily fits a clinician’s work style, and dramatically reduces lost charges and lag days by eliminating inefficiencies associated with paper-based charge systems. PatientKeeper’s highly configurable system supports workflows in all care settings and all specialties. The software offers flexible access on PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets, and comes with IMO (Intelligent Medical Objects) so physicians can enter their charges with familiar, clinician-friendly words and phrases rather than obscure billing terminology.

About PatientKeeper
PatientKeeper® Inc. is a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, and KLAS’s 2012 and 2013 Category Leader in “Clinical Portals/Aggregation”. PatientKeeper’s highly intuitive software streamlines physician 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. PatientKeeper is used by more than 58,000 physicians across North America and the UK. For more information about PatientKeeper, which is headquartered near Boston, Mass., visit or call 781-373-6100.

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