Ob Hospitalist Group Selects PatientKeeper Charge Capture Software

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Largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider partners with PatientKeeper to streamline billing workflow and prepare for ICD-10.

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We view PatientKeeper as a means to improve physicians’ work process so they can spend more time caring for patients, consistent with OBHG’s mission to elevate the quality and safety of women’s healthcare.

PatientKeeper®, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, today announced that Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the nation, has selected PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ software to streamline professional charge capture for its physicians, who serve more than 75 partner hospitals in over 20 states.

PatientKeeper Charge Capture software provides an ICD-10 ready automated billing workflow that easily fits a clinician's work style. PatientKeeper’s highly configurable system supports workflows in a wide array of care settings and specialties. The software offers flexible access on PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets, and comes with Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) so physicians can enter their charges with familiar, clinician-friendly words and phrases rather than obscure billing terminology.

OBHG also will use a highly customized version of PatientKeeper PQRS integrated with the charge capture solution to record quality metrics.

OBHG plans to deploy PatientKeeper Charge Capture on tablets so physicians can easily enter their charges wherever is most convenient for them. The organization expects to complete rolling out PatientKeeper to its team of about 300 physicians in the first quarter of 2015.

“We view PatientKeeper as a means to improve physicians’ work process so they can spend more time caring for patients, consistent with OBHG’s mission to elevate the quality and safety of women’s healthcare,” Tama LeBlanc, Vice President of Information & Technology at OBHG, said. “Our clinical leaders were impressed with how intuitive PatientKeeper is to use. We are confident PatientKeeper will enhance our revenue cycle by streamlining the billing process, ensuring more accurate charges, and reducing charge lag days.”

OBHG is transitioning to PatientKeeper from a paper-based charge capture methodology. PatientKeeper will receive an automated ADT feed from, and send charges back to, OBHG’s McKesson MMIS billing system, creating a completely electronic billing workflow.

“We are pleased that OBHG, an innovative leader in its field, has chosen to partner with PatientKeeper,” Paul Brient, PatientKeeper’s CEO, said. “OBHG is a perfect example of a highly mobile specialty practice that can reap many benefits from our solution.”

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 many existing healthcare information systems to effectively support healthcare providers in driving physician adoption of technology, meeting Meaningful Use, and transitioning to ICD-10. PatientKeeper has more than 60,000 active physician users today. For more information about PatientKeeper visit http://www.patientkeeper.com or call 781-373-6100.

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