GHN Announces Agreement with 3M Health Information Systems

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The 3M™ Edit Engine Brings Enhanced Coding and Compliance Functionality to GHN's Visum for Healthcare Claims Revenue Cycle Management

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The integration of the 3M Edit Engine with GHN's Visum will help ASCs improve compliance and realize cost savings by reducing time-consuming claims rework and resubmission.

GHN-Online®, the healthcare industry's leading provider of real-time, revenue-cycle management solutions, has signed an agreement with 3M Health Information Systems to offer coding compliance editing and medical necessity validation integrated with solution for revenue cycle management. 3M's content combined with Visum will help healthcare providers reduce claim denials, shorten A/R cycles, and enhance workflow efficiency.

With the agreement, GHN customers will gain access to the 3M™ Edit Engine, a modular software platform that enables users to access current and historic Medicare and Medicaid data sets, including Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes, Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) Codes, as well as national and local coverage determinations. 3M's industry-leading medical necessity content is created and maintained by a skilled team of healthcare policy and coding specialists.

"3M enhances our evolving revenue-cycle management ecosystem for ASCs, labs and hospitals," said Azadeh Farahmand, president and CEO of GHN-Online. "Integration of the 3M Edit Engine with Visum will effectively help to reduce client denial rates by enriching Visum with a code-content library, which gives billing departments real-time actionable data, spanning physician- and procedure-specific market data."

"We are pleased to partner with GHN," said Ann Chenoweth, vice president, 3M Health Information Systems, Medical Necessity and Compliance. "The integration of the 3M Edit Engine with GHN's Visum will help ASCs improve compliance and realize cost savings by reducing time-consuming claims rework and resubmission."

About GHN-Online, Inc.
GHN-Online, Inc., healthcare's leading provider of real-time claims management and end-to-end transaction processing solutions, delivered the industry's first Internet-based preadjudicated claims management tools. HIPAA-compliant and enterprise-class, GHN offers the simplest and fastest claims-to-cash solution, anywhere™. With an open architecture that easily integrates all stakeholders in the healthcare reimbursement model, GHN solutions drive a 100% claims acceptance rate. GHN's intuitive and format-agnostic capabilities enable instantaneous, complete and accurate electronic claims transactions for thousands of healthcare payers and providers throughout North America. Founded in 1999, GHN-Online is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For further information contact info@ghnonline.com or call 214.696.5717. URL: http://www.ghnonline.com.

About 3M Health Information Systems
3M Health Information Systems delivers comprehensive software and consulting services to help organizations worldwide drive sustainable quality and financial outcomes across the healthcare continuum. With more than 25 years of healthcare experience, 3M offers integrated solutions for transcription, speech recognition, clinical documentation improvement, document management, coding and reimbursement, including computer-assisted coding, and revenue cycle and quality management. 3M Health Information Systems works as a trusted and stable business partner to provide reliable implementation, training, and support services. For more information about 3M Health Information Systems products and services, visit http://www.3Mhis.com or call 800-367-2447.

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3M is a registered trademark of the 3M Company. CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

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