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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Chooses PatientKeeper for Electronic Charge Capture to Aid Transition to ICD-10

Multispecialty physician group of renowned Mass. Eye and Ear to migrate charge capture for 250 clinicians from paper to computers

Waltham, Mass. – Jan. 11, 2012PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, today announced that Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (MEEA) will use PatientKeeper Charge Capture™ to migrate professional fee charge capture for its 250 clinicians from paper to computers. The switch is driven by MEEA’s desire for greater efficiency and accuracy in capturing professional charges, and to accommodate the impending nationwide transition to the ICD-10 medical diagnosis coding system, mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

MEEA also will use PatientKeeper P4P™, which adds the ability to capture and report compliance information for any of the claims-based Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures defined by CMS. PQRS is a pay-for-performance program that offers compelling financial incentives to healthcare providers if they report on at least three quality measures in 80 percent of cases where measures are reportable.

MEEA is the physician group of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an independent specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear is an international leader in ophthalmology and otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of Harvard Medical School.

PatientKeeper Charge Capture allows healthcare providers to improve revenue cycle management by dramatically reducing lost charges and lag days through the elimination of inefficiencies associated with paper-based charge systems.  The system allows physicians to record charges on whatever device they prefer, including desktop and laptop computers, popular smartphones, and tablets.

“Electronic charge capture is something we’ve needed for many years, and the advent of ICD-10 has made the requirement more urgent,” said Barbara Scully, Director of Professional Revenue Cycle at MEEA. “We’re excited that we now have an opportunity to implement PatientKeeper, which will offer multiple benefits to MEEA, as it has for other major hospital-affiliated physician groups in the Boston area.”

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PatientKeeper®, Inc. is a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians. PatientKeeper provides highly intuitive software that streamlines physicians' 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 adopting 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 www.patientkeeper.com or call (781) 373-6100.

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