ICD-10 Codes No Mystery to Physicians at Ob Hospitalist Group Thanks to Nine Months of "Practice" Using PatientKeeper
Largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider has been entering charges using ICD-10 codes throughout 2015 to be well prepared for October 1 cut-over
WALTHAM, Mass. – Sept. 30, 2015 – It’s hard to imagine that any healthcare provider in the U.S. is more ready for ICD-10, which officially goes into effect tomorrow, than Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG).
Throughout 2015, physicians at OBHG, the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the nation, have been entering their charges in PatientKeeper® Charge Capture™ software using ICD-10 codes, which were then translated back into ICD-9 codes for billing. Now, on the eve of the mandated cut-over to the new, more complex medical diagnosis coding system, OBHG is confident that nine months of “practice” will help ensure a smooth transition.
“Our doctors have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to find and enter ICD-10 codes in PatientKeeper,” Tama LeBlanc, Vice President of Information & Technology at OBHG, said. “We used a paper charge entry system previously, and our physicians, billers and coders say PatientKeeper is easier and more efficient.”
OBHG has deployed PatientKeeper on tablets to streamline professional charge capture for more than 400 physicians, who serve 73 partner hospitals in 20 states.
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. Currently the company is developing an innovation platform to advance the use of computers by physicians and care teams by making them indispensable tools for 21st century clinical 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 MACRA requirements, and transitioning to value-based care. PatientKeeper has more than 60,000 active physician users today. For more information about PatientKeeper, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call (781) 373-6100.