ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McKesson Business Performance Services (McKesson), building on its success of providing facility coding for emergency medicine, recently added inpatient and outpatient facility coding services to its coding and compliance portfolio of services. This addition provides hospitals with a ‘one source’ coding partner for procedural and diagnosis production coding across multiple care settings, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency department and medical practices.
The growing complexities in code sets, shortage of certified coders and pressure to contain costs are adding to the challenges hospitals already face in managing profitability with fewer resources and shrinking revenue. McKesson has now expanded its coding and compliance services to provide hospitals with a comprehensive solution to help effectively address these issues while controlling costs and increasing margins.
“As hospitals and physicians continue to face coding challenges, we are capitalizing on our experience and vast industry knowledge to provide coding and compliance services across a broad spectrum of inpatient, outpatient and medical group care settings,” said Pat Leonard, president, McKesson Business Performance Services. “Although the transition to ICD-10 has been delayed, hospitals and physicians need to continue to prepare. McKesson is well equipped to help facilities offset potential shortages in certified coders and a slowdown in productivity due to increasing patient workloads for hospitals and physicians.”
McKesson Business Performance Services has more than 500 coders and a rigorous compliance program. This program is backed by proven processes to help hospitals leverage current software investments while controlling costs, improving productivity and driving financial performance. From coding and compliance to denials and appeals management, billing, insurance follow-up, or complete revenue cycle and practice management services, McKesson offers a flexible model to meet the specific needs of each organization.
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.