LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--—HIMSS Conference--Artificial Medical Intelligence (AMI) today announced a new coding and reimbursement software, EMscibe® Encoder. Organizations can purchase this software independently or as part of a full integration with the EMscribe® Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) solution. AMI also announced EMscribe DynamicSearch at HIMSS (see today’s other announcement).
The new EMscribe Encoder offers immediate access and analysis to DRG and APC reimbursement data. It fully integrates with AMI’s proprietary Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology which generates medical terms and associates those terms to coding systems such as ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT-4, and HCPCS. In addition, the EMscribe Encoder allows users to reference and search for all the codes and terms that support the final steps before billing. Once the codes are generated for MS-DRG, APR-DRG, and APC, coders can use the grouper function to include reference materials used by coders and revenue specialists such as AHA coding clinic, CPT assistant, Medicare edits, etc.
The new software is unique from other encoders currently in the market. For example, in addition to searching printed ICD-10, CPT and tabular indexes, EMscribe’s code finder seamlessly searches against AMI’s historically accumulated dictionaries of medical terms, sourced from the actual patient care documentation. The EMscribe Encoder is the only encoding solution on the market that provides a direct medical record view and workflow administrative functionality within the application.
"AMI coding software has always been the best, most accurate CAC on the market,” said Cheryl Weibel, Director HIM, Privacy Officer at ACMH Hospital. “The new encoder will allow organizations to share reimbursement information immediately with hospital coding and revenue cycle teams so that reimbursement cycles become shorter. In addition, AMI’s unparalleled service and support which is hallmarked by great client/vendor communication guarantees successful results for any healthcare group.”
“We now have a platform that provides it all and offers accurate and fast coding and billing at a fraction of the cost,” said Lance Post, VP of implementation, AMI. “EMscribe, by itself is geared towards the highly competitive HIM/revenue cycle market and provides significant real dollar cost savings. This is a great financial option for all types of health care providers. If a client wants just coding and reimbursement, it can start with the EMscribe Encoder and then later segue into EMscribe’s Computer Assisted Coding if appropriate.”
AMI will showcase its new coding and reimbursement solution at booth #465 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, taking place Feb. 29 - March 4, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV.
Artificial Medical Intelligence, Inc. (AMI) is a software developer of health information technology solutions since its incorporation in 2002. AMI initially targeted the labor intensive medical coding process, with its premier offering, EMscribe®, a proprietary Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) solution. EMscribe was first commercialized in 2005, providing a software platform for the medical coding of free text electronic documents for the inpatient and outpatient hospital environment. Through continued version updates, the EMscribe software became comprehensive for all medical record processing by provisioning for all medical record systems including ICD-10 CM/PCS, DSM, LOINC, PQRS and E & M. AMI has also diversified its solution to accommodate, clinics and physician practices. Additionally, the solution was augmented to provide a platform for numerous other medical language capabilities touching on revenue cycle, clinical documentation improvement and clinical decision making enhancements vital for the efficient information gathering and support of the medical record for the healthcare industry.