Denver, CO, June 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Ingenious Med, Inc., the nation’s largest point of care charge capture solution, has announced the integration of Health Language® from Wolters Kluwer Health to support its code search engine. The update will be another step toward creating a robust solution for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2014, which will increase the number of codes a physician must use from 13,000 to 65,000
"We are taking our best-in-class code search functionality and making it even better with the best code data in the industry from Health Language," said Hart Williford, president & CEO of Ingenious Med. "We know that our clients need a strong partner to help each of them successfully transition to ICD-10, and their success is our top priority."
With Health Language, Ingenious Med will be able to help physicians reach the best billable code, based on documentation, in the quickest manner possible. Code validation and crosswalking capabilities will be built in.
After delaying the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 several times, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is holding firm on its Oct. 1, 2014 date. CMS has assured the industry that there will be no more delays and that all organizations must be ready.
"The healthcare industry’s critical transition to the modern ICD-10 coding system is a massive undertaking that is expected to impact nearly every aspect of hospital operations," said Brian McDonald, executive vice president, Health Language, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "We are pleased Ingenious Med has chosen Health Language to provide the tools it needs to navigate this complex process."