Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group Selects Encoda to Provide New Technology for Revenue Cycle Management

LAKE CHARLES, La., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group, a prominent multi-specialty provider group in southwestern Louisiana, has signed an agreement to partner with Encoda, a Philadelphia, PA-based healthcare technology company, to implement Encoda's cutting-edge medical billing automation technology.

Utilizing advanced EDI technology, Encoda BackOffice automates the electronic submission of claims, connecting practices directly to insurance payers and writes back into current PMS systems. Combining this with its own built-in payment poster and business intelligence tools, BackOffice enables users to streamline their revenue cycle by eliminating the manual tasks associated with denial management, significantly reduce days in A/R, increase billing staff productivity, and sustain growth without adding additional employees.

"After evaluating all of the products in the market for enhancing revenue cycle management, Encoda was the only company with the ability to automate many of the manual tasks within the billing process. BackOffice reduces our billing office workload allowing our employees to focus a greater amount of their efforts on value added tasks. I look forward to the substantial efficiency that Encoda will bring to our billing operation." - Lisa Conner, Director of Business Office, Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group

"Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Encoda as they bring their groundbreaking revenue cycle management tools to GE Practice users. Utilizing Encoda BackOffice will give us the strategic ability to sustain our growth without increasing operating costs, allowing our group to maximize our financial potential." - Rick El-Mogazi, CFO, Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group

"We are excited to have the opportunity to work with an industry-leading multi-specialty practice such as Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group. By integrating our revolutionary technology with their existing GE PMS, Encoda will have the opportunity to provide our products and services to the entire GE Practice Solutions community of users. With the power of the Encoda BackOffice, Imperial Calcasieu will have the resources available to work smarter and more efficiently, reducing both their workload and their operating expenses." - Bill Cox, CEO, Encoda

About Encoda

Headquartered just outside Philadelphia, PA, Encoda is a software development company that specializes in automation technologies that enable medical practices to significantly reduce the labor involved in the back office billing process, connect to multiple instances of the same or dissimilar PMS product, utilize powerful Business Intelligence tools and connect directly to their payers, eliminating the delays, errors and fees associated with third party vendors. Encoda has integrated the technology into multiple practice management systems.

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About Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group

Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group is a multi-specialty, private, physician-owned partnership, which has been in existence for over 50 years. The group contains both primary care physicians and specialists providing a full spectrum of high-quality, cost-effective medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. With over 50 providers, 14 locations, and a highly trained team of support professionals, Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group takes pride in delivering accessible care throughout the southwestern Louisiana region.

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