Precyse Launches ICD-10 White Paper, Announces 2nd Annual Innovation Community at AHIMA 2012

Sparking a change in the way providers think about clinical documentation

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) technologies and services, leading up to the 2012 American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Convention and Exhibit, released a new report titled, "Breaking the Code: The Impact of ICD-10 on Documentation and CDI Drives the Need for Organization-Wide Education."

(Logo: )

The report, authored by Tom Ormondroyd, BS, MBA, VP and general manager, Precyse Learning Solutions, explains how ICD-10 will impact a facility's clinical documentation and how providers can mitigate risk with organization-wide education. "The key to managing a successful ICD-10 transition is to ensure the members of your professional staff have a strong understanding of the ICD-10 system and its impact on their job functions," said Ormondroyd. "We believe that healthcare professionals need to 'touch and feel' ICD-10 prior to the go-live. Learners need practical applications to build a solid understanding and capabilities."

"While ICD-10 will most certainly affect coders, a major impact of it will be felt long before the medical record ever reaches the coder—during the documentation of the medical record," said Chris Powell, president of Precyse. "Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) strategies and organization-wide training and education extending beyond coding will play a tremendous role in an organization's ability to successfully transition to ICD-10."

Precyse also announces its 2nd Annual Innovation Community meeting, which will take place at the show. Linda Kloss, RHIA, FAHIMA, former CEO of AHIMA and current Precyse Advisory Council Member, will again moderate this year's session. The topic, "Too Much Information (TMI!): Best Practices for Integrity and Use of Clinical Data," will focus on developing the consensus principles of information integrity and information use, two of the HIM building blocks outlined in Precyse's white paper, "Health Information Management in 2016."

Precyse is an AHIMA Diamond Partner and will be located at Booth #236 where it will be conducting demonstrations of precyseCode™, the industry's first single platform solution for all inpatient and outpatient computer assisted coding and CDI needs. PrecyseCode automates workflow and enhances productivity, optimizes coding processes, accelerates the revenue cycle and delivers seamless encoder integration.

AHIMA attendees can also learn about Precyse's suite of coding, audit and compliance, interim HIM management and transcription services. Now more than ever, hospitals across the country need to achieve Meaningful Use, meet compliance and health reform challenges head on, and transform operations and care delivery. Errors that affect Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audit outcomes and compliance with Joint Commission, CMS and other regulatory standards can be difficult to mitigate because of the lack of expert HIM staffing, timeliness and quality issues. The transition to ICD-10 adds another layer of workflow and coding complexity that can further compromise quality, accuracy and productivity.

With its expert staff, Precyse is well-positioned to help facilities overcome these challenges and meet their goals. In addition, Precyse Transcription technology and services drive exceptional electronic documentation that better support the data challenges organizations are facing today. Precyse's large, remote workforce of high-quality and experienced medical transcriptionists consistently produce documents with 98% accuracy or above.

The latest enhancements to the Precyse University ICD-10 education program will also be shown at the conference, which offer one-of-a-kind education and training delivered on-site or online for all populations impacted by ICD-10. More than 1,000 hospitals are now committed to Precyse University education. Equipped with more than 300 coders and hundreds of HIM and clinical professionals on staff, Precyse has a track record of developing tried and true educational content to keep its team of experts consistently meeting or exceeding industry accuracy and timeliness benchmarking standards. The Precyse ICD-10 education content is available online through Precyse University or the HealthStream Learning Center®.

During the AHIMA education sessions, Precyse expert Cindy Doyon, RHIA, VP, Coding, Audit & West Strategic Sourcing, will present, "Compliance and the New ICD-10: Understanding the Associated Compliance Risks & How Computer-Assisted Coding with Natural Language Comprehension™ (NLC) Technology Can Help Avoid Liabilities." Additionally, the Precyse client case study, "Naples Community Healthcare System: Breaking Down HIM Silos & Building Revenue Cycle Success Through a Complete HIM Redesign," will be presented by Sandra Wood, MHSA, Operations Director, Revenue Cycle, Naples Community Health System, along with Bonnie Purdy, RHIA, VP, HIM Consulting & Strategic Sourcing Services and Cindy Smith, RHIA, MMIS, HIM Sr. Consultant, Precyse.

Additionally, Precyse is proud to participate in AHIMA's first Innovation Leadership Conference where client Geisinger Health System will present, "Best Practices in Computer Assisted Coding." Sue Trewhella, RHIT, CPC, Associate VP, Revenue Management, Coding Operations, CDI & Compliance, Geisinger Health System and Dee Lang, RHIT, VP, Product Management & Strategy, Precyse will lead the session.

About Precyse
Precyse provides industry leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, supporting the delivery of quality patient care and optimizing operating performance. Precyse has enabled 1,000 hospitals and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes for more than a decade. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and computer assisted coding with Natural Language Comprehension™ to HIM consulting and services, Precyse's flexible software can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Now more than ever, hospitals and health systems are challenged to achieve meaningful use of the legal health record. Precyse is the partner hospitals across the country choose to achieve this goal. To learn more, visit

Sparking innovation in healthcare information™

Media Contact:
Krista Souto, Precyse
610-688-2464 x305   
[email protected]

SOURCE Precyse