Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Deploys IDSAbbaDox Charge Capture
Mar 04, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Medical Practice Solutions (MPS), a division of Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc., in Jackson, MS, has selected IDS technology to expedite hospitalists' billing and tighten the healthcare system's revenue cycle.
In a release, MPS said that AbbaDox Charge Capture enables physicians with the ability to record and immediately submit patient care charge details directly to billing departments. In addition to shortening the submission time of revenue generating data, it eliminates the gaps and potential breakdowns that may occur in the documenting and transferring of this critical information.
Lost or late charge submissions that can occur with a typical paper process are no longer a concern. The IDS framework delivers a more direct many-to-one relationship between the physicians and the billing center, replacing the cumbersome communication line of a fax machine in the hospital sending handwritten notes to the billing office.
AbbaDox Charge Capture embeds logic into the application to predict coding and billing levels for each patient encounter and notifies the provider of missed charges. The application works on both desktop and mobile devices to give physicians, nurses and managers maximum flexibility when inputting charge details. Physicians and nurses can use workstations, tablets or smartphones to enter codes and manage patients, respectively.
"It's an elegant solution that required no major change of behavior or capital investment, yet the return from a financial standpoint is substantial," remarked President of the Baptist Health Systems Medical Group division Elizabeth Mullins. Administrators were pleased with the implementation, noting the fact that it was a surprisingly short and virtually painless process. From beginning to end, even with the highly customized workflows, the AbbaDox Charge Capture roll-out lasted just a few weeks."
"Because AbbaDox Charge Capture is wireless and doesn't intrude on the hospitalists' regular routines, user adoption was smooth and rapid," said IDS CEO Yaniv Dagan. "One of their biggest concerns was speed - they needed charge capture to take no more than thirty seconds. Anything longer than that and adoption was going to be a problem. We are pleased to report the entire data capture process averages between 5 and 20 seconds."
Baptist Health Systems in Jackson, Miss. is the parent company of Baptist Medical Center, The Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care, Baptist Medical Center Leake in Carthage, Miss. and a number of related healthcare services and programs.
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