Program helps doctor's offices check E/M coding compliance.
March 6, 2006 -
DPN E/M Auditor online program integrates HCFA '95 and '97 documentation guidelines, CPT® coding guidelines, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and National Correct Coding Initiative edits. Reports provide audit trail and can be archived, printed, or forwarded for remote access. HIPAA compliant program is accessible from any current internet browser, and incorporates CPT® and ICD-9 search tools and guidelines for Charge Capture platform.
(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)
|Original Press release |
Digital Physicians Network, LLC
1151 Aquidneck Ave.
Middletown, RI, 02842
Digital Physicians Network Introduces Audit Tool for Physician Offices; New Online Program Monitors E&M Coding Compliance
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 9 / -- Digital Physicians Network, which offers online charge capture resources and productivity tools, today announced its DPN E/M Auditor. The new online program enables physician offices to check quickly for E/M coding compliance for both Medicare and private payers. The new program will now be included in the overall DPN productivity suite, which is available for $14.95 per month. DPN E/M Auditor is accessible from any current internet browser, integrates HCFA '95 and '97 documentation guidelines, CPT® coding guidelines, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits, and is fully HIPAA compliant.
"In order to get paid properly for their services, physicians must carefully document every step of the treatment process. Determining proper E/M (evaluation and management) coding has always been a challenge. Our E/M Auditor is an expert system that guides the office manager, compliance officer, or professional auditor to the proper level of E/M service. With the extensive integration of schedules and guidelines, E/M Auditor also makes it easy to instantly check the Medicare Fee Schedule and CCI Edits," said James Weintrub, M.D., chief medical officer of Digital Physicians Network.
DPN's E/M Auditor reports provide a complete audit trail for easy compliance verification. The reports can be archived, printed or forwarded for remote access.
In addition to E/M Auditor, DPN also integrates comprehensive CPT® and ICD-9 search tools and guidelines to accompany their remote Charge Capture platform. The tools include Category Drilldown to enable users to find codes based on a table of contents; Wildcard Code Search for full or partial code numbers; Content Search for searching code descriptions using logical operators, similar to the methodology employed by the large Internet search engines; and the Index Search, which generates a custom keyword index.
All DPN products using CPT® codes are licensed for use by the American Medical Association.
About Digital Physicians Network
Digital Physicians Network is dedicated to simplifying the information transfer between physicians and their staff to provide revenue cycle enhancement by providing online tools to translate clinical situations into CPT® and ICD-9 codes for the day-to-day operations of an efficient practice. DPN provides online, up-to-date tools and productivity suites for physicians, medical administrators, and professional coders.
For more information on Digital Physicians Networks, visit www.dpnx.com or call 1-888-431-1144.
CPT® 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
Digital Physicians Network
Source: Digital Physicians Network
Web site: http://www.dpnx.com/