News Feature | October 31, 2013

ICD-10 Capture And Readiness Aids Revenue Cycle

Source: Health IT Outcomes

By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer

HTO Rothman Institute

Rothman Institute implements ePASS to protect physician productivity and enhance and efficient and accurate revenue cycle

The Rothman Institute, an internationally-recognized orthopaedic practice, has deployed White Plume’s ePASS technology solution throughout its 23 practice locations to assist in ICD-10 charge capture and readiness. The implementation is expected to protect physician productivity and enhance an efficient and accurate revenue cycle.

Leaders at the Rothman Institute sought a solution that would automate the charge capture process for ICD-10 readiness.  The implementation of White Plume’s AccelaCAPTURE gives providers access to an electronic encounter form within the existing EHR system. “We recognize that the conversion to ICD-10 is going to be a challenge,” said Debbie Santilli, business services manager at Rothman. “White Plume has given us the tools to help our physicians and staff be prepared.” 

Additionally, White Plume’s AccelaSMART helps the practice ensure data accuracy and prevents closed loop denials. “Implementation of White Plume has been easy with little intrusion in the physician’s schedule,” said Gina Pino, Rothman’s director of business services. End of day batching with no paper scanning are advantages as cited by the practice’s business office. The Institute’s final step toward the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 deadline, will be the roll-out of AccelaMOBILE to aid in surgical charge captures. 

White Plume’s solutions help medical practices fill the EMR gap, and prepare for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), payment reform, and Health Insurance Exchange Plan Management (HIX). “We are proud to partner with the Rothman Institute for the conversion to ICD-10,” said Matthew Menendez, VP of sales and marketing at White Plume. “We will focus on protecting their physicians’ productivity, and the Rothman Institute can remain focused on providing world-class orthopaedic care.”

Founded in 1970 by Richard H. Rothman, M.D., Ph.D., the Rothman Institute was created to provide residents of the Philadelphia area with expert care from leading orthopaedic specialists. Since that time, the practice has grown into a 150-provider organization with outpatient locations throughout the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas, urgent care facilities, Velocity Sports Performance Labs, and a Joint Commission-accredited surgical specialty hospital which ranks #1 in Surgical Care & Patient Satisfaction by Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).   

With specialists in every area of orthopaedics, approximately 10,000 hip and knee replacements are performed each year - one of the world’s largest volumes - and Rothman’s shoulder and elbow specialists advance repair with more than 3,000 procedures annually. Affiliated with the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and multiple university and high school teams, sports medicine physicians evaluate over 40,000 sports injuries and perform more than 6,000 surgeries each year. Additionally, the Rothman Institute is world-renowned for its leadership in education and research.

SOURCE: PR Newswire