CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mediware announces the release of its newest mobile application designed for rehabilitation therapy providers. The G-code Modifier App converts many outcome tool results to the appropriate G-code functional modifier values in order to meet Claims-Based Outcomes Reporting (CBOR) requirements, set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this year.
The app includes more than 90 assessments most commonly used for physical, occupational and speech and language pathology therapists. Clinicians or billing staff can search alphabetically for a specific assessment, input the outcome tool result, select when they are scoring (admission, progress, discharge or goal) and then convert the appropriate G-code modifier. Because many therapists often use the same assessment instruments, the app includes a feature to save your "CBOR Favorites" for even faster access. Since its release on September 30, more than 1,100 people have registered to use the app and more than 4,500 assessments have been converted. Mediware celebrated the milestone by giving the 1000th registered user an Apple gift card.
Mediware launched a free online conversion calculator in December 2012 under the MediServe name, and since that time, more than 375,000 assessments have been converted. "Traffic to our online resource has been phenomenal and we realized there was a huge need for this outpatient industry tool," said Stuart Foster, GM for Rehabilitation and Respiratory Solutions at Mediware. "We know therapists are always on the move, and this was the next step in advancing our solution to increase efficiency and ultimately, help protect against denied claims which can be extremely costly to any healthcare organization."
Mediware built the tool with the therapist in mind. The handy assessment calculator makes quick work of outcomes codes, so therapists can spend more time with patients, and less time on documentation.
The app is free to download and is available on the Apple iTunes App Store and on the Google Play Store for Android devices. Search for "G-Code" or "CBOR" to locate the app. A direct link to download the app can be found at http://www.mediware.com/G-codeApp.
Mediware delivers interoperable best-of-breed software systems that improve efficiencies and address safety concerns, enabling healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include rehabilitation and respiratory care solutions (formerly known as MediServe), blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; cell therapy solutions for cord blood banks, cancer treatment centers and research facilities; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; home health solutions including HME/DME; and business intelligence-based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our website at www.mediware.com.
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