GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ IOD Incorporated™, a leading provider of integrated HIM solutions to hospitals, IDNs, healthcare systems and clinics, today announced that it has surpassed all other release of information (ROI) providers for electronic submission of medical documentation (esMD) data to Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program.
By connecting its PRISM® online tracking/reporting system with the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) project in January 2012, IOD became a CMS certified esMD Health Information Handler (HIH). The certification enabled IOD to electronically respond to RAC requests via NwHIN on behalf of its clients, replacing the current paper or CD/DVD submission process.
This announcement follows a September press release regarding PRISM integration for the Direct Project, which conforms to standards specified in the Stage 2 Meaningful Use Final Rule. The PRISM enhancement will enable healthcare providers to securely share information electronically between themselves and patients and help them meet criteria for reimbursement as indicated in the Final Rule. IOD will be demonstrating its PRISM Direct integration at the 2012 American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Annual Convention in Chicago this week.
"Our success in the esMD program clearly demonstrates IOD's commitment to NwHIN as well as our dedication to developing an open, flexible platform for electronic exchange of information. This achievement is especially significant considering we did not join the program until Wave 2 earlier this year – a full five months after the Wave 1 participants," states William Sweeney, IOD's CTO.
Sweeney, who will be co-presenting "The Future of Compliance" at the 2012 American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Annual Convention, adds, "We are excited to share details about our involvement with the esMD program and Direct Project at AHIMA along with our latest technologies, ICD-10 educational offerings, and compliance initiatives."
About IOD Incorporated
With more than 30 years of experience and 1,800 locations nationwide, IOD is the leader in full suite HIM services solutions that help hospitals, healthcare systems and clinics streamline and simplify HIM workflow. With comprehensive solutions including document conversion, release of information (ROI), coding, auditing, abstracting, ICD-10 transition services, RAC services, along with complete training and HIM consulting, the company empowers healthcare organizations to overcome workflow challenges and focus on their most mission-critical initiatives. The result is improved patient/physician satisfaction, increased HIM efficiencies and a stronger bottom line. For more information visit www.iodincorporated.com.
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