Plantation, FL, July 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Health Revenue Assurance Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: HRAA) today announced that it was selected as a strategic partner to provide ICD-10 services to four health systems in the Midwest through the October 1, 2014 transition and beyond starting July 15, 2013. These health systems provide quality patient care to over 300,000 patients a year and employ more than 500 physicians across 65 medical specialties.
Under these new contracts, HRAA will provide ICD-10 transition services that include Technology, Coding Education, Coding Reviews and Risk Mitigation Services. The coding education is designed to ensure retention of the selected data, while minimizing the interruption to staff productivity. HRAA will also provide coding reviews, where inpatient and outpatient medical records will be evaluated to provide assessments that will enable the health systems to analyze their clinical documentation.
HRAA will utilize its proprietary business intelligence software, ICDVisualizer™, to analyze the health systems' financial, coding and productivity impacts to help mitigate risks and potential revenue shortfalls associated with ICD-10 and thereafter. HRAA's team will then review the analysis and develop risk mitigation strategies as it relates to payor contracting relations, financial and productivity impacts and documentation improvement, and recommend sample sets for future coding audits.
Based on initial contracts, HRAA expects to receive total revenues ranging from $200,000 to $300,000 for the four health systems.
"The transition to ICD-10 codes is not just a coding conversion; it is a change that impacts all areas of the revenue cycle. With four new health systems on board, this further validates that HRAA has best-in-breed technology and consulting services for the ICD-10 transition," commented President and COO Robert Rubinowitz. "The addition of these customers to our growing client base is a significant step forward as we draw nearer to the transition date of October 1, 2014."
HRAA (OTCBB: HRAA) interprets data to ensure that healthcare is efficient and effective for hospitals, providers and other healthcare organizations by pulling medical data together to create a predictive window to understand cost and revenues looking back and going forward. Founded in 2001, HRAA combines years of industry expertise with best-in-breed technology to create market leading business intelligence products and consulting services to ensure healthcare organizations are reimbursed for every pill they prescribe, every procedure they perform and every test they administer. HRAA both trains and supplies high tech workforce to generate the predictive data used by the whole healthcare system and offers a full suite of solutions needed to keep up with the ever-changing industry including data analytics software, business intelligence technology, medical coding, auditing, education, revenue cycle consulting, and ICD-10 transition solutions. For more information please visit: http://www.hraa.com
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