I found this product so easy to use that you could begin with no training at all. For every aspect of coding billing and revenue cycle management I found this to be an invaluable tool. For offices with multi locations or for consultants whom travel I simply cannot see using any alternative to this product. Compliance officers will love knowing that their practices have access to this tool. No more visits billed out incorrectly within the post op period. No more confusion over whether a code is still active. Lets face it, how many of us have CURRENT coding information available to our staff in each location? With Encoder Pro your front office, back office, AND clinical staff can all have access as long as there is an Internet connection. You can utilize the crosswalk to see if your diagnosis to procedure relationship would require the use of an ABN (Advance Beneficiary Notice).
This program was so easy to use that even someone with little to no computer experience could utilize it. Practitioners, coders, biller, and managers will find that the information that they need on a day-to-day basis is right at their fingertips. No more digging thru three or four different books or websites. No more having to download updates to ensure your information is timely. Your CCI edit information is updated automatically. If you were preparing a presentation you will find that more than half of your research is done in seconds. All your cross-reference to AMA CPT Assistant as well as carrier pricing information could even be obtained thru one simple interface. Another advantage to having access online instead of our multiple books is disaster recovery.
If your practice faced a disaster i.e. flood, hurricane, fire& this would be one investment that you know you would not have to replace so (hopefully) your billing staff would not skip a beat. Another valuable tool for your practice is the conversion to lay persons terminology. This helps to ensure coding accuracy as well as helping your staff explain procedures better to patients and also helps your practice market what you do. Because this is a standalone product, you or your staff can access it from anywhere. If you are working from home, at a different location, perhaps while you are doing rounds at the hospital even you are never without the information necessary to make sure that you are compliant and get paid properly for everything you do. This product more than pays for itself.
Review By: Merrilee Severino, CPC, CMM, CPM MS Physician Practice Management and Revenue Consultants, Corp www.yourbusinessmedic.com