Remote Coding Solutions: Any Facility, Any time
Harmony Healthcare has recognized that there are many hospitals throughout the country that are still converting and implementing Electronic Health Records (EHRs). As a full service solution we have partnered with a company that allows us to provide remote coding capabilities to any hospital in the country regardless of system setup or phase of EHR implementation.
In other words, Harmony Healthcare can offer remote coding services which dramatically reduce the price of interim coding.
This is partly because the facilities eliminate “pay for travel” and because of our ongoing relationships, we can offer lower bill rates.
Using an Application Service Provider (ASP) model, medical records can be accessed easily and cost-effectively by coders from virtually any location via the Internet. Coders are able to download assigned records from the secure data center and begin working any time. Upon completion, the coder simply submits the codes back to the hospital’s abstracting system or sends a coding summary sheet.
The result: Faster turnaround times that decrease days in A/R and positively impact the billing cycle. It also drastically reduces the cost of utilizing contract coding services.
Ready for the best part? Implementing this technology is a very simple process. Harmony Healthcare assumes all of the cost of both implementing and utilizing the software. Instead of traveling consultants in from all over the country, Harmony can implement this software and the travel expenses are immediately eliminated. We have found this to be especially helpful for facilities in remote locations.
Our process and servers are also strictly HIPAA compliant, eliminating the worry and guesswork of remote coding. In fact, our provider has implemented the tightest security measures available, using encryption certificates, audit logs and multiple security layers.