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"I love pMD! I am able to close out every month a few days faster than I could before. Prior to pMD, I always had to remind our physicians to bring their billing sheets in and track physicians down at the end of the month. With pMD, I don't have to wait a couple days or weeks for the doctors to bring in hand written billing sheets, I get charges immediately. Before pMD, I received billing sheets after a patient..." Show More

"I love pMD! I am able to close out every month a few days faster than I could before. Prior to pMD, I always had to remind our physicians to bring their billing sheets in and track physicians down at the end of the month. With pMD, I don't have to wait a couple days or weeks for the doctors to bring in hand written billing sheets, I get charges immediately. Before pMD, I received billing sheets after a patient was discharged and if I needed medical records to conduct an audit, I would have to wait two or more weeks for the hospital to send them. With pMD, I am following the patient's charges in real time so I know the patient is still in the hospital and can have the doctor fax me the medical records that day. Also, I can see if a patient is missing charges easily because I have access to all of the patient's charges for the entire hospital stay in one screen.



Many of our patients will visit the clinic and then later be admitted to the hospital in the same day. If I didn't get both E&M charges before I submitted the bill, I was unable to combine the time spent with patients to bill a code with higher reimbursement. Then we would have to submit a corrected claim to the insurance company which is such a battle. With pMD, I can easily combine the E&M codes to bill a code with a higher reimbursement and don't have to go through the hassle of sending in corrected claims.



pMD makes communicating with physicians so much easier. If I need additional information or have a question about a charge, I can send the charge directly back to the provider and they can send it to me with the revisions. With paper, I would have to call or email them about it."



Alicia Gongora, Obstetrix Medical Group of San Jose, California
Mar
13
pMD Charge Capture: ICD-10 For All New Customers
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San Francisco, CA - March 13, 2014 - pMD, the leader in mobile charge capture and physician communication, announced further developments to its ICD-10 solution that will allow all new customers to be ICD-10 compliant from their first day of implementation. Additionally, all existing pMD customers will benefit from enhanced ICD-10 functionality to make the transition to the new coding system seamless.

pMD, whose mobile charge capture app allows physicians to enter their medical billing charges and patient handoff notes into their smartphones, transitions each of its new customers to ICD-10 as part of the setup process. pMD does this by starting with the custom ICD-9 code lists that medical groups are already familiar with and then uses its automated ICD-10 Converter for the code conversions. The new ICD-10 codes are integrated into a custom ICD-9 + ICD-10 diagnosis list for each group to begin using immediately to capture hospital charges. As a result, healthcare providers can continue to search for the new codes by their usual naming conventions, while also incorporating the additional specificity that ICD-10 requires.

St. Vincent’s Neonatology in Bridgeport, Conn. was on a paper billing system before implementing pMD’s mobile charge capture and transitioning to ICD-10. Dr. Shruti Gupta, a provider with the group, found the transition to ICD-10 with pMD to be easy and natural. “To find our diagnosis codes, I just search by the word name, so it doesn’t matter that there are the additional ICD-10 codes,” Dr. Gupta said. “It’s very easy to find the codes on our mobile devices with pMD.”

Current pMD customers utilize the ICD-10 Converter to transition to ICD-10 and preserve their existing, practice-specific codes. Once a code list is converted to ICD-10, the new list then works as an integrated and non-disruptive educational tool. Providers can learn to code in ICD-10 with more specificity and without interrupting their regular routine because the new codes are incorporated into their already familiar code list. The resulting hybrid codes contain both the ICD-10 code and its ICD-9 equivalent, so billers can continue to bill with the ICD-9 codes until October 1.

“Healthcare practices that implement pMD’s mobile charge capture will benefit enormously from the increased efficiency and time saved from this conversion,” pMD CEO Philippe d’Offay said. “During a year when providers are being overwhelmed with so many industry changes, our goal is to make charge capture with ICD-10 a non-issue."
March 13, 2014