Aviacode, NextGen partner to provide integrated cloud-delivered medical coding services
Published on November 28, 2012 at 6:20 AM
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it has partnered with Aviacode, the industry leader in technology-enabled medical coding services, to provide integrated cloud-delivered medical coding services to NextGen Healthcare clients.
Under this agreement, NextGen Healthcare clients can leverage Aviacode's ProCoder™, a web-based coding system, along with Aviacode's experienced network of specialty-specific certified coders to help improve the accuracy and efficiency of medical coding - a critical component of the healthcare revenue cycle.
Through this partnership, providers can take advantage of special pricing on Aviacode's turnkey medical coding services. The NextGen Healthcare and Aviacode platforms are seamlessly integrated with the billing system to ensure the highest degree of data integrity. This provides a more efficient option for medical coding services to help clients optimize revenue while minimizing compliance risk.
"In the healthcare industry, proper reimbursement for healthcare services is crucial to the financial stability of any business. However, fair and complete reimbursement is only realized when services are accurately coded," noted David Jensen, founder and chief executive officer at Aviacode. "This partnership allows Aviacode to continue its growth with the leading practice management and electronic health record system in the industry."
"Realizing appropriate payment for services is a challenge for healthcare providers across the board and becoming increasingly difficult. Our goal has been, and continues to be, helping our clients reduce costs while improving the quality of care. Coding can have a major impact on a provider's ability to manage revenue, insurance denials and compliance risk," said Monte Sandler, executive vice president for NextGen RCM Services. "Our partnership with Aviacode is just one more example of the solutions and services we offer that afford providers the opportunity to leave their revenue cycle worries to us -- the experts -- allowing them to focus on clinical competency and patient care."