Birmingham, AL, November 15, 2010 – SourceMedical today announced a partnership with mTuitive, Inc. to help ASCs and surgeons improve postoperative reporting and streamline medical coding processes. Built upon mTuitive’s electronic postoperative reporting solution and fully integrated with the AdvantX, Vision and SurgiSource applications, SourcePlus OpNote will provide ASCs and specialty hospitals with immediate access to surgeons’ postoperative reports and coding data leading to more rapid and accurate revenue cycle processes.
"As an orthopedic surgeon who does exclusively outpatient procedures, I see significant value in the integration of mTuitive’s OpNote into SourceMedical’s management software such as improved reporting for participating ASCs,” said Dr. John Mattson, an active user of the OpNote system. “After a short learning curve, surgeons will find that SourcePlus OpNote is faster than dictating and far less onerous for surgeons as the repetition present in 90 percent of operative reports is eliminated. We now produce superior operative reports while generating additional revenue. Integrating this technology with SourceMedical’s ASCs management software is a win for both surgeons and facilities.”
With SourcePlus OpNote, ASCs are no longer required to spend time and money having surgeons’ postoperative reports transcribed. SourcePlus OpNote makes surgeon reports immediately available via the fully web-based platform to the surgeon and ASC staff. By standardizing documentation and distributing reports simultaneously to all stakeholders immediately after approvals are entered, the entire coding and revenue cycle process is accelerated.
“Increasing scrutiny of medical claims by insurance companies has elevated the importance of consistency in reporting between surgeons and ASCs,” said Ron Pelletier, vice president of market strategy at SourceMedical. “By leveraging structured, standardized data as a component of all reports, users benefit from improved compliance, accuracy and timely completion – not to mention greater surgeon satisfaction.”
“The most exciting aspect of this partnership is that SourceMedical clients also gain access to a powerful tool that will aid them in efforts to meet the forthcoming conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding," said John Murphy, CEO of mTuitive, Inc. "We share the belief that the most efficient, intelligent way to transition to the new coding standard is through capturing discrete data at the time of surgery."
SourcePlus OpNote provides surgeons with a web-based postoperative report generation tool that eliminates dictation and transcription while accelerating the revenue cycle by providing associated procedural and diagnosis coding data, quality indicators and immediate sign-out. Accessible through any web browser, OpNote is a secure and efficient way for surgeons to record their procedures while ensuring completeness of reporting. A more complete report means stronger risk management and improved medical coding and reimbursement.
SourceMedical is the largest provider of outpatient information solutions and services for outpatient ambulatory surgery centers, specialty hospitals, and rehabilitation clinics nationwide measured by both experience and size of customer base. With 30 years of real world experience, more than 5,000 satisfied customers, and the confidence of more than 250 consultants and management companies, SourceMedical offers the broadest range of solutions and enhancements available to the industry. The company’s unique end-to-end systems improve operational efficiency and cash flow while enabling healthcare facilities to capture, exchange, and analyze data to deliver a higher standard of patient care. For more information, please visit www.sourcemed.net.
mTuitive, Inc. develops data capture and synoptic reporting software to assist health care professionals in recording clinical findings and maintaining compliance with established protocols and guidelines. mTuitive’s unique method of capturing structured information provides valuable data for surgery, pathology, oncology and cancer staging applications. Established in 2003, mTuitive, Inc. is based in Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.mtuitive.com.