|[December 04, 2013]
Health Language Selected by Banner Health to Assess Risk and Ease ICD-10 Conversion Pressures
DENVER --(Business Wire)--
Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for
healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Banner
Health has selected its Health Language®
solutions to successfully navigate the complex ICD-10 conversion process.
Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the
country, and Banner Health Network, Banner Health's Accountable Care
Organization, will use the Health Language LEAP I-10 solution to
understand the impact of ICD-10 on their DRG-based reimbursement
programs, and help them mitigate that risk and prepare for the ICD-10
transition through documentation improvement, coder education, template
updates, list mapping & systems remediation.
Health Language solutions will enable Banner Health to normalize their
data by creating clinically equivalent relationships between ICD-9 and
ICD-10. The normalized data set will enable Banner Health's current
systems to facilitate longitudinal reporting for more than 20,000
decision support reports across the ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets. The list
mapping capabilities in LEAP I-10 will further be utilized to remediate
the network's claim adjudication system.
"Banner Health is taking a proactive stance with our ICD-10 transition
strategies to ensure that we not only cross the finish line successfully
but are positioned to leverage the full potential of the new coding
system," said Dennis Dahlen, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief
Financial Officer, Banner Health. "Health Language applications ensure
we are able to address potential risk areas early, enhance documentation
practices and build strategies around new opportunities."
"As the ICD-10 deadline fast approaches, successful implementations will
reflect a deep understanding of the new code set's far-reaching impact
on clinical, financial and ancillary operations," said Brian McDonald,
Vice President, Health Language, Woltrs Kluwer Health, Clinical
Solutions. "We are pleased to help a leading healthcare provider like
Banner Health navigate this complex process and address the bigger
picture of the conversion."
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business
intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry.
Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters
Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and
students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands
Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®,
Medical and UpToDate®.
Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters
Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company.
Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion),
employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations
in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and
Latin America. Follow our official Twitter (News - Alert) handle: @WKHealth.
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