Request for Proposal Computer Assisted Coding

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Request for Proposal
Computer Assisted Coding

HIM 4411Section 700 HIS Strategies and Application
March 8, 2013

Due to the growing inpatient/outpatient requirements, as well as the impending update to the ICD-10 codes; the spearfish regional hospital is in dire need of a new Computer assisted coding system (CACS) with ICD-10 code language. This technologies will assist the coding department with their day to day processes, as well as allow the hospital to continue with its growth to meet the higher demands of our growing community. Included in this report will be a detailed report of the technologies being requested, as well as information on these vendors 3M, Nuance, and Optum who can supply these
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The only department that will be utilizing the computerized coding assistant is the health information department mainly our coding staff. The HIM staff will mainly use this system in order to help smooth the coding process of charts, check to make sure all codes are correct before being submitted for billing, and to help them identify codes for diagnosis or procedures they are unfamiliar with. The receptionists in the different departments may also utilize the system if a time were ever to arise in order to assist the coders with work load.
The only projects that the organization is currently undergoing is the preparation for the implementation of the new ICD-10 coding. We are hoping that with the new computer coding assistant that it will help the HIM staff transition better and be able to look up the new codes for all the diagnosis and procedures more easily and quickly.
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