Epilog Medical coding outsourcing service is offered nationally to a wide variety of clients including hospitals, clinics, HMOs, and physician practices.
Epilog iPortalCODER™ is a state-of-the-art HIPAA-compliant secured WEB-based coding system. It offers a full integration with HIPAA security guidelines. Our coding out-sourcing service solution includes advanced technology components such as DES encryption, access security based on digital signatures, a secured nationwide VPN network, and an advanced scheme of user privilege assignment management. Epilog staff also goes through mandated background checks. Collectively, this workflow offers the most comprehensive HIPAA-compliant coding solution.
A 365-bed New York hospital is saving $7.7M in direct cost with our transcription services.
Epilog provides 7x24x365 service and support coverage to all our clients. Round-the-clock coverage aids our client hospitals and clinics in providing better patient care.
TURN AROUND TIME
Epilog meets each client's individual turnaround time for coding services. Epilog generally completes accurate, complete, and compliant coding from the client-provided source documentation within 24 hours.
Epilog iPortalCODER™ system accepts various types of source documentation from the client including:
Electronic Transcribed documents
Scanned charts and other printed documents
Electronic medical records in HL7, X.12, EDI, XML, Word processor, and other data formats
The source documentation is received from each client under HIPAA-compliant secured transfers.
QUALITY OF REPORTS
Epilog coding reports meet the highest quality standards. Epilog guarantees the quality of the coding reports. Our coding staff ensures accurate coding. Automated edit check guards are built in to prevent under or over-coding of documents. Prompt and efficient electronic dialog is maintained with the client in the event of inadequate source documentation.
EFFICIENT AND COMPLIANT CODING
Epilog utilizes certified, trained coders and a state-of-the-art system - iPortalCODER™. Unlike other systems, Epilog iPortalCODER™ provides automatic built-in edit checks significantly reducing a time-consuming manual decision tree process imposed by other systems. In addition, each coder has access to extensive electronic resources including constant online, electronic updates to the DRG codes, and explanation/interpretation support. In addition, automated client feedback support is also available to the coders to correct the deficiencies in the source documentation.
SYSTEMS AND SERVICES
Epilog provides service coverage through its multiple network centers located around the country. This distributed network environment provides backup for the round-the-clock service coverage with full redundancy, backup, and high uptime.
Epilog complies with CMS HCFA (coding guidelines), CCI (Correct Coding Initiative), LMRP (Local Medical Review Policies), HIPAA (electronic transfer and security), JCAHO (confidentiality and security), AHDI (quality) and SmartCOUNT (billing) guidelines.
PRICING, CONTRACT & SAVINGS
Epilog offers unique pricing arrangements - firm, fixed rate by report types. Epilog pricing is all-inclusive - telecommunications charges, equipment, and support are included in our rate. There are no incremental or hidden charges. We offer multi-year, firm, fixed-price contracts, easing the budgeting process for all our clients.
Epilog coding service does not require any capital investment such as system and software purchase, ongoing annual support, and maintenance fee nor does the client face escalating wage and benefit cost of an in-house operation.
Epilog coding service reduces cost burden by eliminating capital investment, and escalating wage cost while providing accurate coding resulting in faster reimbursement. Epilog coding services offer an overall cost savings between 30% and 50% feasible.