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Aprima Improves Medical Practices' Coding and Billing Accuracy with Intelligent Medical Objects' Tools
Date:10/7/2009

cher, pharmacist, patient, physician and reimbursement services, allowing for seamless communication of medical information and maximized focus on patient care as well as coding compliance."

Physicians using Aprima's EHR will have access to IMO's database of synonyms, acronyms, eponyms, abbreviations and even common misspellings of medical conditions to better find the appropriate terms they need. IMO keeps its data timely with 10 annual updates. This allows for better preparedness and response to unexpected health crises, such as H1N1 influenza.

Use of the tenth revision (ICD-10-CM) will be mandated in the U.S. on October 2013. Aprima physicians are mapped to ICD-9-CM and will receive maps to ICD-10-CM through IMO.

"This relationship allows Aprima to provide our customers with the most advanced medical lexicon available so they can improve coding and minimize the number of denied claims," said Neil Simon, Chief Operating Officer of Aprima. "IMO was able to integrate its software into our solution, offering our physicians immediate expansion on their coding capability, without workflow interruption. In addition, since we want prospects to sample the IMO functionality, we established a page on our web site where it can be evaluated for free."

"With this service, practicing clinician users will appreciate finding and using the terms that they want for clinical documentation." says Dr. Amy Y. Wang, Chief Medical Officer of IMO. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation has recently released the first version of the CORE (Clinical Observations Recordi
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