Navigation Links
SIS Rules-Based Charging Solution Successfully Peer Reviewed by HFMA for Third Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) performed a rigorous assessment of SIS Rules-Based Charging (RBC), an automated charge capture solution by Surgical Information Systems, and determined that it meets the stringent standards of the Peer Review program in the areas of effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.

(Logo: )

The Peer Review emblem of excellence is given to products that provide a proven ROI and are backed by superior customer service and technical support.  SIS achieved Peer Review status renewal after an extensive, voluntary HFMA evaluation involving 11 comprehensive steps that result in the denial of nearly 40 percent of applicants.  During the Peer Review assessment process, HFMA contacted users of the SIS Rules-Based Charging (RBC) solution to garner their direct feedback regarding the usability and effectiveness of the solution, as well as the quality of service provided by SIS support staff.  Respondents indicated the following:

  • 100% indicated that the product has resulted in enhanced productivity and accurate data.
  • 100% indicated that they received good service from both technical support staff and sales representatives.
  • 100% indicated that they would recommend the product to colleagues.

The perioperative department is the financial engine of the hospital; ensuring charges are complete, accurate and on time every time is critical to optimizing revue that can benefit the entire hospital organization.  SIS RBC does this by capturing charge information as an automatic by-product of the clinical documentation process and submits it electronically to the billing department. In addition to freeing up valuable time for clinicians, this tool significantly improves reimbursements by eliminating missed charges and late penalties, and ensuring charges are documented in the manner that results in the highest possible reimbursements.

HFMA respondents said that SIS RBC helps them with "efficiency, accuracy and compliance" and touted the solution's "versatility" saying that it is "very flexible to adapt to our facility".  Others surveyed indicated that the system is beneficial because it "eases training" and "removes decision making from clerical staff", ensuring "consistent charging" that results in "no errors from manual entry of charges".  Another benefit provided by respondents was the rich reporting functionality, which enabled them "to generate reports with detailed data".

During a time when hospitals need it most, many are finding that implementing SIS RBC can result in rapid return on investment and financial turnarounds for the entire enterprise. One SIS client reported a revenue capture increase of over 30% after only one month using the solution.  It is examples like this that confirm the findings of the HFMA Peer Review Panel.

"HFMA's Peer Review process provides an objective third-party evaluation of our feature rich charge capture solution," said SIS CEO Ed Daihl.  "The findings come directly from SIS clients, and we are pleased to hear the positive feedback regarding the financial turnarounds they have achieved during a time when hospitals are looking for proven methods to improve margin.  As the perioperative specialist, we continue to invest in solutions focused solely on the complex perioperative environment.  SIS Rules-Based Charging is part of a comprehensive suite of surgical solutions with proven capacity to maximize revenue, decrease costs and improve outcomes in the financial driver of the hospital."

About SIS

SIS provides software solutions that are uniquely designed to add value at every point of the perioperative process. Developed specifically for the complex surgical environment, all SIS solutions – including anesthesia – are architected on a single database and integrate easily with other hospital systems. SIS offers the only surgical scheduling system endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA), and a rules-based charging system that has been granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

For more information visit our website,

SOURCE Surgical Information Systems



SOURCE Surgical Information Systems
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. Names Tony Barnes to Lead Expanding Diagnostics Business
2. U.S. National Library of Medicine Releases Draft SNOMED CT to ICD-9-CM Rules-Based Map to Support Reimbursement
3. Houstons Methodist Hospital to Pay U.S. More Than $9 Million to Resolve Allegations of Overcharging Medicare
4. West Penn Allegheny Health System Files Lawsuit Charging UPMC, Highmark with Conspiracy, Antitrust
5. Sentillion Introduces Affordable Next Generation Healthcare Single Sign-On Solution Called expreSSO(TM)
6. Ken Sperling to Lead CIGNA HealthCare Retiree Solutions Unit
7. Office-Based Medical Treatment and Internet Resources Are Potential Solution to Rising Painkiller Misuse Among Teens, Young Adults
8. Methadone and systematic follow-up: the best solution for managing chronic pain
9. Frances Decker Named Mid-Atlantic Region Sales Executive for AllOne Health Management Solutions
10. Mirixa Debuts New Clinical Technology Solutions for Enhancing Patient Care
11. LodgeNet Deploys Customized Kid Friendly Solution With Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to ... the recent 2015 American Dental Association meeting in Washington D.C. revolved around the fact ... a patient’s overall health. The talk stressed the link between periodontal disease (more commonly ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... care in America. As people age, more care is needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, ... and medical professionals are being overworked. The forgotten part of this equation: 80 ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... "When I was traveling, I ... Hillside, N.J. "Many people catch diseases simply from sitting on such dirty toilet ... protected from germs." , He developed the patent-pending QUDRATECS to eliminate the need ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... use in Final Cut Pro X. With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors can easily ... use ProSidebar as a minimalist title opener. Utilize presets featuring self-animating drop zones, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Intellitec Solutions announced today that they ... Recognized as Microsoft’s official group for end users of Dynamics SL ERP software, ... industry experts and representatives. Intellitec Solutions’ membership status demonstrates their ongoing commitment to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... , Nov. 27, 2015  Lannett Company, ... it has completed the acquisition of Kremers Urban ... subsidiary of global biopharmaceuticals company UCB S.A. (Euronext: ... Lannett has acquired KU from UCB for ... certain adjustments, including a customary working capital adjustment, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... 26, 2015 ... the "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing ... and Sales Segment Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, Instrumentation ... to their offering. --> ... "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... UTRECHT , Países Bajos, November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer ... combina la inmunoterapia con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin ... Un nuevo enfoque combina la inmunoterapia con la ...   Clinical Cancer Research . --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: