Ideal Opportunity for Medical Coders, Auditors, Managers, and Providers to Review Acclaimed Workshops Focused on Significant E/M Changes Affecting Reimbursement in 2021 and Beyond

November 05, 2020 – SPANISH FORK, UT. The Healthcare Administration Alliance (HAA) today announced that the organization will make available all sessions from its 2020 Evaluation and Management Conference for purchase. Designed to prepare coding professionals for the longanticipated 2021 E/M coding revisions, the conference provided three full days of E/M-specific panels and presentations from industry experts whose specializations include healthcare law, medical practice leadership, coding and auditing, and education. The entire workshop is now available for purchase in its entirety or by individual session.

“The Evaluation and Management codes and guidelines will soon undergo very significant updates – those who depend on E/M accuracy in their professions are quickly running out of time to prepare,” said LaMont Leavitt, Executive Director of HAA. Dave Berky, Director of Technology with HAA added: “Precise documentation and coding of E/M services are essential to providing patients with quality care, and providers with maximum and timely payment. Anyone who is an E/M professional will find our symposium content to be of tremendous professional value for both immediate learning and longer-term reference.”

After almost 30 years of the same E/M codes and coding guidelines, the most reported subset of evaluation and management codes have finally been revised to bring E/M coding into the 21st century. The original codes and guidelines were published when the DOS (Disk Operating System) was the most prevalent computer system. Today, providers, with iPads and tablets in hand, are caring for patients in a high-tech environment while being governed by decades-old documentation and coding guidelines.

In 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced adoption of the E/M code changes published by the American Medical Association (AMA) in the Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) codebook. These changes are specific to Office or Other Outpatient E/M services. Changes made to this subsection of E/M coding will significantly impact provider reimbursement as well as the auditing process for years to come.

Click here to review and purchase available HCA 2020 Symposium content.

About Healthcare Administration Alliance

The Healthcare Administration Alliance is an independent member-driven organization founded in 2019 by healthcare administration stakeholders in response to a growing need for promotion, cooperation, and interoperability among entities and individuals involved in the administration of healthcare. For more information, visit www.healthadmin.org. Sponsored in part by innoviHealth, makers of Find-A-Code, the 2021 virtual conference was the first multi-day, educational conference to focus on the forthcoming E/M-specific coding changes.

About innoviHealth

innoviHealth is the privately held, Utah-based, parent company of HCC Coder, Find-A-Code, ChiroCode, and Codapedia. The Founders have decades of experience in the medical billing and coding industry, and decades more experience in information technology. Every day, this unique blend of medical coding and information engineering skills are combined with on-going customer feedback to improve and simplify the process of medical coding, billing, and auditing for our users.

Medical Coders, Auditors, Managers, and Providers to Attend September Workshops Focused on Significant E/M Changes Affecting Reimbursement in 2021 and Beyond

July 30, 2020 – SPANISH FORK, UT. innoviHealth today announced its sponsorship of the Healthcare Administration Alliance’s first Evaluation and Management Conference from September 22nd – 25th. Designed to prepare attendees for the long-anticipated 2021 E/M coding revisions, the symposium will kick-off day one with a fundamentals workshop and E/M Coding Certificate exam, followed by three days of E/M-specific panels and presentations from industry professionals whose specializations include healthcare law, medical practice leadership, coding and auditing, and education.

“The Evaluation and Management codes and coding guidelines will soon undergo very material changes – there is literally no time to waste in preparing for them,” said LaMont Leavitt, CEO of innoviHealth. Dave Berky, Chief Information Officer with innoviHealth added: “Anyone who is an E/M coding professional will find this symposium to be of tremendous professional value. Precise documentation and coding of E/M services are essential to providing patients with quality care, and providers with maximum and timely payment. We are thrilled to participate and be a co-sponsor.”

After almost 30 years of the same codes and coding guidelines, the most reported subset of evaluation and management codes have finally been revised to bring E/M coding into the 21st century. The original codes and guidelines were published when the DOS (Disk Operating System) was the most prevalent computer system. Today, providers, with iPads and tablets in hand, are caring for patients in a high-tech environment while being governed by decades-old documentation and coding guidelines.

In 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced adoption of the E/M code changes published by the American Medical Association (AMA) in the Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) codebook. These changes are specific to Office or Other Outpatient E/M Changes made to this subsection of E/M coding will significantly impact provider reimbursement as well as the auditing process for years to come.

Conference sponsors include: innoviHealth (parent company of Find-A-Code), Practice Management Institute (PMI), Absolute Medical Coding Institute (AMCI), and BC Advantage. Click here for a current list of guest presenters.

About innoviHealth

innoviHealth is the privately held, Utah-based, parent company of HCC Coder, Find-A-Code, ChiroCode, and Codapedia. The Founders have decades of experience in the medical billing and coding industry, and decades more experience in information technology. Every day, this unique blend of medical coding and information engineering skills are combined with on-going customer feedback to improve and simplify the process of medical coding, billing, and auditing for our users. About Healthcare Administration Alliance The Healthcare Administration Alliance is an independent member-driven organization founded in 2019 by healthcare administration stakeholders in response to a growing need for promotion, cooperation, and interoperability among entities and individuals involved in the administration of healthcare. For more information, visit www.healthadmin.org.

Resources Include Interactive E/M Calculator, Specialty-Specific Reimbursement Guides, E/M Reference Cards, Webinars, and Podcasts all Designed to Prepare Healthcare Organizations for Critical 2021 E/M Coding Changes

July 15, 2020 – SPANISH FORK, UT. innoviHealth today announced that the Company has released its product suite of advanced Evaluation and Management tools designed to prepare and support clients for the long-anticipated 2021 E/M coding changes. E/M codes are used to report patient encounters with healthcare professionals and are among the most commonly reported provider services. Accurate documentation and coding for these services is critical to providing patients with quality care and providers with maximum and timely payment.

“The E/M landscape is about to change exponentially and innoviHealth is here to ensure our clients have whatever resources they need to navigate both existing and the highly-anticipated, 2021 Evaluation and Management guidelines,” said LaMont Leavitt, CEO of innoviHealth. “Anyone who is a coding professional will find our breadth of E/M solutions to be comprehensive, easy to use and ideal for their specific needs. We’re thrilled to be this far ahead of the E/M coding curve.”

In 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced adoption of the E/M code changes published by the American Medical Association (AMA) in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code book. These changes are specific to Office or Other Outpatient E/M services (99202-99215), which are some of the most commonly audited medical services. Changes made to this subsection of E/M coding will significantly impact provider reimbursement as well as the auditing process.

The innoviHealth comprehensive suite of E/M coding tools and resources assists healthcare personnel in accurate code assignment and correct reimbursement, and provides resources and information to support coding decisions in the face of an inevitable audit.

In addition to the innoviHealth, Find-A-Code interactive E/M Calculator, Specialty-specific Reimbursement Guides, Evaluation and Management Book, E/M Reference Cards, Webinars, and Podcasts, the Company also pre-announced participation in the first Healthcare Administration Alliance Evaluation & Management Symposium, a Virtual Conference to be held September 22-25th of this year. A detailed announcement on the conference, including other participating partners, will be published in the coming weeks and includes an industry-leading line-up of subject matter experts and professionals.

About innoviHealth

innoviHealth is the privately held, Utah-based, parent company of HCC Coder, Find-A-Code, ChiroCode, and Codapedia. The Founders have decades of experience in the medical billing and coding industry, and decades more experience in information technology. Every day, this unique blend of medical coding and information engineering skills are combined with on-going customer feedback to improve and simplify the process of medical coding, billing, and auditing for our users.

Payers, Providers, Medical Executives, Hospitals, Physician’s Groups, and Individual Coders now have Powerful HCC Access to Improved Medical Coding, Speed and Accuracy, Risk Mitigation, and Increased Revenue Potential

May 19, 2020 – SPANISH FORK, UT. innoviHealth today announced the official release to the medical coding community of HCC Coder, its long-anticipated Hierarchical Condition Coding Software. HCC Coder is a powerful, unique, and easy-to-use tool that also includes Web or on-site training, and is backed by HCC-knowledgeable, US-based customer support. Very easy to navigate, most teams will be up and running on day one.

Millions of dollars are being left on the table because the accuracy of medical coding is frequently less than optimal. Often, risk scores are not being identified and submitted in a manner that otherwise would result in more accurate review and payment. Misinformation, improper coding, unclaimed funds, and increased administrative burden are prevalent.

“HCC Coder, the diagnostic coding platform that finally gets HCC coding and medical coding risk adjustment, is now available to subscribe online,” said LaMont Leavitt, CEO of innoviHealth. “Fast becoming the industry benchmark, our solution is smart, intuitive, comprehensive, and is vetted daily by thousands of HCC coders worldwide. Plus, it’s backed by over 25 years of innoviHealth’s coding, reimbursement, compliance, and content experience.”

One of innoviHealth’s larger customers has high acclaims for the new service. “HCC Coder has improved production greatly vs. our previous solution. Coders like the way it’s been customized for their needs, the user friendliness, and the tremendous amount of relevant information, all in one place. All easily discoverable.” According to them, “there’s nothing like HCC Coder on the market.”

HCC Coder represents a powerful enterprise solution for streamlined diagnostic coding and medical chart abstraction. Designed to help reduce risk and improve accuracy, productivity and revenue, HCC Coder is the leading enterprise tool for diagnostic coding with an HCC perspective.

About innoviHealth

innoviHealth is the privately held, Utah-based, parent company of HCC Coder, Find-A-Code, ChiroCode and Codapedia. The Founders have decades of experience in the medical billing and coding industry, and decades more experience in information technology. Every day, this unique blend of medical coding and information engineering skills are combined with on-going customer feedback to improve and simplify the process of medical coding, billing and auditing for our users.

Enhances Add-on Marketplace to include AMA’s CPT® Knowledge Base, CPT® Changes: An insider’s View + Archives, with CPT® Vignettes and “SNOMED to CPT®” to Follow Soon

April 15, 2020 – SPANISH FORK, UT. innoviHealth today announced the latest updates to its popular Find-A-Code, cloud-based software. Find-A-Code provides the most complete medical coding, billing, and compliance tools available to help coders, claims managers, denial-management, and auditing departments save time, increase productivity, improve accuracy, and avoid costly denials. Immediate changes include the addition of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT Knowledge Base, CPT Changes: An insider’s View + Archives, with CPT Vignettes and SNOMED to CPT cross-mapping to follow in just a few weeks.

LaMont Leavitt, CEO of innoviHealth commented, “We are thrilled to have our new online digital library include the AMA CPT Changes: An insider’s View + Archives product, among many other upgrades. Our customers continue to benefit from the latest and most comprehensive on-line coding resource library available.”

Find-A-Code’s Add-on Marketplace now includes:

CPT Knowledge Base is a collection of real-life coding questions, asked by the coding community and answered by CPT coding experts. Thousands of questions and authoritative answers are provided, direct from the CPT professionals at the AMA. Find-A-Code users are now able to quickly review specific answers to challenging coding questions and search the knowledge base of others’ real-world questions.

CPT Changes: An insider’s View + Archives. Prepare for the upcoming coding year with detailed information regarding which CPT codes changed and why, including explanations of how to adapt, clinical examples illustrating how to use new and revised codes, and more. The CPT Changes subscription on Find-A-Code also includes historical changes for over 20 years – back to the year 2000!

CPT Vignettes. AMA CPT Vignettes illustrate code use through simple patient examples. Every vignette contains a clinical example, typical patient, and a description of procedure/intra-service. Thousands of vignettes will soon be available via Find-A-Code to explain code use, using common patient scenarios and helpful descriptions for all codes.

SNOMED CT to CPT maps are rules-based crosswalks between SNOMED CT clinical concepts and CPT codes that support improved resource utilization and patient care. Universally accessible files allow systems to show where there are precise matches, which information will clarify imprecise matches, and the specificity of the CPT code compared to SNOMED CT clinical concepts.

Find-A-Code is easily customized and provides the most complete, “one-stop-shop” medical coding and billing library available, helping users save time, increase revenues and avoid denials. Online libraries include extensive information for all major code sets (ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS, DRG, APC, NDC and more), along with a wealth of supplemental information such as newsletters and manuals (AHA Coding Clinics, AMA CPT Assistant, Decision Health Newsletters, Medicare Manuals and more). All information is indexed, searchable and organized for quick access and extensive cross-referencing with a variety of custom integration options.

About innoviHealth

innoviHealth is the privately held, Utah-based, parent company of Find-A-Code, HCC Coder, ChiroCode, and Codapedia. The Founders have decades of experience in the medical billing and coding industry, and decades more experience in information technology. Every day, this unique blend of medical coding and information engineering skills are combined with on-going customer feedback to improve and simplify the process of medical coding, billing and auditing for our users.

Popular Medical Coding Software Now Includes Lighter, More Intuitive Design, Larger Base Font, New Bookmarks, Note Pad Tools and More!

February 4, 2020, SPANISH FORK, UT. innoviHealth today announced the release of its latest update of Find-A-Code, the widely popular software used throughout the medical coding industry. Find-A-Code provides the most complete medical coding and billing resource library available anywhere to help coders, claims managers, denial-management and auditing departments save time, increase productivity, improve accuracy, and avoid denials.

“Design and functionality for Web sites have changed drastically over the past few years. The challenges we face are finding streamlined ways to provide the gigabytes of coding information in a format that is usable and relevant – without the ‘drinking from a fire hose’ affect,” said Dave Berky, Chief Innovation Officer. “For FindACode.com, we ultimately wanted to strike a balance between modernizing the existing design and maintaining a look and feel that thousands of our loyal subscribers have historically found very comfortable.”

Find-A-Code was created in 2007 as an LLC and officially launched with its first Web customers in 2008. Importantly, the current product design and functionality reflect over a decade of direct user-input. The “one-stop-shop” platform is easily customizable and includes features such as a powerful search engine, online libraries with extensive information for all major code sets, along with a wealth of supplemental data. Find-A-Code is offered as a cafeteria model where users only pay for what they actually need; allowing them to have all of their most trusted resources in one place.

Updates announced today also include an easier-to-read, larger font, new Bookmarks and NotePad tools and more – all designed to help make coders and billers who use the software even more effective. In the coming months and quarters, innoviHealth intends to roll out many additional Find-A-Code design and content improvements, aimed at providing relevant coding information “on-demand,” with even fewer clicks and drill-downs required.

About innoviHealth

innoviHealth is the privately held, Utah-based parent company of Find-A-Code, HCC Coder, ChiroCode, and Codapedia. The Founders have decades of experience in the medical billing and coding industry, and decades more experience in information technology. Every day, this unique blend of medical coding and information engineering skills are combined with on-going customer feedback to improve and simplify the process of medical coding for our users.

About Find-A-Code

Find-A-Code provides the most complete, “one-stop-shop” medical coding and billing library available, helping users save time, increase revenues and avoid denials. Find-A-Code’s online libraries include extensive information for all major code sets (ICD-10, CPT®, HCPCS, DRG, APC, NDC and more), along with a wealth of supplemental information such as newsletters and manuals (AHA Coding Clinics, CPT Assistant, DH Newsletters, Medicare Manuals and more). All information is indexed, searchable and organized for quick access and extensive cross-referencing with a variety of integration options.