ChartWise Medical Systems, Inc. (www.chartwisemed.com), the award-winning industry leader in Computer-Assisted Clinical Documentation Improvement (CACDI) software, plans to disrupt the coding and documentation industry at this year’s AHIMA Convention & Exhibit with the debut of the company’s new Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) Calculator which has been developed to provide hospitals and medical systems unparalleled technology to measure and drive CDI processes.
For CACDI, the better a hospital or medical center can document HCCs, the higher the possible RAF scores and the higher the reimbursement. While similar to Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs), RAF scores apply in the ambulatory setting as well as the inpatient setting, and that’s the best place for ambulatory CDI to focus their efforts.
ChartWise’s RAF Calculator puts hospitals and medical centers in the best possible position to assess and maintain an accurate patient risk profile which is imperative in today’s healthcare environment for a multitude of reasons, including:
“To date, CDI has focused on the inpatient population, using DRGs to determine reimbursement, and Severity of Illness (SOI) and Risk of Mortality (ROM) to identify how sick a patient is,” said Dr. Jon Elion, founder and CEO of ChartWise Medical Systems. “However, as the CDI industry begins to contemplate outpatient or ambulatory, different metrics are required. We cover both inpatient and ambulatory—providing both the DRG weight and RAF scores. This is truly a game-changer in the industry.”
ChartWise’s RAF Calculator is packed with innovative features, including:
The 2017 AHIMA Convention takes place October 7-11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and ChartWise will be on hand demonstrating their new RAF Calculator technology—along with a variety of additional advanced features contained within the company’s ChartWise 2.0 CACDI software solation—at booth 922 for the duration of the event.
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