Mar 15, 2011 | VIA BLOG | Posted 9:01 PM by Dr. Jon Elion

WAKEFIELD, R.I. (March 15, 2011) – ChartWise Medical Systems, Inc. ( is pleased to announce that it will advance its reference functionality by incorporating content from the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Central Office publications, AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM and AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS, Ingenix’s DRG Desk Reference, coding guidelines from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and RAC audit alerts to its industry-leading clinical documentation improvementsoftware.


This new reference functionality will allow documentation specialists to click on the Review tab within the software and see context-sensitive information from the AHA Coding Clinics, Ingenix and CMS, which will be available for review along with RAC audit alerts and ChartWise tips and hints.


“We are pleased to be incorporating the DRG Desk Reference and AHA Coding Clinics into our system,” said Jon Elion, founder of ChartWise Medical Systems. “Combined with the RAC audit alerts and ChartWise tips, it will provide an advanced collection of review and reference services that can’t be found together in any competing product.”


With the Ingenix DRG Desk Reference, ChartWise:CDI software will give advanced access to crucial information for improving MS-DRG assignment practices, and give guidance on how to accurately assign DRGs under the MS-DRG system. Additionally, through the inclusion of the Ingenix DRG Desk Reference in ChartWise:CDI, users will be able to review the major factors of a particular DRG assignment, helping to identify additional supporting documentation and improve accuracy and compliance.


Both AHA Coding Clinic newsletters are industry-leading sources of information for hospital coding department. The AHA Central Office accepts questions on ICD-9-CM and certain HCPCS codes from coders, and publishes answers to select questions of greatest interest to the community in AHA Coding Clinic. ChartWise:CDI software will provide their question and answer format to its users, to give the clinical documentation specialists the information they need to understand some of the coding implications of their documentation.


ChartWise:CDI is a new software program that assists hospitals to improve the accuracy and completeness of their clinical documentation and provide oversight and compliance. “We are pleased to offer our users these expanded reference tools,” said Dr. Jonathan Elion, creator of ChartWise:CDI. “With the inclusion of content from the AHA Central Office, Ingenix, CMS and RAC audits, we are giving the clinical documentation specialists who use our product the most comprehensive coding tool on the market.”


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