SOURCE: A-Life Medical

September 18, 2007 06:00 ET

A-Life Medical Introduces Actus 6.0 With Automated Procedure Mapping

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - A-Life Medical, Inc., the leading provider of Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology and enabling technologies for the healthcare industry, today announced the release of Actus® 6.0, the newest version of their automated coding software application, with patent-pending Automated Procedure Mapping (APM) technology. A-Life Medical, a certified Microsoft partner, is the leading provider of Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology and enabling technologies for the healthcare industry.

Actus® 6.0 is a milestone release for A-Life Medical's customers, which integrates their patent-pending Automated Procedure Mapping (APM) technology and provides significant new feature functionality to streamline the code to collection process for increased efficiencies, additional revenue capture and increased compliance.

The integration of APM with A-Life Medical's powerful patented NLP engine, LifeCode®, systematically and visually unravels the way complicated procedures are reviewed and processed by medical coders. A-Life Medical's interventional radiology product will be the first application enabled with APM. This animated technology allows for new levels of efficiency and charge capture for complicated procedural coding to increase efficiencies, compliance accuracy and revenue in the medical billing environment. APM was designed to further enhance A-Life Medical's robust and accurate interventional radiology product while transitioning the Actus® Application Suite into new medical specialties. APM displays an anatomical mapping from the dictated invasive procedure as performed by the physician, allowing the medical coder to visually review what was processed and interpreted by the patented LifeCode® engine.

Actus® 6.0 has been fully upgraded with new functionality to increase speed to bill, reduce denials and account receivable days through rich feature functionality, such as multiple document display and real-time productivity analysis. The unique combination of advanced workflow and integrated toolsets delivers up to 300% productivity and performance gains for medical coders working in a variety of disciplines, including radiology, emergency medicine, pathology and other medical specialties.

"The appeal of A-Life Medical products has always been based upon our patented advanced technology, LifeCode®," said Tom Bang, President and CEO of A-Life Medical. "Actus® 6.0 provides significant user enhancements and richer application functionality, with a focus on ease of use in a complicated environment. Our patent-pending APM allows our users to actually see these complicated procedures in an anatomical display. We're very proud of the work from our A-Life Medical team and with all our customers' input during this development process. Through this collaboration we are delighted to provide a unique solution that will further simplify and enhance our customer's everyday tasks."

A-Life Medical products strengthen the capabilities and performance of medical coders by automating the code to collection process. Significant feature functionality has been leveraged through cutting-edge technology in Actus® 6.0 which will redefine how the healthcare industry routes, reviews and codes medical records. The Actus® Application Suite combines forward thinking solutions with patented LifeCode® technology to maximize reimbursement while ensuring compliance.

About A-Life Medical, Inc.

A-Life Medical is the leading provider of Natural Language Processing (NLP) based solutions for the healthcare industry. A-Life Medical's products extract meaning from unstructured free text and automate tedious, complicated and labor intensive tasks. A-Life Medical's mission is to provide world-class solutions to streamline and computerize the code to collection process and to fundamentally advance the way the healthcare industry gathers, applies and reports on patient information. A-Life Medical is a private company headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information about A-Life Medical and its products, call 888.224.6300 or visit A-Life Medical's website at www.alifemedical.com.

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