SOURCE: MEDecision, Inc.

MEDecision, Inc.

May 25, 2011 09:15 ET

MEDecision Publishes E-Book: ICD-10: Improving Care Plans, Interoperability and Business Practices

Examines the Opportunities and Benefits for Health Plans Transitioning to ICD-10 Code Sets

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - MEDecision, Inc., the leading provider of collaborative health management solutions, today published an e-book, "ICD-10: Improving Care Plans, Interoperability and Business Practices," offering health plans a strategic perspective on the opportunities and benefits that the transition to ICD-10 medical code sets can have on care management and business strategies. The complimentary e-book can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/eIBMWG.

Recently mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the ICD-10 code sets offer several benefits over ICD-9, including increased specificity with deeper levels of detail and the flexibility to grow and add new codes. While the deadline to convert all that previous data might seem daunting, opportunities exist for health plans to streamline the conversion process and facilitate improved interoperability.

The MEDecision e-book explores specifically what the ICD-10 code transition means for health plans in terms of reducing costs and improving member care. It also examines how the codes, paired with innovative health management technology, can help payers develop more accurate care plans and improve provider connectivity and member engagement.

"While meeting the new ICD-10 regulations is critical, the overarching value is so much more than just compliance," said Carole Hodsdon, executive vice president and chief operating officer for MEDecision and co-author of the e-book. "MEDecision's integration of the new code sets into its health management platform supports the payer transition to ICD-10 and also increases the value of the information exchanged between payers and providers through richer, more actionable patient data, driving better health outcomes and cost-savings."

MEDecision's market-leading collaborative solutions promote the shift to proactive health management by enabling the flow of actionable patient clinical information among payers, providers and patients. The MEDecision product suite seamlessly integrates ICD-10 code sets to drive business growth through timely and accurate decisions, reduced costs and improved care.

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About MEDecision
MEDecision's contribution to the healthcare industry is a powerful platform that delivers meaningful data to inform the most important healthcare transaction: patient care. We start with a philosophy that patients, providers and payers are all driving towards better health outcomes and that this common interest dictates the need for collaborative working environments. Then, we apply 23 years of experience, $85+ million in research and development and the strongest clinical knowledge to deliver the MEDecision collaborative health management platform, which includes Nexalign®, a health decision support service that applies analytics to information gathered from multiple sources to foster better business and clinical decisions on a patient's behalf, Alineo®, a health management platform for delivering outcome-driven case, disease, utilization and behavioral health management, and InFrame™, a set of tools to facilitate the health and performance management processes for physicians and accountable care organizations. For more information, visit www.MEDecision.com.

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