SOURCE: VitalWare


November 19, 2014 08:00 ET

Taking ABN Validation to a New Level of Productivity and Automation, VitalWare Launches VitalABN

YAKIMA, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2014) - VitalWare, the leader in business intelligence for ICD-10 and beyond, announces the launch of VitalABN, the intuitive tool that allows your staff to quickly validate medical necessity and create the required Medicare ABN form utilizing up-to-date local and national coverage decision information.

By automating each step and taking ABN validation to a new level of productivity, VitalWare has redesigned the current Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) process. Other solutions on the market today are manual and require extensive time and effort to weed through and review medical necessity requirements. VitalABN's innovative design and user interface saves time and frustration.

"Medical necessity is one of the leading reasons for claims denials," said Kerry Martin, President and CEO of VitalWare. "However, due to today's ever-changing and complex policies, verification is challenging, making it difficult to determine when an ABN should be administered. VitalABN takes medical necessity validation and ABN creation to the next level through its innovative design. Utilizing our robust, multi-layer policy editor to identify when an ABN should be administered, the process is automated and user-friendly."

Powered by VitalWare's medical necessity editor, CodeCheck, VitalABN quickly ascertains when a patient will need to sign an ABN for services not payable by Medicare by identifying the services that require an ABN and those services that may require an ABN for reasons such a Frequency, Gender and Age limitations. Adding the flexibility of department specific code pick lists and prices, VitalABN is an easy to use and intuitive tool.

VitalABN is an add-on module to VitalCoder, VitalWare's advanced coding and regulatory reference application. VitalCoder, like the entire suite of VitalWare solutions, is embedded with ICD Sherpa, our patent pending, proprietary, documentation decision tree. As the backbone to VitalWare's solutions, ICD Sherpa facilitates organizational continuity by providing consistent search results throughout our suite of documentation, coding, billing and auditing products.

About VitalWare
VitalWare contributes to next generation revenue cycle success by delivering innovative, cloud-based technology solutions that enrich and integrate key processes including documentation, coding, billing and auditing. Delivered with an unwavering commitment to service and support, VitalWare solutions positively impact fiscal health for providers, payers and healthcare vendors. For more information, visit, email or call 855.464.2310.

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    Leslee Paganelli
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    (855) 464-2310 ext 650