SOURCE: Scriptor Software

Scriptor Software

September 28, 2015 09:25 ET

UPDATE - Scriptor Software Can Prepare Radiology Groups for ICD-10 Compliance

rScriptor Creates Reports Automatically Spend More Time as a Radiologist and Less Time as a Transcriptionist

WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2015) - Scriptor Software, a provider of innovative software that helps physicians create high-quality medical reports, announced that its radiology reporting software rScriptor is now ICD-10 compliant. It works with virtually any voice recognition system to help radiology groups and imaging services lines meet a "6-fold increase in the number of codes used for drive reimbursement" that is "projected to have enormous financial and operational implications." *

ICD-10, which goes into effect on October 1, 2015, requires the use of new specific terminology regarding abnormal findings in radiology reports. In order to meet new billing, documentation and compliance requirements, radiologists must include more detailed descriptions of the abnormal findings in final reports.

"The implementation of ICD-10 does not change how providers practice medicine, but rather it demands more detailed documentation to capture new data to ensure they are reimbursed for the work they perform," said John Stewart, MD, PhD, Scriptor Software's CEO and a practicing radiologist. "rScriptor can determine if the level of detail required is present in the report -- and warns the radiologist, prior to signing the report, if additional information is required. This gives the radiologist the opportunity to provide the missing information and avoid the time wasted or income lost due to billing/coding rejections."

rScriptor also checks reports for errors or omissions and includes required information for Medicare, PQRS, JCAHO and third-party payer billing requirements. This allows radiologists to focus their attention on the findings for each report rather than on the ever-growing reporting requirements. With rScriptor, radiologists spend more time as radiologists and less time as transcriptionists.

About Scriptor Software, LLC

Scriptor Software is an innovative software provider whose products assist physicians in creating high-quality medical reports in less time and with less effort than was previously possible with voice recognition software alone. Its patent-pending  rScriptor software is used by radiologists worldwide to create millions of narrative and structured radiology reports each year. rScriptor works with virtually any voice recognition software and is continually updated to reflect changes in reporting requirements by both government agencies and payers to ensure compliance and maximize reimbursement. All applicable codes (CPT, ICD-10) can be incorporated into reports automatically. Findings in each report are scored for acuity and complexity, allowing for detailed outcomes research and benchmarking. For more information, or to arrange for a free trial, please visit www.scriptorsoftware.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

* http://www.jacr.org/article/S1546-1440(15)00525-6/abstract

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