SOURCE: VitalWare


September 12, 2013 13:05 ET

VitalWare Launches VitalCoder, a One-Stop Source of Knowledge for Coding, Compliance and Reimbursement

VitalCoder Provides Access to VitalWare's Coding and Compliance Team Answering Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Billing and ASC Questions

YAKIMA, WA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) -  VitalWare, the leader in business intelligence for ICD-10 and beyond, today announced its new VitalCoder™ technology, a one-stop coding and compliance resource allowing HIM and revenue cycle departments to make a clean break from time-consuming paper coding manuals and online regulatory research.

With VitalCoder, users receive real-time, automatic updates on time-sensitive, organization-specific coding, regulatory and financial data. Using a single-screen display, coding, compliance and revenue cycle teams can review payment information, related codes, coding guidelines, wage-adjusted tables and modifiers to quickly respond to coding and regulatory changes.

"VitalCoder is the second-generation referential tool the market has been waiting for. It provides coders and billers with the most current and up-to-date coding and regulatory information in an easy-to-navigate platform," said Kerry Martin, CEO and Founder of VitalWare. "The secret sauce is the integration of our Sherpa engine. Sherpa provides coders and CDI specialists with the tool needed to determine what the physician 'has not yet said.' This granularity is especially important in light of the ICD-10 transition."

VitalCoder includes the patent pending, proprietary medical ontology engine, Sherpa. VitalWare's Sherpa links the "language of medicine" to the "language of medical coding" by identifying medical concepts that are critical to the coding process yet are sometimes missing from clinical documentation.

VitalCoder Features:

  • Single screen access to research by index terms, codes, keywords and descriptions within data sets such as CPT®, HCPCS, ICD-9 and ICD-10, Pharmacy and Devices,
  • VitalAlerts™, a tool for receiving real-time, actionable coding and regulatory changes,
  • The CodeCheck module to verify NCD, LCD and NCCI edits for specific payers, including granular, detailed code information to account for secondary and subsequent codes, in addition to the primary code,
  • MyAdvisor™, for access to VitalWare's coding and compliance team and answers to a full range of inpatient, outpatient, physician billing and ASC questions, and
  • An optional Benchmarking/Peer pricing module, to view pricing of user-defined peer hospital groups for CPT/HCPCS codes.

About VitalWare
VitalWare leads the market in transforming healthcare intelligence into useful and actionable information, thereby allowing their clients to focus their time and resources on core business. Headquartered in Washington State, VitalWare was established to help organizations with the overwhelming task of navigating the many regulatory changes taking place in today's healthcare environment. For more information visit, email, or call 855.464.2310.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Leslee Paganelli
    Email Contact
    (855) 464-2310 ext 650