Article: Chart Links online at Executive Healthcare Management

August 8, 2008 · Posted in Compliance, Documentation, Workflow · Comment 

Ron Miller, M.D., our President and Chief Medical Officer, and Betty Esposito, our Vice President, were asked to contribute an online editorial to Executive Healthcare Management magazine.    The article is entitled “Rehabilitation Clinics Can Level the Playing Field: Leveraging Electronic Charting Solutions to Improve Documentation, Coding Accuracy, and Billing Processes.”

The article covers the ways in which rehabilitation clinics can use software to track and bill for care in order to compete effectively and earn a profit in today’s market.  The article delves into how electronic charting solutions help therapists to comprehensively and accurately document patient care, reducing human error and complying with regulatory requirements. 

It covers four areas where electronic charting can help level the playing field with technology-enabled resources:

  • Correct Coding Initiative Edits (CCI Edits)
  • Time Tracking
  • Account Tracking
  • Authorizations

California Pacific Medical Center Implements Chart Links Software

April 9, 2008 · Posted in Documentation, Workflow · Comment 

To gain greater efficiency and increased regulatory compliance, outpatient rehabilitation facilities across four campuses of California Pacific Medical Center, a Sutter Health Affiliate in San Francisco, have implemented Chart Links electronic documentation software.

“Our partnership with Chart Links helps fulfill the vision of allowing clinicians in our physical, occupational, hand and speech therapy programs to document electronically,” says Tami Chin, Director of Rehabilitation at California Pacific.  “The software streamlines operations and electronically prompts our therapists — during patient documentation — to ensure greater compliance with Medicare CCI edits, modifiers and time tracking.  These elements are essential to running an efficient and profitable department.”

Chart Links Rehabilitation Software automates the therapist’s documentation of daily progress notes including evaluations, plans of care, flow sheets, patient education, and charge capture.  By automating this and other aspects of the patient management process, rehabilitation facilities realize greater efficiencies in the areas of turnaround time, physician approvals and therapist productivity.  The software also helps to reduce overdue documentation and ensure greater compliance with regulatory requirements.

“Large multi-campus institutions like California Pacific cannot afford to remain paper-based,” says Ron Miller, M.D., Chart Links President and Chief Medical Officer.  “Computerized scheduling, documentation, compliance and workflow management enable strong management teams — like the one at California Pacific — to improve operational and financial inefficiencies.  In addition, our solution is driven by major accreditation and rehabilitation professional standards to help ensure regulatory compliance.”

To read about more customers, like California Pacific Medical Center, that use Chart Links Rehabilitation Software, visit the customer page of our website.