Dan Jimmerson

Director of Marketing

ICD-10 Compliance Drives Need to Update Claim Processing Management System

Nationwide outpatient rehabilitation organization looks to PLEXIS to provide ICD-10 compliant claims processing solution while expanding opportunity to further grow its cost containment business

Today PLEXIS Healthcare Systems announced that Physiotherapy Associates (Exton, PA) has begun implementation of its PLEXIS Claims Manager (PCM) software, which shall be used across the company to help facilitate greater automation and ensure ICD-10 compliance within its payer operations/cost containment division. While Physiotherapy Associates is a nationwide provider of outpatient rehabilitation practices, it also contracts with large payers to manage risk associated with rehabilitation services. For this line of business, Physiotherapy Associates has used a claim processing solution developed by a software vendor that has been out of business for a number of years, requiring its own internal I.T. department to support the software. Since the software cannot support ICD-10 requirements related to processing healthcare claims, a new system was needed, which prompted Physiotherapy Associates to conduct a system vendor search in late 2012 and throughout much of 2013.

“What we saw in PLEXIS was a vendor that fully understood our business and demonstrated a system solution and flexible pricing options that met our particular business needs,” said Susan Hoeflich, Vice President, Contracting and Payer Relations, Physiotherapy Associates. The ability to leverage its current Microsoft SQL Server environment for installing the PCM software was also an important consideration, as this will allow Physiotherapy Associates to minimize the level of effort required by its I.T. department to facilitate the implementation and support the PCM system. The end result will mean ICD-10 compliance and additional efficiency for the organization, allowing Physiotherapy Associates to not only maintain its current managed risk business, but also provide the capability to expand this business and scale its claim processing operations, all while having peace of mind that its new system software will be supported by a vendor which has been successfully supporting similar types of organizations for over fifteen years.

“We are very excited to include Physiotherapy Associates as a new PLEXIS customer,” said Jorge Yant, President and CEO of PLEXIS. “PLEXIS has a rich history of serving specialty cost containment organizations across the United States, and we are happy to be able to share our experience and system capabilities with such a great organization.”

About Physiotherapy Associates

Physiotherapy Associates selects the best clinicians and practices to join its ever-expanding network of providers. It is the only national provider solely dedicated to outpatient rehabilitation and orthotics and prosthetics services. Custom therapy programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of its patients, of which millions are served each year across the company’s 575 locations in 30 states. Additionally, the company manages full-risk contracts with healthcare payer organizations and large employers, providing cost savings and increased patient satisfaction for managed health plan members. For more information, please call toll free (800) 793-5464 or visit Physiotherapy Associates.

 

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