Optum™ Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Professional
Optum Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Professional is an enterprise-wide coding solution that improves and enhances the overall coding process. Combined with a customized coder workflow and Optum’s proprietary and patented natural language processing technology (NLP), LifeCode®, Optum CAC Professional is a premier solution for physicians, billing companies, and university medical centers. Optum CAC Professional helps physicians:
- Increase efficiencies by reducing manual processes to speed your revenue cycle
- Improve compliance through traceability
- Achieve timely, accurate, and consistent coding
- Expedite reimbursement through LifeCode automation
- Ease the transition to ICD-10
It's no surprise that CAC is gaining popularity in the health care industry as a powerful solution to help enhance coders' productivity. Computer-assisted coding automates the assignment of medical codes based on clinical documentation which saves human time and resources and improves accuracy. That translates to fewer denials which reduces rework, improves A/R, and speeds the revenue cycle.
Optum CAC Professional helps physicians reduce denial rates and accelerate payments so your organization can capture the revenue you've earned. In addition, its sophisticated automation can help you address the coder shortage and features embedded ICD-10 functionality to ensure you meet requirements well in advance of 2014 deadlines.
Why computer-assisted coding?
Optum CAC Professional is a cost-effective solution that can help you streamline your coding and reimbursement processes. Optum LifeCode can read narrative text, extract key medical facts, preserve the context of each fact, and apply expert rules that implement a variety of different coding and abstracting tasks. Our advanced technology reads physicians’ dictations and hospital cases to derive the proper and compliant reimbursable codes. The electronic, transcribed patient encounter is routed to OptumInsight’s data center for deciphering. The translation is sent to the coder for review. The resulting coding accuracy rate is higher than that of a human coder.
Who should use computer-assisted coding?
Optum CAC Professional, combined with LifeCode, is the most widely accepted computer-assisted coding product in health care today. Optum CAC was specifically built and designed for coders and coding managers to assist in addressing the difficulties and nuances of outpatient coding.
“Optum is very user-friendly and customer-service oriented. They are always prompt in responding to any questions and welcome feedback. Optum makes my life easier.”—Kristi Thompson, —Account Manager, Acadiana Computer Systems, Inc. coding department
Case Studies & Insights
Covenant Medical Group streamlines entire revenue cycle management processes Read more.
Acadiana Computer Systems, Inc. gains a 100% ROI on their radiology billing Read more.
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