MetaVision and F1RSTAnesthesia to be distributed jointly in the US
Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), the largest physician billing and practice management company in the US that specializes exclusively in the practice of anesthesia and pain management, today announced a partnership with iMDsoft, a global leader in hospital-wide clinical information systems.
ABC will offer the MetaVision Suite to its clients, including several thousand anesthesiologists and CRNAs, throughout the US. iMDsoft will offer ABC technology as part of its fully integrated end-to-end solution for the perioperative environment. The parties will develop an interface between MetaVision and ABC’s billing technology F1RSTAnesthesia to streamline workflow and improve outcomes. Included in this interface, will be an integration with a current ABC partner, ePREOP. A seamless and complete integration between ePREOP and iMDsoft is currently underway. This will enable ABC to provide their clients with all the ROI and Clinical Decision Support seen on the preoperative side with ePREOP in tandem with the robust intraoperative and postoperative benefits obtained with iMDsoft, an industry leader in AIMS services.
The MetaVision Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) builds on a decade of experience worldwide to support the entire perioperative workflow. It generates a complete and accurate anesthesia record containing all the information necessary for billing and features powerful decision support and analysis tools that promote patient safety, enhance quality initiatives, and facilitate cost containment, revenue capture, research, and compliance.
The federal government’s stimulus package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) allocated $ 36 billion for the development, deployment and use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) beginning in 2011. IMDSoft is pursuing certification of MetaVision modules as “qualified systems” within the meaning of the stimulus legislation. The legislation also requires end users to demonstrate “meaningful use” of a “qualified system.” IMDsoft has committed to help users of MetaVision extract the necessary data from the system to prove “meaningful use.” ABC will work with IMDsoft to give clients an opportunity to earn the certified EHR bonus as quickly as possible.
ABC offers complete practice management solutions to optimize operational and financial performance for anesthesiologists. ABC’s F1RSTAnesthesiaTM gives clients a powerful tool to convert clinical information into claims for reimbursement. The software supports electronic claims editing to ensure consistently high billing acceptance rates, and minimizes manual intervention in payment posting through direct remittance processing. Clients are able to access to the details of their practice, and to view trends securely online.
“ABC and iMDsoft offer a winning solution to the challenges posed by evolving reimbursement policies. MetaVision provides a complete billable anesthesia record while F1RSTAnesthesia streamlines the process of converting that rich data source into actual claims” said Phyllis Gotlib, CEO of iMDsoft. “With ABC’s impressive reach in the US and iMDsoft’s leading technology, I am confident that our partnership will translate into significant measurable financial benefits for hundreds of new clients.”
“ABC is delighted to work together with iMDsoft to bring customized solutions to the unique and turbulent anesthesia reimbursement environment. Both ABC and iMDsoft bring seasoned expertise to sequential processes in the reimbursement cycle” said Tony Mira, President and CEO of ABC “It’s a natural fit to bridge the gap between the two companies’ systems and enhance the services of each, resulting in unsurpassed benefits to our clients.”
ABC has partnered with iMDsoft and ePROP to customize a seamless, fully-integrated system, however F1RSTAnesthesia is still able to interface with any national AIMS system.