Exploring the future of the physician query.
Artifact Health and PwC US Team to help physicians and hospitals improve the accuracy of coded data
The relationship brings PwC’s top-ranked CDI advisory services together with Artifact Health’s mobile physician query platform to enhance the accuracy of physician and hospital payment and quality.

Artifact Health Inc., a leading innovator in physician-centric clinical documentation improvement (CDI) solutions, and PwC US, a professional services firm, today announced a collaboration to help physicians and hospitals drive high-quality documentation, proper reimbursement and more accurate publicly-reported quality outcomes. The collaboration leverages PwC’s extensive CDI expertise and proprietary Physician Query Tool Kit to deliver compliant clinical questions to physicians via Artifact Health’s cloud-based query management and education platform, integrated with hospital and practice EMR systems.

"Answering documentation-related queries is a time-consuming, multi-step process for physicians," said Shannon O’Shea, principal at PwC . "If together PwC and Artifact Health can make it easier and faster for physicians to respond compliantly to clinical questions from hospital CDI specialists and medical coders, the quality and accuracy of the patient record may improve, which benefits hospitals, physicians and patients."

Artifact Health and PwC, both with deep experience in CDI and coding workflows, are collaborating to streamline the physician query process. Combining their capabilities, Artifact Health and PwC have the potential to enable physicians across the country with a HIPAA-compliant mobile app that gives hospitals and practices a huge edge in improving the accuracy of coded claims data.

"Physicians still wonder why efficient, convenient and easy-to-use technology is not available to them," said Marisa MacClary, CEO of Artifact Health. "Artifact Health and PwC will help improve ICD-10 data integrity that supports accurate reimbursement and quality scores for physicians and hospitals by delivering professional clinical content within technology that physicians find enjoyable to use."

About Artifact Health
Artifact Health streamlines the physician query process to help hospitals and physician practices improve the quality of patient medical records and the accuracy of coded data for proper reimbursement and quality reporting. A mobile interface makes it easier for physicians to respond to queries anytime, anywhere. Artifact works alongside existing CDI software and integrates with EMR systems so that physician responses generate addenda in the record. For more information, please visit www.artifacthealth.com.

About PwC US
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