Press Release: HCPro Partners with Artifact Health to Provide Compliant, Time-Saving Clinical Documentation Improvement Templates for Provider Queries
Partnership provides hospitals with extensive library of compliant, CDI physician query templates built into mobile platform

Middleton, MA and Boulder, CO - Artifact Health, which provides the first and only mobile platform that streamlines the physician query process, announced today that it has partnered with HCPro to provide and maintain a comprehensive library of compliant clinical documentation improvement (CDI) physician query templates. Artifact’s HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based platform engages physicians, CDI specialists and coders with an easier and faster process to drive improvements in hospital and physician coding accuracy and publicly-reported quality measures.

As an acknowledged industry authority in healthcare compliance for over 30 years, HCPro delivers information, education, training and consulting products and services that meet the specialized needs of the healthcare industry. Its team of renowned CDI educators—including Laurie Prescott, Sharme Brodie, and Allen Frady—have applied their substantial clinical and coding experience to the design of the template library, which will provide both compliance and process guidance so healthcare facilities can better capture the true complexity of their patient population.

The query template library will address critical areas of query practice, including:

  • ICD-10-CM/PCS coding classifications
  • DRG groupings
  • MCC/CC diagnoses
  • Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs)
  • Severity of illness/risk of mortality
  • And more

"HCPro is a pioneer in delivering high-quality information to support the ever changing needs of healthcare business," says HCPro chief product officer David Cella. "Collaborating with a leading-edge CDI solution like Artifact broadens HCPro’s mission to provide specialized, expert-reviewed content and education to the CDI community."

Typically, the query process is onerous and time-consuming for physicians. With Artifact Health’s mobile platform, physicians respond to a query compliantly in seconds, often with as few as three taps on their smartphone. Query activity is automatically tracked and reported, rather than manually recorded by CDI specialists and coders, and available in real-time dashboards and reports.

"This partnership provides a unique opportunity to extend HCPro’s deep CDI knowledge and expertise to physicians in a way that ensures high-quality, accurate clinical documentation of patient care," said Marisa MacClary, Co-founder and CEO of Artifact Health. "With Artifact, hospitals and health systems can immediately integrate HCPro’s standardized, compliant query templates and educational guidance into their physician query workflow to improve quality measure capture and reimbursement accuracy."

About HCPro
HCPro, a Simplify Compliance Brand, is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. HCPro is a pioneer in the delivery of Web-based information, resources and content on "The Business of Healthcare" to managers in the healthcare industry. HCPro developed a series of unique Internet-based solutions, including Web sites, online information centers, electronic product distribution, electronic site licenses, and strategic distribution alliances. See www.hcpro.com for more information.

About Artifact Health
Artifact Health provides the first and only mobile platform that streamlines the physician query process so hospitals can improve the quality of patient records and ensure full reimbursement for services. Already in use by thousands of physicians, Artifact simplifies a traditionally time-consuming, multi-step process allowing physicians to respond to queries anytime, anywhere in seconds. By shortening average physician response time to queries by 20x, Artifact helps CDI specialists and coders receive more accurate responses faster, which can translate into millions of dollars in revenue for hospitals. Visit www.artifacthealth.com to learn more.