October 15, 2008

Lynx Medical Signs Agreement With Alegent Health

Lynx Medical Systems, a Picis company, has signed an agreement with Alegent Health System to provide outpatient facility coding services to its five Omaha metropolitan area hospitals.

By employing Lynx coding services, Alegent Health expects to see accurate, dependable facility code assignment, along with standardization for coding, charging and billing throughout the five hospitals that Lynx will serve.

Rose Borghoff, health information management director at Alegent Health, said: "Lynx coding services will help us to better align our resource use with acuity in our emergency departments system-wide. With Lynx Medical Systems handling our emergency department facility coding, we anticipate increased compliance and record accuracy with our emergency department facility coding. We also hope to improve our coding and charging process in ways that better support our emergency department revenue management process."