Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Partners with M*Modal, Enhancing Complex Medical Coding and Transcription Services in the Healthcare Industry
Published on July 8, 2015
Partnership unites two industry leaders, advancing coding and transcription services throughout the industry
Dallas, TX and Franklin, TN. July 8, 2015 — Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, the largest independent provider of technology and services to the healthcare industry, and M*Modal, one of the largest clinical transcription service providers in the U.S., announced today a strategic partnership to better serve the healthcare industry. The companies will leverage their global talent, resources and technology platforms to deliver high-quality, reliable and scalable coding and transcription services for the healthcare industry.
As part of the agreement, Anthelio will provide M*Modal with highly skilled coders and auditors to meet strong demand for coding and health information management (HIM) services in hospitals. In addition, Anthelio will leverage M*Modal’s Fluency for Transcription™ speech recognition and workflow platform – as well as M*Modal’s network of global transcriptionists and editors – to support Anthelio in meeting customer demand for high-quality clinical documentation. Finally, Anthelio will offer M*Modal’s front-end speech recognition solution Fluency Direct™ to its customer base, enabling physicians to verbally capture patient records directly in electronic health record system templates.
Working together, the two firms will provide “end-to-end” solutions and services needed to meet today’s multi-dimensional healthcare reform demands.
“There is a clear need to address the pressures our healthcare providers are facing with ICD-10 conversion, external audits/denials, lack of skilled coding resources and staffing issues,” said Asif Ahmad, CEO, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions. “Partnering with M*Modal not only promotes economies of scale desperately needed in the healthcare industry, it also expands our footprint in the industry to ensure ICD-10 readiness and compliance of other government mandates. Our strategic alliance will afford all our customers access to Anthelio’s world-class coding and auditing services, while at the same time give them the opportunity to utilize M*Modal’s industry-leading state-of-the art transcription and voice recognition solutions,” he concluded.
Together, the two companies bring decades of healthcare experience to the partnership. Anthelio employs over 400 certified healthcare professionals around the globe, coding over two million charts each year. M*Modal services and technology process the clinical documentation of more than 200,000 physicians every day. With innovative technology and a network of more than 8,000 transcriptionists globally, M*Modal delivers clinical documentation solutions to over 3,700 clients, including hospitals, clinics and physician practices.
“We are seeing tremendous growth in coding services, and are very pleased to be working with Anthelio to provide our customers with high-quality coders and auditors,” said Scott MacKenzie, CEO of M*Modal. “Accurate billing begins with accurate and complete clinical documentation. By partnering with M*Modal and Anthelio for transcription, clinical documentation technology, and coding services, HIM departments can ensure strong physician satisfaction, more complete patient information and higher productivity from the revenue cycle process.”
Anthelio is a leading provider of HIM outsourcing, coding, coding audit and transcription services. The company is the recognized leader in coding quality, and its coding services received the highest scores in Coder Quality by the eminent healthcare rating organization, KLAS Enterprises LLC, in their 2014 report. Anthelio employs hundreds of HIM professionals, including medical coders credentialed by AHIMA and/or AAPC. Anthelio has expanded its global footprint over the last three years including the addition of a new location in Mumbai due to significant growth and expansion in various service offerings including but not limited to coding, clinical documentation and revenue optimization services. The company currently codes nearly two million charts annually for healthcare providers from coast to coast, empowering them to provide quality care while Anthelio manages their coding backlogs, staffing issues, spikes in coding volumes and adherence to regulations. The company focuses on improving all aspects of HIM department performance for healthcare organizations and provides a full array of inpatient, outpatient, ED, lab, radiology, observation and clinical coding services.
The strategic alliance is a win-win situation for both companies, as well as healthcare providers. The goal of the partnership is to leverage the power of global collaboration by tapping into the proven strengths of two accomplished health information management service providers, ensuring sustainable value through lower costs, increased quality care and improved efficiencies.
About Anthelio Healthcare Solutions
Anthelio® is a driving force in the healthcare industry and is the largest independent provider of healthcare technology solutions to hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers. By provisioning hospitals in over 450 counties across the US with innovative solutions in the areas of IT, EHR, HIM, Patient Engagement, Enterprise Interoperability (EI) and Healthcare Analytics & Informatics (HAI) services, Anthelio impacts quality care to over six million patients. Powered by cutting-edge technologies and thousands of healthcare professionals with extensive clinical and operational experience, Anthelio drives high value for over 20,000 physicians and nurses in hundreds of healthcare organizations supporting their annual revenue of over $12 billion. Anthelio is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Visit www.antheliohealth.com for more information.
Anthelio Media Contact:
Pat Douglas 214-257-7000
M*Modal is a leading healthcare technology provider of advanced clinical documentation solutions, enabling hospitals and physicians to enrich the content of patient electronic health records (EHR) for improved healthcare and comprehensive billing integrity. As one of the largest clinical transcription service providers in the U.S., with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also provides advanced cloud-based Speech Understanding™ technology and data analytics that enable physicians and clinicians to include the context of their patient narratives into electronic health records in a single step, further enhancing their productivity and the cost-saving efficiency and quality of patient care at the point of care. For more information, please visit www.mmodal.clientcreative.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
M*Modal Media Contact:
Glen Haley 615-798-3511