Mediware CBOR Conversion Calculator’ Streamlines Claims-Based Data Collection

Chandler, AZ – January 17, 2012 – More than 5,000 outpatient therapy clinicians are utilizing a free tool on the Mediware website that will help them meet new coding requirements set forth by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

On Jan 1, 2013, CMS began accepting Claims-Based Outcomes Reporting (CBOR) with Medicare Part B Claim Submissions. On July 1, 2013, all outpatient facilities will be required to submit the data to CMS. Failing to submit the appropriate G-codes will result in denied claims.

Mediware’s CBOR conversion calculator will help prevent denied claims. The outpatient resource includes dozens of relevant outcomes tools to choose from. Users simply input the score that has been captured or the goal, which then translates to the appropriate modifier code published by CMS.

Website traffic skyrocketed in late November when the calculator launched. “Mediware focuses on being leaders in the healthcare IT industry and this is another example of being well ahead of the game. Our clients depend on this for regulatory requirements, so it was crucial for us to provide such a valuable resource that will make clinicians jobs easier, and more efficient,” said Michael Stevenson, MBA, PT, Director, Product Management, Mediware. Unlike most large health information systems, Mediware’s outpatient rehabilitation electronic documentation solution is already meeting CBOR requirements, relieving the therapist burden and financial risk of CMS’ new rule. The 26-year-old Company’s integrated charge capture can detect the appropriate G-codes and modifiers seamlessly without additional steps for therapists. The outpatient rehabilitation solution also tracks the 10 visit progress note requirement.

Mediware has hosted a variety of webinars on CBOR. It also hosts an FAQ featuring more than 75 questions on CBOR clarification from CMS. They are continually being updated with clarifications from CMS officials. You can email if you have any questions about the new reporting requirements.