Access Integrity Announces Debut of CPT® Tagger Technology

Access Integrity Announces Debut of CPT® Tagger Technology

Albuquerque, NM (December 2, 2013) Organizations looking for assistance with medical coding can now use the new CPT® Tagger by Albuquerque-based Access Integrity.

The patented, rule-based application searches and analyzes the text in providers’ notes in electronic medical records (EMR) to suggest highly relevant Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes for human review. The application cuts claim rejections, denials, and suspensions, reduces risk of compliance audits, and enhances coder productivity.

Access Integrity CEO John Kuranz says the new technology will fundamentally change medical coding. “The CPT Tagger application has the potential to transform the medical coding and billing landscape as we know it,” says Kuranz. “Unlike other EMR search engines, CPT Tagger is powered by a tried and trusted rule-based system and patented concept extraction software, which has been successfully implemented in the information technology industry for more than 15 years.”

CPT Tagger is part of the engine under the hood of several coding applications, including Medical Claims Compliance, IntegraCoder, Code-A-Note by Find-A-Code, and a soon-to-be-announced Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

“It’s important to recognize that CPT Tagger is not an automated coding system,” remarks Access Integrity chief taxonomist Kathryn Brown, R.N. “The application suggests highly relevant CPT codes for human review. It’s meant to be a computer assisted—not automated—solution for medical coding and billing. A human code is, and always will be, essential to medical transactions.”

For more information or to schedule a demo, visit the Access Integrity website at