Throw away those spreadsheets
Code Focus provides an integrated view of every step of the coding–auditing–reporting process.
Code Focus is the key to leveraging your most strategic asset: real-time data.
Eliminate the silos, win back time spent on creating management reports, and improve data quality. Whether working at the hospital or remotely, Health Information Managers and hospital executives will have access to the same up-to-date information.
Create your own audit rules, configure multiple audit rules at once, target auditing with the click of a button, and more. Based on the auditing rules set by you, work queues are automatically created ready to be assigned to an auditor.
Code Focus transforms health information services operations to deliver quality workflows and processes through data transparency, consolidation and automation, supporting an efficient and impactful HIS department.
Real-time updates as episodes are coded
Code Focus provides the tools for a successful Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program.
Clinical Documentation Specialists can access the inpatient episode summary and begin building out the episode data by logging informal queries with clinicians, and identifying and finding missing or incomplete documentation, as well as suggesting codes to eliminate double handling by the coder.
The CDI impact report is a powerful tool to showcase a successful CDI program.
Code Focus enables targeted auditing by narrowing your audit results with concise audit rules.
Code Focus allows you to create your own audit rules using a combination of episode attributes. For example, utilise diagnostic codes and procedure codes, DRGs, ECCS, Specialties, Inlier/Outlier status, Length of Stay to flag episodes for audit, or choose other options from the extensive list of attributes available to Code Focus users.
With Code Focus, your audit work queues are created automatically and all information required to audit is contained in a single view, streamlining your workflow.
Code Focus retains details of DRG and coding changes and automatically calculates funding changes and differences, enabling historical review and insightful reporting.
Code Focus allows for education and learning opportunities through the coder-auditor-coder feedback loop.
With Code Focus, your team can work to a ‘first time right’ approach.
Coders and Clinical Documentation Specialists receive feedback in real-time within Code Focus, allowing team members to learn and grow as they use the system.
Code Focus maintains a full history of every coding change that takes place, including the user who completed the change and the date and time the change was completed. Code Focus users can add comments to codes to detail reasons for changes.
Coding users are able to login and access all this feedback to further their education and apply their learnings to reduce future errors. This provides a continuous education loop and increases the quality of hospital coding.
Code Focus displays real-time updates as episodes are coded.
This allows you to automate and streamline clinical coding allocation by setting up coding worklists using specialty, terminal digit, patient class, or any other attribute that is commonly used to assign episodes to coders. This means coders can simply log in each day and view a concise list of episodes to be coded.
Code Focus allows you to flag medical record deficiencies such as missing documentation, administrative issues, and clinical documentation integrity issues, in one centralised location. Code Focus also assists in queries management and storing of documentation query templates.
Use Code Focus to track the status of documentation queries, analyse commonly sent queries, and review clinician and specialty documentation performance.
Utilise the timesheet functionality to analyse time spent on different activities to help improve the efficiency of your department or identify the need for additional resources.
Code Focus gives you the power to make better business decisions.
With access to real-time configurable reports, Code Focus provides management tools for understanding your Health Information Services department and your hospital’s performance position.
Actively manage your budget, monitor departmental performance, and identify where staff require support or additional training.
As each episode is coded, Code Focus keeps a running total of your ABF budget vs actual budget. Hospital Executives and HIMs appreciate real-time access to these figures to assess hospital performance. Code Focus can also help uncover funding that was unable to be determined at the time of coding.
Code Focus is your go-to financial performance and KPI tool.