|[January 21, 2014]
NextGen Healthcare Empowers Providers for Successful ICD-10 Transition
HORSHAM, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality
Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare
information systems and connectivity solutions announced its NextGen®
Ambulatory EHR version 5.8 solution meets the latest ICD-10
standards. The Company also announced a variety of resources to help
both clients and non-clients successfully transition to ICD-10.
In March 2013, NextGen (News - Alert) Healthcare became one of the first Electronic
Health Record (EHR) vendors in the nation to achieve ONC-HIT 2014
Edition certification as a complete EHR, for both ambulatory and
inpatient settings. This certification included meeting criteria for
both ICD-10 and Meaningful Use Stage 2.
The transition to ICD-10 has a substantial impact on documentation of
clinical care, physician productivity and practice reimbursement, and
successful transition requires coordination between providers and their
"We realize the complexity of ICD-10 and the challenges facing providers
as they transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure coding.
This transition can potentially have a devastating effect on the
financial health of U.S. healthcare providers," said Michael
Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen
Healthcare. "To aid in mitigating that risk, we have developed ICD-10
compliant, Meaningful Use Stage 2-ready solutions and significant
resources to help our clients succeed. Sharing some key educational and
testing portions of our ICD-10 transition solutions and knowledge with
the industry supports our long-term strategic direction toward a more
open and accessible suite of solutions."
In addition to its client-specific programs, NextGen Healthcare clients
and all other interested health IT stakeholders seeking ICD-10
transition support will now have access to the following NextGen
Healthcare ICD-10 transition educational resources and tools:
Free Webinar Series: Get
on track for ICD-10! A new monthly webinar series where industry
experts will address key elements of preparation and implementation.
ICD-10 easier! The basics of ICD-10 versus ICD-9 are provided
easily with tips on how to get control of tens of thousands of new
codes; dual coding; and, code mapping as well as how to determine EHR
Comparison Testing Tool:
The NextGen Healthcare ICD-9/ICD-10
Comparison Utility is an educational and testing tool used by
providers to help familiarize themselves with the mapping of ICD-10
codes to the ICD-9 codes most commonly used on a day-to-day basis. The
ICD-9/ICD-10 Comparison Utility allows for the analysis of the 837
claim file, providing a snapshot of current billing using ICD-9 and
the impact of changing to ICD-10 codes.
"The transition to ICD-10 is a challenging process for every provider
and healthcare facility in the nation, and we want to help clients and
non-clients alike ensure a seamless, easy and successful transition,"
added Lovett. "As an industry leader, NextGen Healthcare is taking many
steps to help providers stay calm and succeed with ease."
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Quality Systems (News - Alert), Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and
financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for
ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more
information, please visit www.nextgen.com
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Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including
but not limited to those statements made by Michael Lovett related to
ICD-10 and the Company's future products and offerings, and developments
and trends in the healthcare industry. These statements are based on
current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove
inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results
could vary materially from the Company's expectations and projections.
Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those
described in the forward-looking statements include the possibility that
products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the impact of
incentive payments under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on
sales and the ability of the Company to meet continued certification
requirements; the development by competitors of new or superior
technologies; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and
service introductions, development and product upgrade releases;
undetected errors or bugs in our software; changing economic, political
or regulatory influences in the healthcare industry; availability of
third-party products and components; competitive pressures including
product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; the Company's
ability or inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; possible
regulation of the Company's software by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration; and general economic conditions. Additional risks
and uncertainties are set forth in the Company's public filings with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under
the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The
Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these
forward-looking statements except as required by law.
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