San Francisco, CA and Baltimore, MD—Bay Area Hospitalist Associates, Inc. (BAHA) has adopted Salar Inc’s. flagship software TeamNotes™ and TAP to enhance clinical efficiency and charge capture through advanced digital documentation.
TeamNotes will transition BAHA from a combined paper and electronic documentation process to a consolidated and consistent electronic documentation and charge capture process across its entire customer base regardless of care setting. More accurate and complete documentation will both enable BAHA to provide better services to its clients and capture detailed documentation to support its own insurance billing needs under more stringent ICD-10 coding standards that go into effect in October of 2016.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with BAHA, one of the more rapidly growing physician service provider organizations in this market. As payment models shift from pay for performance to new bundled payment models in healthcare, we expect more hospitals to partner with organizations such as BAHA who provide Acute Care as well as Long-Term and Post-Acute Care services,” said Dan Schiller, President of Salar. “With more legible and comprehensive documentation, physicians can provide a more complete and compliant story about the care delivered to improve care through better communications at shift change, better notes for the entire care team and more meaningful communication at transitions of care. Billers will also be able to leverage clinical notes to improve accuracy of charge capture.”
Salar, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Clinical Solutions, a division of Constellation Software, Inc. and a leading provider of clinical documentation, charge capture and CDI workflow solutions for care providers across the continuum of care. TeamNotes and TAP Charge Capture v7.0 is an ONC Certified 2014 Edition compliant Meaningful Use EHR Module. Its web-based, mobile platform interfaces with any EMR and makes it possible for medical specialties to customize their own note templates and capture structured clinical data for quality reporting. Documentation, charge capture and coding become more accurate and the revenue cycle is optimized when clinicians are given CDI tools and information upfront at the point of documentation. For more information, please visit salarinc.com.
Bay Area Hospitalist Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of outsourced hospitalist services. BAHA physicians are Board Certified/Eligible in Internal Medicine and/or Critical Care Medicine with a primary focus on Inpatient Hospital Care and a rapidly growing focus on Long-Term and Post-Acute Care. Our team also includes Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Medical Scribes. We see our patients in the Emergency Department and follow them through the course of their hospital stay including the Intensive Care Unit, the medical/surgical units, Acute Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, Long-Term Care and Assisted Living. BAHA physicians coordinate patent care across the care continuum to provide quality care and reduce cost. For more information, please visit bayareahospitalists.com.