A-Life Medical releases Actus 6.0

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Automated medical coding application developer A-Life Medical of San Diego said that it has launched the latest iteration of its Actus application, version 6.0, which features its new automated procedure mapping (APM) technology.

The patent-pending APM architecture has been integrated with the company’s natural language processing LifeCode technology to streamline the code-to-collection process, according to A-Life.

A-Life Medical's interventional radiology product will be the first application enabled with APM, the firm said.

APM displays an anatomical mapping from the dictated invasive procedure as performed by the physician, allowing the medical coder to visually review what was processed and interpreted by the firm’s LifeCode engine.

A-Life reported that Actus 6.0 has been upgraded with new functionality to increase speed to bill, reduce denials and accounts receivable days through rich feature functionality, such as multiple document display and real-time productivity analysis.

The company said that the combination of workflow and integrated toolsets delivers up to 300 percent productivity and performance gains for medical coders working in a variety of disciplines, including radiology, emergency medicine, pathology and other medical specialties.