Regulatory News: PatientKeeper awarded patent for charge capture software

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PatientKeeper has been awarded patent number 7,110,955 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its charge capture software. The patent, “A Device for Automating Billing Reimbursement,” pertains to PatientKeeper’s use of a PDA (personal digital assistant) to automate the manual, paper-intensive process of physician charge capture. This software is designed to eliminate handoffs, save physicians time, improve the accuracy of billing, and increase revenue and cash collections.