News | November 3, 2008

Scottsdale Healthcare Implements Picis LYNX E/Point To Standardize ED Charging

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LYNX Medical Systems, a Picis company, today announced the implementation of its E/Point emergency department (ED) facility charging application at all three Scottsdale Healthcare hospitals. The system-wide implementation of the industry-leading E/Point software is expected to help Scottsdale Healthcare promote appropriate reimbursement through a standardized methodology for charge capture of their 120,000 emergency department visits per year.

"By using E/Point, we hope to better align our ED resource use with services provided throughout our three hospitals," said Nancy Hicks-Arsenault, system ED director, Scottsdale Healthcare. "E/Point is the catalyst to bring potential revenue and compliance together, which will help support our other ED initiatives." A pre-implementation analysis performed by the LYNX team indicated a potential revenue increase of approximately 25 percent by installing E/Point in each of Scottsdale's hospitals emergency departments.

"Based on Scottsdale's initial LYNXmark, a benchmarking tool, it has already increased its score from an average of 78 to 90 after implementation of the E/Point software," stated Mike DeTolla, senior vice president of LYNX Medical Systems. "The LYNXmark is an indicator of how well hospitals account for their resource use with services provided."

E/Point is a software tool that assists in the ED facility charging process. Its acuity-based methodology produces a consistent, compliant facility visit level charge assignment, reflecting patient acuity, services provided and resources used. Additionally, E/Point establishes an audit trail for each charge assigned.

To learn more about E/Point, visit or download a free E/Point online trial at

About LYNX Medical Systems, Inc.
LYNX Medical Systems, Inc., a Picis company, drives value in emergency medicine through industry leading revenue management solutions that promote financial health and compliance. LYNX software and services help health systems and hospitals improve emergency department (ED) clinical documentation, improve coding compliance, and promote accurate and consistent code assignment for appropriate reimbursement. LYNX clients maintain a consistent, documented and repeatable return on investment. Currently, LYNX serves more than 400 healthcare organizations, representing more than 18 million annual ED encounters.

About Scottsdale Healthcare
Scottsdale Healthcare is committed to being the healthcare provider of choice for the Northeast Valley. Led by a community-based board of directors, Scottsdale Healthcare's mission is to identify and meet the healthcare needs of our community and to meet or exceed our patients' expectations of service. A nonprofit organization, Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962 as City Hospital of Scottsdale. Today we serve the entire Northeast Valley and beyond through our three campuses, three hospitals, outpatient centers, home health services and a wide range of community health education and outreach programs. Striving to ensure that our residents and visitors have equal access to all system facilities, Scottsdale Healthcare participates in most major health plans. Our family of some 6,700 staff members and physicians representing more than 50 specialties are dedicated to healing and patient care. Supporting Scottsdale Healthcare's staff is a corps of 1,400 volunteers who donate more than 155,000 hours of service each year.

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