Web site offers coding and payment info resource

A software provider recently announced the availability of "Insider Information," an Internet destination that gives regulatory information and interpretation on coding, classification, and reimbursement.

The Internet resource (www.hssweb.com) is an extension to the Web site of HSS, a Hamden, CT-based firm that specializes in software for coding, reimbursement, and profiling in hospitals, managed care organizations, and payers.

"Our current focus is facility-based inpatient and outpatient regulations on a federal level, as well as for numerous states. If you’re looking for information on Grouper changes, ICD-9-CM or CPT-4 updates, or modifications to payment methodologies, you’ll find the answers in the Industry Insights section of the HSS Web site," says Dean Farley, PhD, vice president of health care policy and analysis at HSS. "If you need access to the key economic indicators that drive reimbursement, you’ll find them in The Library. HSS even provides a portal to other important governmental and industry sites."

"The site is organized in a fashion that puts the information at your fingertips. You can browse high-level industry trends or drill down through regulatory analyses into the regulations themselves," adds Robert J. Leary, founder and CEO of HSS.