| OneHealthPort Partners with Custom Coding
Books to Offer Coding and Compliance Resources to Healthcare
On-demand printing allow healthcare
professionals to automatically download a customized book
with only the codes and information they need
SEATTLE, WA -- April 30, 2005 -- Custom
Coding Books, a web site offering print and electronic coding
books and software, is now available through OneHealthPort,
a secure online portal that supports the exchange of business
and clinical information within the health care community.
In addition to its comprehensive selection of print coding
and compliance books and CDs, Custom Coding Books provides
healthcare professionals the unique ability to create their
own custom coding books on demand. Using Custom Coding Books'
innovative Custom Coder Application, healthcare professionals
go online (www.customcodingbooks.com)
and walk through a simple online process to choose the codes
and coding information they need based on specialty and geographical
location; purchase a Custom Coder™ book online; and
immediately download a PDF file to print and/or view from
any computer and/or PDA. Each book is automatically updated
whenever rules and regulation changes affect the information
in each book.
As part of the agreement, OneHealthPort subscribers will
receive a discount of 12.5% on all of Custom Coding Books'
already discounted products.
"Custom Coding Books is a nice addition to OneHealthPort's
selection of participating sites," said Rick Rubin, president
and chief executive officer of OneHealthPort. "Their
customized books are an excellent example of how technology
can simplify the lives of healthcare professionals."
Kelly Jorgensen, chief executive officer of Custom Coding
Books said,"We are pleased to offer special discounted
pricing to OneHealthPort subscribers. Our selection of coding
and compliance resources has something to offer every practice—whether
it's competitive pricing on well-known coding books and software
or on-demand printing of a customized coding book created
just for them."
On-line information is one of the cornerstones of the DimensionsTM suite of health care coverage products, which also provide members with greater choice and flexibility, and comprehensive care facilitation and disease management programs.
To protect the privacy of patient data, physicians and providers who access Premera's on-line information at www.premera.com will automatically be routed through OneHealthPort, a secure, password protected Web "portal" that verifies the user's authorization to view patient information.
"OneHealthPort will offer real efficiencies in reducing our transaction costs," said Richard Cooper, chief executive officer of the Everett Clinic – a 200-physician multi-specialty group practice in Snohomish County. "This new on-line resource allows doctors to get answers immediately. As a result, service to patients will improve and care delivery won't be delayed just because of an unanswered coverage question."
OneHealthPort subscribers can receive their discount by accessing Custom
Coding Books by going to the OneHealthport site at www.onehealthport.com
and clicking on the Custom Coding Books link from the home
page. There is no charge to register for or use OneHealthPort's
single credential which offers subscribers access to local
health plan sites, clinical sites, and administrative and
OneHealthPort was created by a coalition of health plans,
physicians and hospitals that joined together to build a trusted
community where business and clinical information could be
shared securely and simply. Their goal—improve the efficiency
and effectiveness of all parties by applying collaborative
information technology solutions.
The consortium of founders includes The Everett Clinic, First
Choice Health Network, Group Health Cooperative, Premera Blue
Cross, Regence BlueShield, The Sisters of Providence and Swedish
OneHealthPort offers healthcare professionals an easy and
secure way to access the provider sites of major local health
plans, hospitals and other valuable online service. Rather
than placing time-consuming phone calls or logging into several
different web sites, OneHealthPort users can gain access to
information from all participating organizations using one
common security solution. Subscribers register only once and
are issued a single digital ID that provides single sign on
across all participating sites. In addition, all parties within
the trusted community enter into a common contractual framework
that addresses HIPAA requirements and other information sharing
issues. Finally, OneHealthPort serves as a single source of
training and promotion to get online services adopted, and
About Custom Coding Books
Custom Coding Books is the online source for coding books—whether
traditional bound books shipped to your office, or on-demand
access of popular coding books you can download and use immediately.
Custom Coding Books' web site features the company's signature
Custom Coder™ product line and Ingenix' line of coding
books. For more information about Custom Coding Books, call
877-652-9093, or visit www.customcodingbooks.com.