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Fremont, CA, United States, 2011/06/13 - Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) announced that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has selected Infosys’ iTransform™ product suite to be part of a national purchasing arrangement for ICD-10 transition. NYSE: INFY
• Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) announced today that after a rigorous and competitive selection process, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has selected Infosys’ iTransform™ product suite to be part of a national purchasing arrangement for ICD-10 transition. Proactively addressing the need to transition to ICD-10 by October 2013, BCBSA sought to offer a group sourcing solution to member companies. iTransform offers a complete suite of products and capabilities that address the varying needs of the 39 Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) health plans nationwide.
• Beginning immediately, BCBS companies will have the option to access Infosys solutions, tools and expertise for group pricing to ensure a rapid and smooth ICD-10 transition. The iTransform suite is robust, feature-rich, user friendly and has the flexibility to customize. The Infosys iTransform product suite includes the following:
o iTransform™ ICD Mapping+ is a software tool that enables the creation of custom relationships between ICD codes within and outside the boundary of GEMS mapping. The tool contains thousands of out-of-the-box conversion rules and provides a web-based user interface to customize rules.
o iTransform™ Payout Simulator provides out-of-the-box tools to review payments at different levels and uses historical claim data to simulate and compare claim payments between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.
o iTransform™ Impact Analyzer evaluates the impact of ICD-10 on systems and databases by searching for impact through assignments and propagation of data. The tool classifies and summarizes impact points and generates customized reports by running SQL queries.
o iTransform™ Code Helper is a ready-to-deploy application that offers code hierarchy and a series of dropdown options to select the right code. The tool aims to enhance the productivity of coders and increases the accuracy of the coding process.
• BCBS member companies will be able to pick and choose components based on their unique needs, saving time and money by accelerating the transition, it also ensures minimal disruption safeguarding against risk.
• Eric Paternoster, CEO, Infosys Public Services "Infosys is proud to have the opportunity to assist BCBS plans with ICD-10 transition. Our deep domain expertise and ability to accelerate the ICD-10 process with minimal disruption offers member plans the opportunity to quickly maximize the benefits of compliance."
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