Claims Review

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Challenge

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other machine learning technologies are rapidly becoming a major ingredient in modern healthcare IT systems. Payers, providers, and pharmaceutical companies are all seeing applicability in their areas and are taking advantage of ML today. However, bringing the ML system into the production is often a challenge for many organizations. Development of such systems can be time consuming, expensive and very often with hard to predict outcomes. Finding a way to quickly and cost efficiently develop, test, evaluate and deploy ML solutions is a goal for many organizations that realize the potentials and benefits of these technologies.
RPM and Telehealth

OPPORTUNITY

By leveraging various publicly available and production ready API’s, we were able to create a proof of concept of an NLP solution in less than a week. Our PoC was an NLP application for extracting and categorizing medical and PHI information from physician notes.

By using the Box Cloud Content Management platform with its Skills module and configurable and user friendly Workflows, we were able to quickly utilize Amazon Comprehend Medical solution and custom business logic module.

VICERT SOLUTION

Claim records selected for review are exported in a suitable file format and uploaded to the Box CCM. Box Skill processes the claim and orders the medical chart and physician note for that claims form the vendor.

When physician note is uploaded to the Box CCM by the vendor, it is processed by Box Skill and Amazon Comprehend Medical to extract all relevant medical information. This information is stored in file’s metadata and compared with the claim’s data.

In case of comparison discrepancies, a task is created in Box Workflow and assigned to the user for manual review and resolution.

High Level Architecture

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Provider A provider of a service who sent the claim for processing.
Vendor A vendor responsible for providing the medical charts and physician notes for claim review.
RA/RI Database Internal database used to store the claim, member and provider information.
Provider Claim Review App The application that enables a user to review the selected set of claims and compare the claim data with notes data.

Once the physician note is uploaded to the Box CCM platform by the chart vendor, it is processed by another Box Skill which invokes Amazon Comprehend Medical service in order to extract the structured information of diagnoses, symptoms, signs, medications, treatments and procedures that apply to a given patient record.

Larger EHRs such as Epic, Cerner, etc, have great support networks. Depending on your value as a customer, you will receive more or less support for direct integration. With a lot of smaller EHRs, migration or integration can become almost a political struggle. This is why having an experienced vendor that already knows the system (and people) can help you tremendously.

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