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Health Language Launches LEAP I-10 Claims Analytics Module at WEDI 2011 Fall Conference

Tool Enables Health Plans and Providers to Analyze, Simulate and Quantify Financial Impact of ICD-10 Using Historical ICD-9 Claims Data (October 24, 2011)

BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/11 -- Health Language, Inc. (HLI), the global leader in medical terminology management, announced today that it will introduce the claims analytics module of its LEAP I-10 tool at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Fall 2011 Conference being held Oct. 24-27 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Md. The module, which enables insurers and providers to analyze and simulate the financial impact of the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnosis and procedure code sets, will be demonstrated at the HLI booth.

"With the claims analytics module, managed care and provider organizations can use their real-world, historical ICD-9 data to produce and drill down into reports by individual diagnosis-related group, physician, hospital and inpatient and outpatient claim," said George Schwend, HLI's president and CEO. "The tool will give users valuable insight and visibility into how ICD-10 will affect their bottom line, helping them to identify, assess, and preemptively address potentially troublesome revenue variances associated with the migration to ICD-10. It also will provide the raw data that enterprises need to test their upgraded or new ICD-10-compliant information systems, which must be up and running by Oct. 1, 2013."

In addition to demonstrating LEAP I-10 and its claims analytics module at the conference, HLI will present "ICD-10: Data-driven Analytics and Conversion Best Practices" at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Constellation Ballroom A. Dr. Brian Levy, HLI's senior vice president and chief medical officer, will detail how HLI and its clients work together to create well-defined ICD-10 use cases and mapping decisions. He will also reveal representative ICD-10 conversion findings HLI has uncovered using real ICD-9 claims data from several national health plans, and discuss how payers can address them.

LEAP I-10 is an affordable, easy-to-use, scalable solution that simplifies the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10. It lets users make informed decisions about how to comply with and manage the challenging switch to ICD-10 efficiently and cost-effectively, without having to rely heavily on medical terminologists or IT professionals. LEAP I-10 is built on HLI's flagship product, the Language Engine®, which provides enterprise terminology management services such as standard and custom mapping, modeling, analysis and local content management for more than 180 terminologies and content sets including ICD-9, ICD-10 and CMS General Equivalency Maps (GEMs).

About Health Language, Inc.

Denver-based Health Language, Inc. (HLI) develops and delivers state-of-the-art software solutions that automatically incorporate medical vocabulary and coding standards into healthcare information technology applications. HLI's Language Engine (LE) allows centralized access to medical terminology standards and generates mappings to create a common pool of standardized codes and concepts that enhance patient safety, facilitate clinical outcomes analysis and accelerate reimbursement. It also provides standards for modeling, storing, updating and distributing information consistently for interoperability between hospitals, regions and countries. For more information, visit or call 720.940.2900.

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