TruCode Encoding is a network system for desktops developed for the USA healthcare community. It enables medical personnel to stay up-to-date with the constantly changing coding* regulations and policies. The system assists in making the most appropriate medical decisions based on the patient’s complete history.
The system includes the following facilities:
*American healthcare system is based on a standardized set of health care procedure codes - Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
The customer turned to EffectiveSoft with the idea to develop an application for hospitals automatic calculation of medication costs and reimbursement based on healthcare coding system for indications, diagnosis, medical treatment, drugs, etc. As the customer had no documented requirements and was available for communication only via email and IMs, it was decided to apply Agile methodology to the project. The customer provided us with the coding reference and his vision of what should be done. The development of the application started from scratch and included frequent incremental releases, timely response to required changes, and QA support. Finally, we managed to satisfy customer’s objectives by applying best industry practices and technology expertise.
As for technical characteristics of the system:
The system we developed impressed the customer by high performance. It helps healthcare professionals achieve optimal levels of coding accuracy and coder productivity due to:
Since the US healthcare coding system continuously changes, the project progresses as well. Apart from coding reference updates, the development team works on UI enhancements and some new features to meet the needs of end-users.
Time & Material
More than 15 man-years
Software development team
User stories, test cases
Lines of code
Software Architecture, Rich Client Application
C#, SQL, .Net
Technologies & tools
.NET Framework 2.0, ADO.NET, MS SQL Server