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Nuance Expands its Consulting Services with New Offerings for Hospitals and Health Systems

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Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) today announced it has expanded its healthcare consulting services that help organizations improve clinical documentation and coding accuracy, optimize quality outcomes and reduce risk of claims denials and penalties. The newest offering, Clintegrity 360 | Compliance Services, provides the management tools and training required to effectively monitor complex coding requirements, and leverage technology to avoid issues that may affect the reliability of hospital reimbursement.

“We’ve heard our clients’ growing concerns about compliance, physician engagement, ICD-10 and shifting payment models and we are here to help,” said Trace Devanny, president of the healthcare division, Nuance. “We’ve offered widely-successful consulting services for more than 20 years using proven clinical expertise, best practices and distinctive methodologies to help clients succeed. By broadening our consulting services, Nuance can collaborate more deeply with our healthcare clients as strategic partners to help them achieve their desired goals.”

Nuance Clintegrity 360 | Compliance Services provide a customized set of educational and analytical offerings that deliver actionable strategies designed to help an organization improve the quality of coding data and flag potential areas of regulatory noncompliance. This new service provides a team of Nuance consultants to review clinical documentation and the accuracy of associated codes, develop targeted educational programs for staff, and advise on how to consistently use technology to deliver appropriate and compliant ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for inpatient claims. This includes use of Clintegrity 360 | Compliance software, and Facility Coding solutions.

Additionally, Nuance provides specialized Clintegrity 360 | ICD-10 Education and Services, which prepare the organization’s coding workforce for more complex coding requirements while maintaining productivity and financial integrity. With the latest ICD-10 delay, many organizations are seeking educational courses to ensure that physicians, coders and clinical documentation specialists remain engaged in the transition and sustain their level of understanding through October 2015.

For more information on Nuance Consulting and Education Services, visit the Nuance booth #1105 at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2014 Convention and Exhibit September 27-October 2 in San Diego or request more information at www.nuance.com/for-healthcare.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit: www.nuance.com. Connect with Nuance on social media through the healthcare blog, What’s next, as well as Twitter and Facebook.

Nuance and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The statements in this press release relating to future plans, events or services, are forward-looking statements which are subject to specific risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward looking statements, including fluctuations in demand for the Nuance products, and the continued development of Nuance products. The reader is warned not to rely on these forward-looking statements without reservation, since these are simply reflections of the current situation. Nuance disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document.

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