HealthCare Management Systems, of Richmond, Va., and CodeRyte Inc., of Bethesda, Md., announced today they have partnered to bring CodeRyte’s computer-assisted coding technology to HMS and its clients.

Under the agreement, a standard interface will be created to send medical codes from CodeRyte directly to HMS. The companies anticipate this will further streamline the coding process.

HMS, an ArborMed company, is a provider of healthcare billing software, services, and consulting.

CodeRyte offers computer-assisted coding and data extraction solutions for the healthcare industry.