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Article Archive for July 2015

Insights Into Coding

July 31, 2015 – 2:04 am |
Insights Into Coding

When you hear the words “medical coder”, it is likely that visions of long numbers with various decimal points and letters dance in your head. In reality, that isn’t quite the situation. Mostly, a medical …

Interesting Timing

July 31, 2015 – 2:02 am |
Interesting Timing

The challenges of digitizing medical records have been around for quite a while now. Currently, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a crisis organization, is about to bring electronic health records (EHRs) to its new Ebola treatment …

Counting the Days

July 30, 2015 – 2:06 am |
Counting the Days

The recent decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that gives providers a year of no penalties for coding errors does not change the implementation of the ICD-10 coding classification. This isn’t …

Powerful Data for EHRs

July 30, 2015 – 2:04 am |
Powerful Data for EHRs

Big data is commonplace. It is no longer the new thing, as it is everywhere. The impact of these massive data sets multiplying at an unfathomable rate is no different in the healthcare industry. This …

Tick Tock

July 29, 2015 – 2:06 am |

October 1, 2015, and the final implementation date for ICD-10 is rapidly approaching. How ready is your organization? This interesting information came to from ICD-10 Monitor in their article, “IRFs and ICD-10: Know the Codes and …

New Career Opportunities

July 29, 2015 – 2:04 am |
New Career Opportunities

With the ICD-10 transition, more jobs in medical coding and billing are being created, and some creative thinking people are approaching the need in a new way. A pilot program by the Wounded Warrior Project …

Testing the Process

July 28, 2015 – 2:02 am |
Testing the Process

Clearinghouses continue to see an increase in payers willing to do ICD-10 end-to-end testing. ICD-10 testing is important to identify any potential problems prior to the implementation of the coding system in October of 2015. …

Digging Through the Details

July 27, 2015 – 2:02 am |
Digging Through the Details

Healthcare experts are offering a plethora of valuable advice, tips, and insightful opinions on a variety of subtopics related to ICD-10. How do you begin to sort through them? This interesting question came from RevCycle Intelligence …

The Financial Impact of ICD-10 Softened

July 24, 2015 – 2:06 am |
The Financial Impact of ICD-10 Softened

Come October 1, 2015, the 10th version of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical classification system — ICD-10 — will be used to code healthcare claims in the United States. ICD is short for International Classification …

Looking for Protection

July 24, 2015 – 2:02 am |
Looking for Protection

The upcoming ICD-10 conversion brings with it many challenges. Providers are putting in time and money to be prepared for the new coding set. EHR Intelligence brought this topic to us in their article, “Why You …

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