Tag: Health IT

AMA Releases Online Checklist for E/M Coding Services Transition

The American Medical Association issued a checklist for the transition to fundamental changes in evaluation and management (E/M) services, a medical coding process in support of medical billing which practicing healthcare providers must use to be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid programs or private insurance. The checklist provides a guide for physician practices, which already are […]
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Hospitals Looking Beyond EHR to Improve Revenue Cycle Performance

Over 60 percent of hospitals and health systems are not realizing optimal value from their EHR system, causing the organizations to collaborate with other vendors and outsourcing companies to improve revenue cycle performance. That was a finding from a new Navigant analysis based on an executive survey conducted by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), which polled 108 […]
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Advancements For RPA In Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are increasingly becoming conscious about improving costs as well as the quality of service to consumers. Technology is growing at an unimaginable speed and the impact it has on every sector is unfathomable. A report by Global market insights pegs the growth of the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market to reach $5bn by […]
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Three Ways to Facilitate Better Decision-Making with Claims Automation

Suggestions for conducting peer-to-peer appeals for denials management. Claims Automation has been a part of the workers’ compensation and auto casualty industries for years, but today, a large opportunity still remains to increase in the claims automation process. The future of automation in the Property and Casualty industry is not to replace jobs but instead […]
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Urgent Need for New Revenue Streams will Shape Providers Strategies

Building alternative revenue streams source will play a bigger role in healthcare providers’ strategies, according to a new study. Ninety percent of hospital and health system executives surveyed indicated that new revenue streams were an urgent priority expected to yield a return in the next three years, a new study from Boston-based Partners Health Care […]
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ICD-10 Coding Errors, Diagnostic Errors, Payment Reform. Coding Errors

New ICD-10 Codes will help Physicians Tackle Social Barriers to Care

A new collaboration between the AMA and UnitedHealthcare will work to address the social and environmental factors that affect patients’ health by standardizing data collection on their social determinants of health (SDOH) to help address individuals’ unique needs that often go unmet. The two organizations are supporting the creation of 23 new ICD-10 codes related […]
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Blockchain in Healthcare

How Blockchain Can Solve Healthcare’s Data Reconciliation Problem

The U.S. healthcare industry has a $1 trillion opportunity to cut costs and reduce waste, according to a 2015 Harvard Business Review analysis. While there are various areas waste accumulates, costly data reconciliation is a prominent problem for hospitals and health systems. Change Healthcare defines data reconciliation as “the process of compiling information across companies […]
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5 Ways to Ensure RCM Efforts Don’t Leave Money on the Table

A frequent knock on electronic health records has been that they’re just glorified billing systems that fail to provide enough clinical functionality to make a significant difference in quality of care. So it’s somewhat incongruous that a recent Black Book report on revenue cycle management (RCM) system adoption would say that 26 percent of hospitals […]
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