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Innovation + Collaboration = Great Results

By |2021-04-06T12:38:31+00:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Revenue Integrity, Streamline Health|Tags: , , , |

By: Deanna Kane Strategic Account Executive, Continuing Success Team member Streamline Health, Inc. As renowned Coding/HIM expert Nancy Hirschl often states, “Accurate coding is as much an art as it is a science.”  Most HIM managers would agree that accurate, compliant coding is driven by a rigid understanding and application of coding fundamentals, but it [...]

Dynamic Lists:
How ‘Googling’ your coded claims data could become a secret weapon

By |2021-04-05T13:30:32+00:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Streamline Health|Tags: , , |

By: Roberta Peters, MS, RHIA Vice President, Solutions Executive, eValuator™ Streamline Health In the Internet age, if you need information on anything, your first option is usually to use a search engine.  ‘Googling’ a topic is simply the easiest, and often most effective, form of initial research. But what if that simplicity could be extended [...]

Bracing for Impact: Understanding and Adjusting to the 2021 E/M Changes

By |2021-01-26T18:42:32+00:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Coding, Healthcare Industry|Tags: , , |

By: Pamela Moore, MS, RHIA, CCS, CRC Professional Services Project Manager Streamline Health The Greek philosopher Socrates once said, ‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’ Change isn’t easy—particularly in healthcare where it can have a cascading effect on people, processes, [...]

Staying Ahead of Regulatory Changes During COVID-19 and Beyond

By |2020-12-17T15:46:49+00:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Coding Compliance, Streamline Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Roberta Peters, MS, RHIA Vice President, Solutions Executive, eValuator™ Streamline Health Just when you start to feel moderately confident in your organization’s approach to achieving revenue integrity, changes come along that complicate your strategy. Regulatory and compliance changes add uncertainty to previously established processes, requiring organizations to scramble for a solution, either via training, [...]

HCCs and the Case for OP CDI: How Risk-Adjusted Care is Driving Change

By |2020-12-11T13:42:34+00:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Streamline Health|

By: Julius Blum Vice President, Solutions Streamline Health Healthcare providers are looking to improve documentation and coding for outpatient encounters as these services increase. For organizations supporting large Medicare populations, much of this increased focus has been on Hierarchical Condition Categories, or HCCs. These are central to CMS’s risk adjustment model for use in predicting [...]

The Biggest Challenge with Outpatient Coding: ‘You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know’

By |2020-09-09T14:14:21+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Coding|Tags: , |

By Nancy Hirschl, BS, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Vice President, HIM & Product Strategy Streamline Health Despite the relatively lower per-encounter reimbursements involved, outpatient (OP) coding can be more challenging than inpatient (IP) coding. OP coding often has more moving parts, unique constraints, and can require highly specific skillsets to support certain service lines. And just [...]

How Pre-Bill Technology Helps Optimize Revenue Integrity from Outpatient Care

By |2020-08-13T14:50:53+00:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Revenue Integrity|Tags: , , |

By: Julius Blum Vice President, Solutions Streamline Health Outpatient (OP) care has been growing dramatically as the move to value-based models encourages providers to shift inpatient care to lower-cost settings. OP visits increased by 47 percent between 2006 and 2015 while inpatient discharges decreased by nearly 20 percent during that same timeframe. At the same [...]

Creating your ‘New Normal’ for Revenue Cycle Management

By |2020-09-09T14:17:44+00:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Revenue Integrity|Tags: , , |

By: Tom Gibson Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Streamline Health While the COVID-19 crisis is still a significant factor impacting healthcare delivery, many providers are also exploring their options for the resumption of normal services in their facilities. Considering the impact the pandemic has had on operations, even an incremental return of elective procedures [...]

Optimizing Financial Performance during COVID-19 and beyond:
A Hybrid Approach to Ensuring Revenue Integrity

By |2020-08-11T22:34:01+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Revenue Integrity|Tags: , , , |

By Randy Salisbury, MBA Senior Vice President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Streamline Health Healthcare organizations nationwide continue to manage the disruption from the COVID-19 crisis. Hospital CFOs have seen an increase in costs due to drastic operational changes and greater patient complexity. They’re also bracing for a tremendous decrease in revenue due to the [...]

Minimize the Pandemic’s Impact on Financial Performance

By |2020-08-11T22:43:51+00:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Coding, ICD-10|Tags: , , , , |

By Nancy Hirschl, BS, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 TrainerVice President, HIM & Product StrategyStreamline HealthWith the dramatic onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS issued brand new ICD-10-CM codes to identify and reimburse COVID-based encounters, along with new—and subsequently adjusted— rules for using them.The sequence below captures the complexity of this unprecedented scenario from a medical coding perspective: [...]

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