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Why a ‘penny wise, pound foolish’ approach to revenue cycle management doesn’t work

By |2021-07-26T14:01:49+00:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Revenue Integrity|Tags: , , |

By: Roberta Peters, MS, RHIA Vice President, Solutions Executive, eValuator™ Streamline Health We’ve all heard the idiom, ‘penny wise and pound foolish.’ It’s the idea that one can become so concerned with saving money in the moment that they fail to see the bigger picture and end up spending more money in the long run. [...]

How automated pre-bill coding analysis impacts clinical performance metrics and can boost CMS Hospital Quality Star Ratings

By |2021-06-16T13:39:26+00:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Coding, Revenue Integrity|Tags: , , , |

By: Roberta Peters, MS, RHIA Vice President, Solutions Executive, eValuator™ Streamline Health Consumers use Amazon to compare product reviews, Kayak to compare flights, and a whole host of other websites covering everything from car insurance to meal delivery services, all designed to help them find the best deal, which is to say the highest quality [...]

Is your revenue integrity strategy a catalyst—or deterrent—for your growth? Six questions to consider…

By |2021-05-18T14:39:40+00:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Revenue Integrity|Tags: , , |

By: Roberta Peters, MS, RHIA Vice President, Solutions Executive, eValuator™ Streamline Health Let’s face it. If there’s anything that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that change is hard. Really hard. In the blink of an eye, our worlds were turned upside down, and we were thrust into a reality governed by mask mandates and social distancing. [...]

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 [...]

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