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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: [...]

Accurate coding and quality measure reporting: why you need both to maximize revenue in the short- and long-term

By |2020-08-11T22:31:04+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Coding, HIM|Tags: , , , , , |

Trish Wharton, RHIA Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Streamline Health Let’s face it. If you look past the countless providers making a positive impact on patients’ lives every day, healthcare is essentially a business. And in order to serve its core mission of delivering quality care to its community, that business needs to be financially viable. [...]

Why automated coding analysis improves revenue integrity – ‘Amazon.com style’

By |2020-08-11T22:29:40+00:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Coding Compliance, Revenue Integrity|Tags: , , , , |

By Julius Blum Vice President – Solutions, Streamline Health, Inc. The giant online retailer Amazon.com recently announced it may soon introduce machines to box up 600-700 customer orders per hour in an effort to speed up delivery times. That’s a whopping four to five times the rate of a human. These machines could be a [...]

Denials Management Poses A Unique Challenge for Behavioral Health Providers

By |2020-08-11T22:19:20+00:00July 13th, 2017|Categories: Coding Compliance, Streamline Health|Tags: |

By Kevin O'Neill Client Account Executive, Streamline Health, Inc. As a Client Account Executive working in HIT, I’m well aware of the challenges that providers face when preparing and submitting claims for their services. However, my first encounter with this occurred well before my professional life began. While still a teenager, a relative was receiving [...]

Reduce the Risk with this Streamlined Auditing Solution

By |2020-08-11T22:03:35+00:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: Streamline Health|Tags: , |

By Nancy Hirschl, BS, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Vice President, HIM Services, Streamline Health, Inc.   For healthcare providers, limiting regulatory and financial risk associated with coding and billing is a core component of organizational compliance.  Risks to the mid-revenue cycle can appear in the forms of undercoding, where appropriate revenue is not captured and money [...]

Healthcare Leaders Must Recognize the Power of the Consumer

By |2020-08-11T20:57:47+00:00July 31st, 2014|Categories: Healthcare Industry|

More and more, healthcare is becoming a consumer-driven environment. Thanks to provisions found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the industry is shifting from volume-based to value-based models of reimbursement. And with the establishment of the health exchanges, patients are being given even more choices when it comes to selecting coverage that most suits their budget and needs. Additionally, websites offering ratings of facilities and individual physicians are giving healthcare a consumer feel to match other industries.

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