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, [...]
A new program from CMS, called Meaningful Measures, could be a crucial step toward reducing regulatory burden and putting more focus on patients. It’s also ups the ante on coding and documentation accuracy.
Revenue cycle systems rely on a web of data systems, yet crucial disconnects can unnecessarily hinder performance and results.
Ten years ago, not many hospital administrators would list revenue integrity as a major concern, but today the concept is more important than ever.
From improving revenue to developing new cures for ailments, AI is here to stay - and that's a good thing.
There's no doubt that healthcare technology has evolved drastically over the last 10 years, but it's easy to forget just how far the industry has come.
Following other industries, there will come a day in the next decade when artificial intelligence (AI) is so nuanced and complex, that AI will be able to solve many of our health care system's challenges. However, today is the day for AI assistance, as developments in AI technology for healthcare continue to mature. The health [...]
By Nancy Hirschl, BS, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Vice President, HIM Services, Streamline Health, Inc. No matter the size of your organization, compliance is complicated. At times, it can seem like a balancing act between managing risk and protecting revenue. Lean too far in one direction and the organization could be in jeopardy - go [...]
By Nancy Hirschl, BS, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Vice President of HIM Services, Streamline Health, Inc. The way code auditing is performed at hospitals and other health care facilities is in need of a change. In many cases, major providers still use spreadsheets to manually track audit data. This antiquated method is time consuming, inefficient, susceptible to human [...]