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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