M*Modal Unveils New ICD-10 Provider Coding Services

M*Modal Will Receive Approval to Emerge From Chapter 11

  To help the healthcare industry address medical coder shortages in advance of the ICD-10 mandate, while preserving accurate revenue realization, M*Modal today announced the availability of comprehensive outpatient medical coding services. M*Modal’s technology-enabled services program combines coding experts with advanced cloud-based solutions to deliver quality results with fast-turn-around time, enabling organizations to offload high-volume outpatient coding, increase productivity and
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Look Beyond Coding: Optimizing Your HIM Department for Value

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47 percent of hospital leaders plan to outsource their coding efforts by October 1, 2015, according to a recent survey of 650 hospital leaders by Black Book Rankings. Given the 21 percent national coder shortage by industry estimates, hospital CFOs must look beyond coding to optimize their HIM department operations to improve their overall efficiency.
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WEDI Releases ICD-10 Readiness Survey To Help Assess Industry’s Progress Towards ICD-10

WEDI Releases ICD-10 Readiness Survey To Help Assess Industry's Progress Towards ICD-10

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange has announced the release of an ICD-10 readiness survey to determine how well the healthcare industry is progressing towards the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation deadline. The survey results will be evaluated and compiled into a report for the industry. Providers, health plans, vendors and clearinghouses are invited to participate in
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Report: 88% of 200+ Bed Hospitals Outsourcing Their CDI Realized Over $1M in Savings

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88 percent of 200+ bed hospitals outsourcing their CDI currently report to have realized significant (over $1M) gains in appropriate revenue and proper reimbursements following the implementation of clinical documentation improvement program yet before ICD-10, according to the recently published Black Book survey. Additionally, 83 percent confirm quality improvements and increases in the case mix index. The survey of 650 hospital technology and physician leaders found outsourced coding and
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HHS: ICD-10 Transition Date Finalized for Oct. 1, 2015

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Yesterday, the HHS issued a rule today finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new ICD-10 transition date, according to a news release. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the health care industry additional time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on Oct. 1, 2015. The one year delay has financially impacted healthcare organizations costing an estimated range between $422 million for smaller providers and up to a
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6 Ways to Take Advantage of the Delay in ICD-10 Compliance

6 Ways to Take Advantage of the Delay in ICD-10 Compliance

William McElmurry, Senior Vice President at SoftServ Inc. shares six ways you can utilize the one year delay in ICD-10 compliance to your advantage. Those who invested early on in ICD-10 implementation may feel a level of frustration with recently signed legislation delaying ICD-10 compliance one year to October 1, 2015, but it may be a blessing in disguise. All organizations required to implement ICD-10 can take advantage of the delay, viewing it as an opportunity to re-assess their
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NextGen Healthcare and 3M Partner to Offer ICD-10 Education Program

NextGen Healthcare and 3M Partner to Offer ICD-10 Education Program

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it has teamed with 3M Health Information Systems to offer 3M’s robust, web-based ICD-10 Education Program industry wide. The agreement strengthens the arsenal of resources NextGen Healthcare makes available to aid both clients and non-clients as they successfully transition to ICD-10. Designed to help ease the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the 3M ICD-10
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Nuance’s Clintegrity CDI Generates $2.2M Gain in Revenue for Valley Medical Center

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Nuance's Clintegrity CDI generates $2.2 million gain in appropriate revenue and enables 11% improvement in Case Mix Index (CMI) for Valley Medical Center.  Nuance Communications, Inc. announced today that Valley Medical Center, part of the University of Washington Medical Center, has achieved higher levels of clinical excellence and gained additional revenue through proper reimbursements thanks to Nuance Clintegrity 360 solutions. Valley Medical has improved the quality of clinical information
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5 ICD-10 Areas that Should Not Be Delayed

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As healthcare organizations around the country struggle with the impacts of the latest ICD-10 delay, many are looking for ways to mitigate the financial and productivity impacts. Healthcare organizations can now take advantage of the additional time and refine their ICD-10 plans in such a way that minimizes impacts on productivity and reimbursements to more fully realize cost and quality improvements. Here are five ICD-10 areas that should not be delayed according to Wolters Kluwer Health: 
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