Report: 66% of Providers to Focus on Improving RCM in 2016

Providers to Focus on Improving RCM in 2016

With the ICD-10 transition in our rearview, 66% of providers plan to focus on improving their overall revenue cycle management processes in 2016, according to the post-ICD-10 implementation survey from Navicure. Fifteen percent indicated they would be working towards a value-based care model while another nine percent are updating and automating patient collections strategies. Navicure and Porter Research deployed the survey in December 2015 as the final wave of a research study designed to
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KPMG Survey: Only 11% Consider ICD-10 Transition A Failure

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Only 11 percent of healthcare organizations described the ICD-10 transition as a "failure to operate in an ICD-10 environment," according to KPMG LLP survey. The survey of 298 attendees of the Nov. 9 Webcast, ICD-10: Just the Beginning, found 80 percent of organizations said the ICD-10 transition has proceeded smoothly. 28 percent stated the ICD-10 transition has been smooth and another 51 percent found "a few technical issues, but overall successful."  "While there seems to be a fairly smooth
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10 ICD-10 Codes Doctors May Need this Thanksgiving

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The updated ICD-10 coding system has brought clinicians very interesting (and, admittedly, slightly humorous) diagnostics entries. As the weather cools, the last leaves fall off the trees and tables get packed with food and family for Thanksgiving, it’s a good time to take a look at some of those codes that will have doctors and patients prepared (for anything) this year. The following infographic created by PatientKeeper compiles 10 Thanksgiving-themed ICD-10 codes that physicians’ should
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25 HIM Benchmarking Trends and Insights to Know

HIM Benchmakring Trends and Insights

As the healthcare industry embarks upon a post ICD-10 world, the landscape of health information management (HIM) is evolving. So how are HIM professionals responding to today’s current challenges such as ICD-10, coder productivity, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) and outsourcing? To gather these insights, ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals and himagine solutions, Inc. recently published their inaugural 2015 Benchmark Report: The Landscape of
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Relay Health Financial Processes $25B Worth of ICD-10 Claims

RelayHealth Financial ICD-10 Claims

Today, RelayHealth Financial released its ICD-10 claims volume numbers, and the results are impressive: $13 million claims worth more than $25 billion processed. With a rise in claims, the industry must focus on addressing the next hurdle: ensuring timely and correct reimbursement. To monitor those KPIs that are most likely impacted by ICD-10, many providers are monitoring ICD10Central.com. “From having our entire portfolio ready a full two years before the deadline to our comprehensive testing
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Frustrated Primary Care Doc Shares 9 Ways ICD-10 Impacted Patient Care

Frustrated Primary Care Doc Shares 9 Ways ICD-10 Impacted Patient Care

It’s been a full week since the ICD-10 compliance date took effect on 10/1. So how do doctors feel about patient care impact of ICD-10? SERMO, a social media network exclusively for doctors, asked members if the transition is taking their time away from patient care and the numbers overwhelmingly showed that it is. Out of nearly 200 members who responded to the poll, 86% stated it has impacted patient care while only 14% said it has not. Here are some more insights provided by some of the
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WEDI Extends Searchable ICD-10 Issue Reporting Database Post 10/1

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

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other industry associations and partners, announced its searchable ICD-10 Issue Reporting Database– originally launched in early 2014 as part of its ICD-10 Implementation Success Initiative – will continue operation after the transition to ICD-10. Through this
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Nuance Unveils Next-Gen Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation for ICD-10

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Today, Nuance Communications, Inc. has launched Dragon Medical Advisor, a next generation Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) solution that automatically provides real-time quality feedback to physicians while they are documenting patient encounters. This improves the completeness of clinical notes and helps provider organizations meet the impending ICD-10 requirements, justify medical necessity of care decisions, and support better patient care. Building on the work done in 2011
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e-MDs Talks How to Get Your EHR & Practice Through the ICD-10 Transition

Mike Liter, VP of Account Management & Implementation at E-MDs

Are you ready for the ICD-10 transition? That’s the question most healthcare providers loathe, as the October 1st deadline nears and the potential for major problems and productivity loss grows. No one knows how many hiccups and headaches the more than 64,000 codes will create—but having the right products in place can help you prepare—according to E-MDs’ Mike Liter. As Vice President of Account Management & Implementation at E-MDs, a leading provider in ambulatory electronic medical
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ICD-10 Readiness Survey: Only 43% of Providers Currently On Track

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Only 43 percent of healthcare organizations feel they are currently on track with their preparation, according to key findings from Navicure's fourth ICD-10 readiness survey. Navicure and Porter Research deployed the survey in August 2015 as the fourth wave of a research study designed to trend attitudes and behavior regarding the transition to ICD-10. The survey finds that majority (85 percent) are still optimistic they will be ready when the transition happens, yet more than half of
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