Infographic: ICD-10 Could Help Track Ebola Outbreak

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As the Ebola outbreak heightens after a Dallas nurse was diagnosed with the virus after caring for Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan before he died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital reveals a brewing public health concern. Currently, there is no specific ICD-9 code for Ebola and is classified as 078.89, Other specified diseases due to viruses.  The lack of specificity in patient data limits the U.S.'s ability to immediately track and respond to the Ebola outbreak from a public health
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Sytrue Partners with XIFIN to Improve Billing Practices & Enhance Reimbursement

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SyTrue, Inc., a healthcare information services provider and developer of proprietary technologies used to translate unstructured medical data into useable clinical information, announced today it has entered into a multi-year agreement with XIFIN Inc., a leading provider of financial and health economic optimization solutions for diagnostic service providers. The three-year agreement initially supports two service areas: First, XIFIN will use SyTrue’s innovative patent-pending technologies
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ICD-10: Bracing for Minimal Disruption to Your Healthcare Organization

ICD-10 Bracing for Minimal Disruption to Your Healthcare Organization

ICD-10 is the largest healthcare mandate in history: Are You Ready? Many in healthcare are focused on meeting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, but ask clinicians and they will tell you it is the upcoming conversion to ICD-10 that has their undivided attention. Why? - The precision documentation requirements are exponentially higher than what was required by ICD-9 - For the first time, ICD-10 puts the responsibility for accurate coding solely in the hands of the physician. -
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Nuances Launches Clintegrity 360 Compliance Services at AHIMA 2014

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Today at AHIMA, Nuance announced the expansion of its healthcare consulting services to help organizations more holistically respond to compliance, physician engagement, ICD-10, and shifting payment models. The newest offering, Clintegrity 360 | Compliance Services, provides the management tools and training required to effectively monitor complex coding requirements, and leverage technology to avoid issues that may affect the reliability of hospital reimbursement. Nuance Clintegrity 360 |
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WEDI Survey Reveals ICD-10 Delay Negatively Impacted Provider Readiness

WEDI Survey Reveals ICD-10 Delay Negatively Impacted Provider Readiness

The ICD-10 delay to October 1, 2015 has negatively impacted provider progress causing two-thirds of providers to slow down efforts or place them on hold altogether, according to recent Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) industry preparedness survey results. The survey reveals that while the ICD-10 delay was supposed to provide healthcare organizations more time to be prepared to the ICD-10, many organizations are failing to take advantage of the additional time. 
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M*Modal Unveils New ICD-10 Provider Coding Services

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  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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