Codified data is the prerequisite for both health care billing and clinical documentation. Topics here include: ICD-10, the role of the HIM department in I.T. efforts, data formats and standards, participation in payer incentive programs and upholding regulatory requirements.
An analysis of 11.5 million electronic patient records in the United States has identified a significant number of people with undiagnosed diabetes.
With 328 days left until the ICD-10 compliance deadline of October 1, 2015, now is the time to get ready for the code switchover, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
As healthcare organizations start the countdown to the October 2015 ICD-10 compliance deadline, a majority in a recent survey say they are far enough along in the implementation process to conduct end-to-end testing. However, smaller organizationssuch as physician practicesappear less equipped to test. In addition, they are not aware of when their business partners will be prepared to conduct testing.
I began covering healthcare information technology more than 20 years ago, and I've always been struck by how much there is to learn, for all of us, as technology advances and healthcare evolves.
Stakeholders who see the ICD-10 finish line still are looking for tools to simplify cash flow.
Revenue cycle management products had a strong showing at this weeks MGMA Annual Convention in Las Vegas.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which historically has represented chief information officers, is expanding to also represent chief technology officers and chief application officers.
Computer-assisted coding applications have the highest projected growth potential among U.S. hospitals, according to the latest data from HIMSS Analytics.
While other industries have leveraged geospatial data, healthcare has yet to embrace the power of geospatial information systems (GIS) and analytics to improve outcomes, quality, access to care, and lower costs.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have discovered that physicians prescribe more antibiotics, often unnecessarily, later in a typical day than earlier.
The American Health Information Management Association on Monday kicked off its 2014 conference in San Diego with a call to stave off further delays in ICD-10.
Though vendors and health plans continue to make progress despite the one-year delay in the ICD-10 compliance deadline, providers are making little progress in preparing for the code switchover, according to results of a new survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
At a Sept. 23 meeting, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee heard a proposal to create an additional code for the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, a widely used tool for measuring neurologic deficit and a scoring system for stroke intervention.
CMS designates that a timely-filed NOE (Notice of Election) shall be filed within five calendar days after the hospice admission date. This applies to the NOTR (Notice of Election Termination/Revocation) as well. This regulation is effective for dates of services on or after October 1st.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking volunteer organizations for limited end-to-end testing for ICD-10 claims slated to begin in January 2015. Those wishing to volunteer for the testing must apply by Oct. 3 and will be notified of their selection by Oct. 24.