There's no doubt that healthcare technology has evolved drastically over the last 10 years, but it's easy to forget just how far the industry has come.
Following other industries, there will come a day in the next decade when artificial intelligence (AI) is so nuanced and complex, that AI will be able to solve many of our health care system's challenges. However, today is the day for AI assistance, as developments in AI technology for healthcare continue to mature. The health care [...]
In many organizations, audits are done simply to check off the box to satisfy Compliance, the board of directors or trustees. However, progressive organizations understand that auditing can be a valuable tool for improving operational performance. The stability of health care revenue cycle management is subject to government policy, market fluctuations, and a number of [...]
By Nancy Hirschl, BS, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Vice President, HIM Services, Streamline Health, Inc.No matter the size of your organization, compliance is complicated. At times, it can seem like a balancing act between managing risk and protecting revenue. Lean too far in one direction and the organization could be in jeopardy - go too far [...]
By Nancy Hirschl, BS, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Vice President of HIM Services, Streamline Health, Inc. The way code auditing is performed at hospitals and other health care facilities is in need of a change. In many cases, major providers still use spreadsheets to manually track audit data. This antiquated method is time consuming, inefficient, susceptible to human error [...]
As hospitals increase their focus on reducing costs and increasing margins, resource/capacity utilization in the OR is an obvious opportunity to create efficiencies and optimize revenues.
Securing your hard-earned revenue is crucial to the overall financial health of your healthcare organization, and when it comes to audit management, prevention is the key to long term health.