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So far Streamline Health has created 10 blog entries.

Accurate coding and quality measure reporting: why you need both to maximize revenue in the short- and long-term

By |2019-06-20T16:44:58+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Coding, HIM|Tags: , , , , , |

Trish Wharton, RHIA Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Streamline Health Let’s face it. If you look past the countless providers making a positive impact on patients’ lives every day, healthcare is essentially a business. And in order to serve its core mission of delivering quality care to its community, that business needs to be financially viable. [...]

Why automated coding analysis improves revenue integrity – ‘Amazon.com style’

By |2019-05-28T20:19:43+00:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Coding Compliance, Revenue Integrity|Tags: , , , , |

By Julius Blum Vice President – Solutions, Streamline Health, Inc. The giant online retailer Amazon.com recently announced it may soon introduce machines to box up 600-700 customer orders per hour in an effort to speed up delivery times. That’s a whopping four to five times the rate of a human. These machines could be a [...]

Denials Management Poses A Unique Challenge for Behavioral Health Providers

By |2017-07-13T17:16:27+00:00July 13th, 2017|Categories: Coding Compliance, Streamline Health|Tags: |

By Kevin O'Neill Client Account Executive, Streamline Health, Inc. As a Client Account Executive working in HIT, I’m well aware of the challenges that providers face when preparing and submitting claims for their services. However, my first encounter with this occurred well before my professional life began. While still a teenager, a relative was receiving psychiatric [...]

Reduce the Risk with this Streamlined Auditing Solution

By |2017-04-27T17:46:35+00:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: Streamline Health|Tags: , |

By Nancy Hirschl, BS, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Vice President, HIM Services, Streamline Health, Inc.   For healthcare providers, limiting regulatory and financial risk associated with coding and billing is a core component of organizational compliance.  Risks to the mid-revenue cycle can appear in the forms of undercoding, where appropriate revenue is not captured and money [...]

Healthcare Leaders Must Recognize the Power of the Consumer

By |2016-01-04T16:01:50+00:00July 31st, 2014|Categories: Healthcare Industry|

More and more, healthcare is becoming a consumer-driven environment. Thanks to provisions found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the industry is shifting from volume-based to value-based models of reimbursement. And with the establishment of the health exchanges, patients are being given even more choices when it comes to selecting coverage that most suits their budget and needs. Additionally, websites offering ratings of facilities and individual physicians are giving healthcare a consumer feel to match other industries.

Streamline Represented on Industry Roundtable

By |2016-01-04T16:03:25+00:00June 11th, 2014|Categories: Healthcare Industry|

Recently, Health Management Technology hosted a roundtable discussion featuring David Fletcher, Streamline’s director of solution development, as part of the publication’s newly launched Exclusive Conference Call Series. Centered on Big Data Analytics, the conversation also featured Dr. Stephen Ober, chief medical officer of Emdeon, and Bimal Naik, chief client officer of CitiusTech.

Optimizing the Management of “Big Data”

By |2016-01-04T16:04:12+00:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence, Healthcare Industry|

Healthcare organizations have been working with large amounts of data for many years, and while the term big data is generating a buzz within the industry, the concept is far from new. Due to the rise in the prevalence and variety of healthcare IT systems put to use in hospitals, however, the sheer quantity of information being produced is reaching new heights.

Ensuring a Smooth ICD-10 Transition

By |2016-01-04T16:10:19+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Streamline Health|

Experts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimate ICD-10 will initially result in a decrease in cash flow and loss of revenue. Denial rates are expected to increase by 100 to 200 percent post-implementation—and healthcare organizations will likely feel the burn of declining payments for up to two years after the implementation.

ICD-10: Get ahead of the curve!

By |2016-01-04T16:11:27+00:00November 15th, 2013|Categories: Streamline Health|

The move to ICD-10 is one the biggest changes to hit the US healthcare system. Hospitals that carefully prepare for the change by planning six months to a year in advance; implementing solutions that will simplify coding, enable machine-readable documentation and facilitate data collection; and establishing training programs that include those systems will not only experience a smoother transition but also see a greater return on their investment.