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Michael Liss

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10 Steps for ICD-10 Readiness You Must Know

Posted on Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

There have been numerous delays to the implementation of ICD-10. These delays have caused untold frustration, -- but they have also created opportunities for healthcare providers and the organization that serve the healthcare industry. You now have time to readjust your ICD-10 timeline preparations. As an HIM Director for many years, I am offering a plan of action that may help you be prepared for the October 2015 deadline.

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Tags: ICD-10, Health Information Management (HIM)

The Importance of Physician Champions in the Transition to ICD-10

Posted on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Do you have a "physician champion"? You should. A physician champion who will support your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program and communicate the importance of an

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Tags: ICD-10, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)

How CDI Can Improve Your Cash Flow

Posted on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

The switch to ICD-10 is delayed, but not abated. With the new implementation date of October 1, 2015 will your organization be ready for the best possible transition? The best place to start is by analyzing your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program to determine the quality of documentation. Consider using you coder and case managers to identify educational opportunities for physicians and areas for improvement. Specifically, enlist the assistance of your case managers to focus on documentation trends across the board, and work with physicians who are your largest admitters.

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Tags: ICD-10, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)

The Key To A Good Night's Rest...

Posted on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ 06:23 AM

Now that the transition date for ICD-10 has been finalized – again! Don’t let concerns about severe reductions, or even the complete stoppage of your revenue stream caused by potential ICD-10 coding errors and slowdowns in your coding productivity keep you awake at night.

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Tags: ICD-10, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)

How ICD-10 Can Lead To An Improvement In Patient Care

Posted on Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 07:33 AM

For all the negative press ICD-10 has gotten over the past few years, it has the potential to have a tremendously positive impact on the quality of patient care. The new system will require more accurate clinical documentation, increase the amount of data collected, improve quality measurements, streamline claims processing, and ultimately improve the quality of care provided to patients.

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Tags: ICD-10, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)

ICD-10, Dual Coding - What Now?

Posted on Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

The delay in ICD-10 adoption has left industry leaders in a land of uncertainty. It is now a month later and the health care circuit remains abuzz with the billion dollar question:

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Tags: ICD-10

The Role of Predictive Analytics in Revenue Cycle Management

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

Healthcare billing service companies provide vital services to the medical industry; both hospitals and physician groups need their critical services. However, these billing service companies often experience their own operational pains in the form of ever-changing governmental regulations that make medical billing confusing and complicated. Other reimbursement mandates and collection regulations exacerbate the problems medical billing companies face.

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Tags: Data Analytics, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

The Unknown Unknowns: What you don’t know can hurt you!

Posted on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

This is a first in a series blogs that we believe presents an excellent strategic approach for achieving every healthcare provider’s end-goal during the transition to ICD-10 -- ensuring there is NO reduction or stoppage of their revenue stream. Our mission is to see a stronger U.S. healthcare delivery system come out of this momentous transition.

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Tags: ICD-10, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

Preparation is STILL the key for ICD-10

Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 05:43 AM

There is an upside to this second delay for ICD-10; we should use this time wisely! There will now be NO excuse for not being prepared in October 2015. This additional window of time presents an opportunity for U.S. healthcare providers to spend this period preparing for the significant impact that ICD-10 will bring. Many healthcare facilities were dreading the October 2014 implementation date; however, there is now time to prepare for the monumental changes this sweeping reform will precipitate.

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Tags: ICD-10, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), Medical Coding

This Is Like Deja Vu All Over Again

Posted on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

Thank you, Yogi; it’s happened again – Another ICD-10 Delay

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Tags: ICD-10