To say that some people are passionate about ICD-10 is an understatement. One person who puts the passion into the mission is RelayHealth Financial ICD-10 Director Joshua Berman, who we cornered at ANI in Las Vegas for quick, unscripted video interview. Berman shares his thoughts on ICD-10 readiness, the deadline delay, and what healthcare providers should be doing now (not later). His advice: Don’t procrastinate – move forward and be ready.
Community Healthcare System (CHS), serving northwest Indiana, is composed of three non-profit hospitals that were all looking for technical help to improve the quality and cleanliness of their claims. Knowing that the registration process was becoming more and more complex, they sought a solution that would help their upfront staff both increase their registration data accuracy and allow them to apply their own custom rules to help solve downstream claims issues.
Quick show of hands: How many providers love the manual processes involved in authorizations?
Shifting financial realities are forcing hospitals to adopt new practices to keep the cash flowing.
As one of the most commonly used drugs in the U.S., acetaminophen serves as an active ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. It’s also one of the easiest to overdose considering that a patient has unfettered access to OTC versions. While acetaminophen’s OTC status lulls many patients into believing it’s nearly harmless, taking four grams in a 24-hour period has been linked over and over again to liver injury.
With the clock ticking toward the October 1st deadline for ICD-10, many providers still have a lot of preparation work to complete.
From the absolutely enormous exhibit hall to the wide variety of talks available during the conference, last week’s HIMSS provided a wealth of information and stimulation for new ideas.
For many organizations, HIMSS planning starts at the close of the previous year’s event —presentation submissions must be coordinated, vendors begin booth and marketing planning. For leaders of hospitals and health systems planning to attend HIMSS14, the anticipation of the pending annual event is probably just beginning to build. As a leader in your healthcare organization, how are you preparing to get the most out of HIMSS14?
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, a longtime leader in the field, operates 51 hospice programs nationwide and generates about $1 billion in claims annually. The organization works closely with RelayHealth to help get a handle on all this complexity and remain focused on its mission.
The need for hospice care continues to grow, and with this growth comes similar challenges faced by every other area of healthcare – escalating costs, dwindling reimbursements, and daunting compliance and regulatory issues. Read More
These days, the topic of big data in healthcare is all the rage in healthcare IT conferences, not to mention in boardrooms across the country. But what does big data really mean? What are its applications? And is there truly ROI in big data projects? Let’s start by addressing a few basic questions.