Internal medical coders, vendors, or intelligent automation?

Whenever discussing domestic vs. off-shore medical coding, two questions naturally arise. What does “domestic” really mean? And how much offshoring is occurring? Estimates are likely low since regulators do not require disclosure of subcontracted offshore coders, though individual contracts may.

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10 machine learning conferences for healthcare professionals in 2020

AI and machine learning are becoming important topics in the healthcare industry. But it can be hard to know how to apply and implement these new technologies when your background is in the healthcare sector and not computer science.

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3 machine learning applications in healthcare

Thanks to advances in machine learning and the emergence of cloud computing, computer algorithms today are using human-like intelligence to perform high-level tasks with incredible accuracy at a massive scale. The increasing availability of digitized health data offers a major opportunity in healthcare for both discovery and practical applications. Let’s take a look at how this rapidly advancing technology can help healthcare providers streamline workflows, improve patient outcomes, and reduce administrative costs.

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Sessions that revenue cycle leaders won’t want to miss at HIMSS

HIMSS 2020 is canceled. As of March 5, 2020, HIMSS 2020 is now the conference we're all going to miss. 

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Top 10 revenue cycle trends for 2020

1. A move towards pricing transparency 🔍

There have been public calls for more pricing transparency in healthcare for decades, but limited public interest in an issue that few felt (or could even attribute) acutely. The explosion of high-deductible plans has turned those disparate sparks into a flame. 

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The difference between medical coding automation and computer assisted coding

We are often asked, “What is the difference between Medical Coding Automation (MCA) and the Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) systems that we currently use?” Though both result in coded charts, there are key differences. 

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Every medical code is revenue opportunity and risk

The revenue cycle, beginning at patient registration and ending with (hopefully) full payment, can take anywhere from a few days to several months, variability that can make all the difference to providers’ financial stability.

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When care becomes code

Reasonable people might wonder why medical coding is any more complicated than checking a box or two. Suppose, though, that you had to code installation of a new dishwasher by its features and your last dishwasher’s history, before you could get a price for it or know how much you wanted to pay. That’s US health care.

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