Natural Language Processing: A Catalyst Driving Revenue Cycle Transformation
May01

Natural Language Processing: A Catalyst Driving Revenue Cycle Transformation

Natural language processing (NLP) is delivering on the promise of artificial intelligence in healthcare by providing significant value across clinical and administrative functions. This white paper examines the capabilities of clinically aware NLP and why it’s essential to revenue cycle transformation; five things to look for in an NLP solution; and vital areas where it’s currently showing significant impact.

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Beyond HIPAA: Examining Data Privacy Laws at the State Level
May01

Beyond HIPAA: Examining Data Privacy Laws at the State Level

Recent large-scale high-profile data breaches have increased consumer awareness of both the amount of personal data about them that is being collected and the ways in which that data is being used. This article will discuss the key features of some state legislation initiatives to address information currently beyond the scope of HIPAA.

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2019 Advocacy Summit Attendees Bring HIM Priorities to Congress
Apr19

2019 Advocacy Summit Attendees Bring HIM Priorities to Congress

A diverse group of nearly 200 AHIMA members convened on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC last month for AHIMA’s 2019 Advocacy Summit to demonstrate and further their commitment to being advocacy champions for HIM.

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Compelling Production of the Audit Trail in Litigation
Apr18

Compelling Production of the Audit Trail in Litigation

When might a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action want a defendant healthcare provider to produce an electronic audit trail, and what proofs might be offered in favor of and against production? A recent case, Vargas v. Lee, suggests some answers.

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The Gastrointestinal Bleed Conundrum: To Code “with bleed” or Not?
Apr17

The Gastrointestinal Bleed Conundrum: To Code “with bleed” or Not?

How to code gastrointestinal conditions with or without bleeding has been a topic of discussion among coding professionals and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals since the publication of the third quarter 2017 issue of the American Hospital Association’s Coding Clinic. Coding Clinic advised coders to apply the “With” guideline associating bleeding to the gastrointestinal condition even when the medical record lacks a causal relationship documented by the physician.

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CMS and CDC Propose New ICD-10-CM/PCS Codes
Apr09

CMS and CDC Propose New ICD-10-CM/PCS Codes

Highlights from the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting to discuss proposals for new or modified ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.

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