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Provider Friendly Terminology: A Better Problem List Strategy

Posted on 05/17/17 | Comments

How to get ahead with access to primary and secondary terms.

Problem lists are not new to healthcare, yet the industry has historically struggled to accurately capture this critical snapshot of patient problems and visit diagnoses. While EHRs now provide an efficient way to gather problem list data, they don’t address the underlying challenge of clean data capture due to the wide variance in terminologies used across the industry.

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Topics: provider friendly terminology, visit diagnosis, problem lists, primary terms, secondary terms

Health Language and MediMobile Partner to Improve the Hospital Revenue Cycle

Posted on 04/27/17 | Comments

It’s no secret that reimbursement is increasingly complex for today’s hospitals and health systems. In truth, a fair amount of billing inaccuracies and missed charge capture has always been part of the bottom-line challenge. But today’s providers simply cannot afford to let any money slip through the cracks as they navigate new value-based care models and take on more risk.

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Topics: revenue cycle management, provider friendly terminology, MediMobile, billing accuracy

Four Reasons Healthcare Organizations Need to Simplify the Documentation of the Clinician Diagnosis Process

Posted on 10/25/16 | Comments

Finding and selecting the right diagnosis code is critical to both patient care and revenue cycle management. The downstream negative impact of using an unspecified code can touch everything from decision support to reimbursement, compliance, and reporting. In addition, unspecified codes are not as useful for other clinicians needing to review the records and for patients themselves as they review their own records.

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Topics: ICD-10, clinical documentation, PFT, reinburment, unspecified codes, revenue cycle management, provider friendly terminology, cdi, clinical codes