Healthcare News & Insights

What hospitals can learn from latest OIG audit

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) just completed another round of its hospital billing compliance audits. Based on its findings, hospitals can get an idea of what the feds are looking at right now – and how to avoid issues with their own billing and coding.

Should your hospital outsource its ICD-10 coding?

Many providers are worried they won’t have the time or ability to manage the transition to ICD-10 well. As a result, a lot of hospitals are planning to outsource their coding needs. But before your facility follows suit, there are some things to consider. 

Providers still struggling to meet ICD-10 deadline

With the deadline now less than two years away, healthcare organizations are struggling to move to ICD-10 codes, and many are reassessing their transition strategies, according to a new report. 

ICD-10 readiness: 6 questions to ask EHR vendors

With the deadline now less than two years away, health care providers need to start preparing for the transition to ICD-10 codes. One part of that preparation: Making sure EHR vendors are ready. 

Practices worried about looming ICD-10 transition, survey says

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently finalized a one-year delay of the deadline for switching to the new ICD-10 coding system. And many practices still have a long way to go to be ready, a recent survey says. 

Ready for ICD-10? Tell CMS how prepared your organization is

The deadline for switching to new ICD-10 codes has been changed multiple times, and now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is asking providers to let them know how ready they are for the transition. 

Survey: Many hospitals dissatisfied with their revenue cycle management systems

When it comes to technology, many healthcare organizations are focusing on installing or maintaining an electronic health record system. But there are several other health IT systems organizations may rely on – and many are unsatisfied with the technology they’re currently using. 

Will the U.S. skip ICD-10 and move straight to ICD-11?

With all debate over whether to change a proposed ICD-10 coding deadline extension, one group is looking a possible solution: skipping ICD-10 entirely and moving straight to ICD-11. 

AHIMA: ICD-10 delay is bad for health care

The federal government recently proposed a rule that would delay the deadline to transition to ICD-10 codes by one year. Some groups say that’s not enough time to let healthcare organizations prepare for the change – but others say a one-year delay is too long. 

You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Working in the hospital industry, you know how important it is for the elderly to stay mentally and physically active. Here is one gentleman who is doing just that.