Coding is changing. ICD-10 is looming larger on the horizon, and financial leaders areright to be fearful of its potential effects. Natural language processing (NLP) and computer-assisted coding (CAC) are advanced coding technologies that can alleviate some of the challenges faced in healthcare organizations today. By Mark Morsch, OPTUMInsight
This case study highlights how five suburban Philadelphia hospitals leveraged automated scheduling and shift management software to balance and redeploy employees internally, saving these facilities millions of dollars each year in temporary contract labor. By Concerro, Inc.
This article outlines how workforce management and optimization software, which has many years of success in improving the efficiencies of individual people and crews across multiple industries, can also play a vital role in the pursuit of minimizing train crew fatigue.
The payments process within the U.S. healthcare industry is still paper intensive; in fact, McKinsey Quarterly states that more than half of the transactions are paper based. In addition, there is a lag if the payment is paper and the remittance is electronic. By Arvella Hill, BancTec
Medical practices can no longer ignore the tumultuous economy and the significant pressures it has placed on practice profits. Now is an opportune time to re-examine your practice's operational processes, especially your revenue cycle. By Elizabeth Woodcock, Woodcock & Associates
Clark & Daughtrey’s business operations had not been in step with the practice’s progressive services, burgeoning size and constant demands. An antiquated, complex claims management application had proven to be a major hindrance; the solution was simply not meeting the provider’s extensive needs. By Emdeon
Many healthcare organizations are advancing beyond the implementation of electronic health record (EHR) solutions and are now faced with new challenges: how to improve the health information exchange and to enhance the overall financial performance of the care facility. It has become imperative that providers, payers, and patients have expedited accessibility to health information.