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Improve Patient Retention and Revenue Cycle with These Strategies

The success of a healthcare facility depends on its patient walk-ins of its existing and new patients. If you want your healthcare facility to have a regular flow of patient appointments, you must focus on patient retention and ensure that your existing patients do come back to you when they have any further issues. According […]

Social Determinants of Health and Medical Coding

If you are in the healthcare industry, especially medical coding you must know about social determinants of health (SDOH) which are the conditions in the environment that affect people’s health, life quality and risk of illnesses. The data for social determinants of health refers to the conditions in which people live, learn, play and work. […]

Tips to Improve Your Healthcare Documentation Skills

Speed and accuracy are as important in healthcare documentation as the knowledge of medical terminology. Learning about human anatomy, health conditions and other medical terminology is one aspect and typing with speed and accuracy is another aspect; mastering these two skills simultaneously is not impossible although it’s a challenging task. If you want to become […]

Things You Must Consider While Shifting Your EHR Software

In this world of digital information, electronic health records (EHRs) have become essential for healthcare providers to conveniently access data and provide appropriate treatment to patients. EHRs facilitate better coordination of patients, greater efficiency and improved patient care for the healthcare facilities while they empower patients with quick access to their health records. Further, to […]

The Financial Impact of Postponement of Elective Surgeries

Coronavirus disease had a huge impact on various aspects of our lives including a whole range of medical services. Since the risk of transmission is high in crowded places and people with comorbidity risks have a higher susceptibility to the disease, many healthcare providers and patients preferred postponing the hospital visits of patients who didn’t […]

What Is HIPAA and Its Privacy Rule?

If you are a person in the healthcare-allied services, you must be aware of HIPAA and its privacy rule. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is legislation that provides security provisions and data privacy norms to keep patients’ information safe. As a medical coding professional, you must have knowledge of HIPAA in general and […]

Healthcare Documentation in Virtual Doctor Visits

Gone are the days when patients waited in a crowded area to consult their doctor. The advancement in technology coupled with the necessity to avoid crowds due to the COVID-19 pandemic has spiked up the use of virtual doctor visits or telemedicine. There is a huge benefit of telemedicine in the form of cost reduction […]

Prospects for Medical Coding in 2021 and Beyond

The healthcare industry is an ever-evolving industry where constant work is carried out to identify ways to treat various diseases while new diseases are being identified and new technologies and new medicines are being produced to counter these diseases. Healthcare-allied services such as healthcare documentation, medical coding and billing play a critical role in providing […]

RCM Challenges Faced by Specialty Healthcare Providers

A robust and efficient revenue cycle management (RCM) plays a significant part in ensuring that healthcare organizations are on a profitable path. The RCM process largely defines the healthcare facility’s ability to collect timely revenues and utilize them to provide high-quality care to build trust among patients and enhance the brand value of the facility. […]

How to Improve Coding Quality for a Better Revenue Cycle?

The revenue cycle is a crucial aspect of a hospital or clinic functioning which includes the entire lifecycle of patient accounts from the time of the first appointment to the final payment receipt. From the year 2020, we have seen several changes in the healthcare sector in terms of diagnosing and treating coronavirus patients. It […]

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