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Guidelines Coders Should Follow to Pick Pain Codes

ICD-10-CM, the system that healthcare providers use to classify and code diagnoses and procedures of care provided, specifies certain guidelines to choose the codes assigned to pain management. Medical coding professionals should update their knowledge about the official guidelines for coding and reporting in order to assign codes with the highest levels of accuracy.  The […]

Understanding the Future of Healthcare Documentation

One of the most critical processes in the healthcare industry is healthcare documentation or medical transcription that eases the job of the physicians and the support staff to a great extent. For the people who want to make a career with the healthcare documentation jobs, the future really looks optimistic. There are many technological aspects […]

Essential features ASCs must look for in EHRs

It has been observed that the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) across hospitals has reached more than 90% whereas the adoption of EHRs in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) is not even 10%. It is estimated that a less percentage of ASCs that are hospital owned or affiliated, use the hospital EHRs. The reason for […]

Basics of Diagnostic Related Grouping in Medical Coding

A diagnostic related grouping (DRG) is a system based on which Medicare and other health insurance companies categorize a patient’s hospitalization costs to determine the amount payable for the patient’s hospital stay. Everyone in the medical coding profession should understand the DRG codes that are used to code the in-patient claims so as to maintain […]

Medical Coding Accuracy and its Role in Healthcare Data Analysis

Healthcare data is being used for various research purposes for many years and it plays a significant role in understanding the healthcare concerns of the society. Different organizations and agencies collect, analyze, and publish information relating to multiple ailments and this kind of information is really necessary and useful in identifying and controlling new infectious […]

Healthcare Documentation Training for Better Prospects

It is an agreed fact that by availing the services of healthcare documentation specialists, primary healthcare providers can reduce the burden of documenting healthcare procedures on clinicians. This facilitates improved workflow and job satisfaction by enhancing the time for patient interaction for the physicians. Studies on evaluation of the effect of using scribes and how […]

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