Health Care Documentation

Challenges in Healthcare Documentation

Healthcare documentation (medical transcription) is one of the most critical processes in the healthcare industry that provides the basis for physician follow-up, decision making of the physicians and the processes of medical coding and medical billing. The medical coding process assigns different codes to the services provided and procedures performed taking the transcription reports as […]

Equipment that help Healthcare Documentation Specialists

Healthcare documentation or medical transcription is a lucrative career option for those who wish to work in the healthcare industry but are not doctors or other allied healthcare professionals. Healthcare documentation specialists, also called medical transcriptionists, listen to the audio files dictated by physicians regarding their patient encounters, diagnoses, test reports, and medication or treatment […]

Dealing with ICD-10 Codes and Diagnostic Errors

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a global tool and standard for the reporting of diseases and health conditions and identifying the health trends and statistics. The ICD codes are intended to enable doctors to acquire better data and make increasingly educated treatment choices for their patients. It is mandatory for healthcare providers to […]

How to Become a Healthcare Documentation Specialist?

Healthcare documentation specialists or medical transcriptionists create transcription reports from the dictated recordings given by the physicians. They ensure that the reports submitted by them to the healthcare providers are perfect in every aspect because healthcare documentation plays a key role in the quality care provided by healthcare providers. People interested in healthcare documentation jobs […]

Common Summer Diseases Medical Coders Should Know

From June, the summer season starts which brings with it various health conditions resulting from the outdoor activities and outdoor trips people plan to beat the heat. These health conditions and ailments hamper the enjoyment of summer holidays. Reports suggest that healthcare facilities encounter nearly double the cases in emergency departments in this season with […]

Understanding the Key Areas of Healthcare Accounts Receivables

The ultimate aim of a healthcare organization’s revenue cycle management department is to maintain a healthy revenue cycle that improves the bottom line of the organization. As a part of this, the goal of the accounts receivables management team is to reduce the collection period of the facility as much as possible to ensure sufficient […]

Medical Coding and its Role in Revenue Optimization

Healthcare revenue cycle is impacted by different processes and their efficacy levels with each stage of a process showing its impact on the next stage and other processes. Healthcare providers and medical coding companies should work considering this fact and remember that even the minutest problems or mistakes that are left unaddressed can lead to […]

How Proofreading helps Accuracy in Transcription Reports?

Healthcare documentation is related to the healthcare industry where accuracy is of utmost significance and even minor mistakes can lead to fatal results. Although medical care should be provided quickly, if decisions are made based upon faulty information, the results could be grave with wrong analyses and medications or treatments. The use of information technology […]

Ways to Take Control of Medical Accounts Receivables

One common thing that bothers healthcare providers is poor accounts receivables management and the unacceptable cash flows resulting thereby. Healthcare providers can focus on providing quality healthcare only when they have proper revenues and problems in accounts receivables result in loss of revenue. The revenue cycle management of a healthcare provider involves achieving the shortest […]

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 […]

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