Healthcare 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 […]

What Does a Healthcare Documentation Specialist Do?

A healthcare documentation specialist or a medical transcriptionist is a crucial resource for a healthcare facility for, the important task of documenting a patient’s visit is performed by a transcriptionist. A medical transcriptionist listens to the voice recording of a physician and transcribes it into a report in a prescribed format. A transcriptionist may even […]

Impact of Healthcare Documentation on Healthcare Practices

Healthcare practices focus on a lot of things like quality patient care, timely reimbursements, maintaining accurate and appropriate health records, etc. However, what most of the facilities forget is that in doing all these things, one group of people plays a crucial role and it is their problems that are not paid much attention. This […]

Common Errors that Result in Poor Healthcare Documentation

The healthcare system is largely based on healthcare documentation or medical transcription which when accurate and complete can bring a lot of efficiency in handling a patient’s history and improving the care provided thereby affecting the overall healthcare system. Healthcare documentation involves the transcription of the physician observations regarding a patient visit which include patient […]

Role of a Healthcare Documentation Specialist in the Medical Industry

With the adoption of electronic health records, a significant transition is taking place in the healthcare industry where the physicians and the healthcare staff themselves are being made to record their services and procedures electronically with the help of technology. However, it should be remembered by all in the healthcare industry that mere deployment of […]

The Importance and Complexity of Medical Coding

The increasing number of health ailments and the numerous medical procedures to diagnose and treat these ailments make the study of health-related issues a really complex thing. Even more complex is the procedure for getting reimbursements for the services provided by the healthcare facilities. Medical coding and billing processes in the healthcare industry help in […]

Clinical Documentation Improvement and its Benefits

The creation of digital records with the details of medical treatment, clinical tests, and medical trials is called clinical documentation which is a core process of every patient encounter. Accurate and timely clinical documentation that reflects the scope of services provided properly helps to represent a patient’s clinical status accurately so that it can be […]

Ways EHRs Can Impact Clinical Judgment

Healthcare facilities can have access to real-time and patient-centered electronic health records (EHRs), thanks to the information technology that makes the patient information available to the authorized users instantly and securely. Although it is true that electronic health records have a tremendous impact on the workflow and quality of care provided, there are some complicated […]

Common Revenue Cycle Myths that Affect Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers have a tough task in optimizing their revenue cycle because of the nature of business they are in that deals with the health of people. Although it is challenging in the beginning stages, it is not entirely difficult to drive revenues to increase cash flow if healthcare facilities are capable of making their […]

Settings that Provide a Career for Medical Coders

Healthcare industry is one which doesn’t have any slowdown and is constantly growing. This industry is home to a lot of professions for several people and one such profession is medical coding which didn’t even exist some years ago and now plays a critical role in the healthcare industry. The significance of medical coding jobs […]

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