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The big themes at ANI 2014
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This year’s Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) annual ANI conference to be held June 22-25 in Las Vegas is focused around specific overarching themes important for driving change.Read »

Revenue cycle poised for big rethinking
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About this time last year, HIMSS Analytics Executive Vice President John Hoyt declared in these pages that there's "Read »

CMS proposed rule change, a little too late
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As the person responsible for the management of the hosted electronic health record and practice management system for 200 private and employed pro  Read »

Making the most of the ICD-10 delay
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Making the most of the ICD-10 delay No With Congress delaying the date for I  Read »

If ICD-9 data has value, does ICD-10 data have more value?
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One of the reasons used to justify ICD-10 implementation is that the granular data can be used in healthcare research.  Read »

NIH, AHRQ, others launch pain database
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Working to spur more innovative approaches and complete understanding of pain management, six federal agencies have teamed to centralize data on pain research.  Read »

Time for hard HITECH reboot
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So, you dropped a huge chunk of change on a new IT system. Now you are frustrated and have buyer’s regret. The “installation requirements” are very complex.  Read »

Realizing the true value of data management
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Big data is not new.  Read »

Should providers get financial incentives for moving to ICD-10?
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A financial incentive for ICD-10 No One of the major arguments against the I  Read »

What if ICD-10 stood for 'Improve Clinical Documentation'?
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Let's forget about preparing for ICD-10 implementation for a minute. What if healthcare providers focused on improving clinical documentation?  Read »

 
 

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