Guest Post: Optimizing your hospital CAC implementation

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Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) is one of the hottest health information technology topics. Read »

Why ICD-10 implementation is expected to create productivity losses

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There is conventional wisdom that too many ICD-10 codes is going to make it harder for clinicians and medical coders to do their jobs. Read »

What if CAC is part of the problem not the solution

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We love problems that can be solved by throwing a lot of technology at it. The healthcare industry certainly is in love with technology. Read »

What to expect from a computer-assisted coding system

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Healthcare vendors are reassuring providers that they can improve medical coding productivity with computer-assisted coding (CAC) systems. Read »

Top 5 initiatives to make a successful ICD-10 transition

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If you're finally planning for the ICD-10 implementation, there are timelines and checklists to guide you. But sometimes you need to dig a little deeper to find advice that will help create a smoother ICD-10 transition. Read »

Why CAC can't solve all your ICD-10 problems

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Americans like to cure things. We're always looking for a pill or procedure to fix what ails us. Read »

Why you need to do more than convert ICD-10 codes

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The coming ICD-10 transition is about more than converting ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes. In many cases, this means changing workflow. Read »

Why you need metrics before you can boost medical coding productivity

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ICD-10 implementation has the potential to severely reduce medical coder productivity. This is being tied to greater specificity of ICD-10 codes and medical coder learning curves. Read »

How to get some help assessing ICD-10 financial risk

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The financial impact of ICD-10 implementation goes beyond paying for new software. The new medical codes could affect healthcare providers' revenue. Read »

The New Math of HIT: CDI + CAC = ROI

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While the first half of 2012 was dominated by HIPAA 5010 turmoil and the ICD-10 compliance debate, it may be the push for clinical documentation improvement (CDI) that has the most impact on healthcare IT. Read »

 
 

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