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Dolbey is Once Again Recognized by KLAS Research for Speech Recognition and Computer-Assisted Coding

KLAS Research is a healthcare information technology data and insights company providing the industry with accurate, honest and impartial research on the software and services used by providers and payers worldwide.  Every year, KLAS collects evaluations from healthcare providers to rank vendors across several categories.  This year, Dolbey is honored to announce that KLAS has…

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Has CAC Lived Up to Its Promise? Providers, Vendors Weigh In

Article by Lisa A. Eramo, MA. This article was originally published on the Journal of AHIMA website on June 1, 2017 and is republished here with permission. In the months leading up to the ICD-10 go-live, many hospitals implemented computer-assisted coding (CAC) in the hopes that it would offset anticipated productivity losses and boost coding accuracy. Now…

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ICD-10 to Get 5,500 New Codes, Including Ones for Face, Hand Transplants, CMS Says

By Susan Morse for Healthcare IT News CMS said it plans to add about 1,900 diagnosis codes and 3,651 hospital inpatient procedure codes to the coding system. On Oct. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will add another 5,500 codes to the ICD-10 diagnostic library, officials announced in a March 9 meeting. The addition will…

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Take Advantage of Expanded External Cause Codes in ICD-10

By Cathie Wilde, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer for ICD10 monitor Monday, 11 January 2016 During the transition to ICD-10, external cause codes – the codes that capture specific details about an injury or health event – received a bad reputation. Many ICD-10 naysayers highlighted what they viewed as the absurdity of them. In an…

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12 Days of Christmas

In the true spirit of the holidays, I am sharing an ICD-10 coding gift that was given to me in hopes that you will enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you, Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, COC (formerly CPC-H), CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT. Your clever mind, generosity, and humility have no limits.…

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A few blips mar ICD-10 rollout

By Joseph Conn for Modern Healthcare It’s been mostly smooth sailing with a few rough spots one month into the national conversion to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, of diagnostic and procedural codes, better known as ICD-10. The CMS issued a statement Thursday saying Medicare fee-for-service claims “are processing normally,” with 4.6 million…

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One week of ICD-10: 9 leaders share how they fared

By Akanksha Jayanthi for Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review After three delays and much industry opposition, the United States’ healthcare industry transitioned Oct. 1 to ICD-10, catching up with the latest version of the international classification of diseases codes. The transition has been compared to the Y2K scare at the turn of the millennium,…

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