Case Mix

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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Report: 61% of Struggling Hospital CFOs Expect to Be Fired by 2016

By Fred Pennic for HIT Consultant 61 percent of hospital chief financial officers (CFOs) and business managers in “struggling” hospitals expect to be fired by 2016 due to outdated revenue cycle management solutions, according to a recent Black Book report. The report reveals hospital CFOs could potentially lose their jobs because their outdated revenue cycle…

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Joint Commission List of Top Hospitals Grows Longer

By Robert Lowes for Medscape The pace of quality improvement for America’s hospitals may not be quite as rapid as it once was, but it’s still respectable, judging by the latest list of top performers compiled by the Joint Commission and released on November 13. The number of top-performing hospitals increased from 1099 in 2013…

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How to Select the Perfect CAC Solution

By Elizabeth S. Roop for For The Record Two case studies shed light on the issues to consider before making a purchasing decision. As the transition to ICD-10 edges closer, hospitals are being bombarded with information on how computer-assisted coding (CAC) can ease the process. Conference exhibits, sales calls, and direct mail campaigns can make…

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