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Clinical Documentation

CDC Releases New Diagnosis Codes for 2023 With a Focus on SDOH

By Amanda Norris for Health Leaders The CDC just released upcoming changes to both the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code set and the official coding guidelines. The new changes include 42 diagnosis code additions, seven deletions, and one code revision. All changes will go into effect April 1, which should give revenue cycle leaders time to train staff and…

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Revenue Cycle Management is Top Software Investment Priority for Providers

By Jay Asser for Health Leaders Coming off the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, providers are doubling down on software investments and prioritizing revenue cycle management to alleviate macroeconomic challenges, according to a report from Bain & Company and KLAS. The research finds that 45% of providers accelerated software investment over the past year, with 10% pulling…

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Internal Audits Help Combat Payer Risk

By Dawn Crump, MA, CHC, SSBB for For the Record Wonder Woman has a golden lasso. Captain America has an impenetrable shield. Thor has a lightning hammer. Just as these magical tools bolster superheroes’ defenses, insights gleaned from internal audits are your organization’s superpower to prevent revenue recoupment and drive down risk. Audits identify revenue…

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ChristianaCare rolls out ‘cobots’ to help nurses with nonclinical tasks

By Mike Millard for Healthcare IT News ChristianaCare this week announced some new help to augment its workforce: robotic assistants that can help nurses and other hospital staff spend more time with patients by automatic certain time-intensive tasks. WHY IT MATTERS The technology, called Moxi, is a collaborative robot that can work alongside nurses and…

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Social determinants of health and medical coding: What to know

Andeis Robezienks for AMA Recognition of the impact that social determinants of health (SDOH) have on patients’ outcomes is growing, as is the desire to incorporate SDOH factors into patient-care plans. But awareness of an existing data infrastructure that could help physician practices do so is limited. “The clinical care we provide only accounts for…

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