Healthcare

Hospitals see expense relief

Laura Dyrda for Becker’s Hospital Review Nonprofit hospital expenses dropped from November to December and had low single digit growth year over year, according to Kaufman Hall’s “National Hospital Flash Report,” released Jan. 30. The data shows overall expenses per calendar day declined 2% month over month and grew 4% year over year in December,…

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15 CMS updates to know in 2024

By Paige Haeffele for Becker’s Hospital Review Healthcare is an ever-changing industry, and in 2023, CMS made notable changes — some lauded, some contested. CMS policies affect many issues healthcare leaders and physicians are most passionate about, such as reimbursement and practice capabilities. Here are 15 policy changes made by CMS last year to know…

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A CIO looks back on 2023, and offers a forecast for 2024

By Mike Restuccia for Healthcare IT News It’s that time of year, to reflect again on the past and pontificate about what the future may hold for the healthcare information technology community. For the first time in several years, I’m promoting a more positive, albeit cautious, message. Like the “revenge travel” explosion seen as individuals broke free from the…

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CMS Ups Reimbursement For Certain SDOH Codes

By Amanda Norris for Health Leaders Media CMS recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2024 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule. Along with its yearly payment rate changes, the final rule placed a focus on promoting high-quality care and rewarding hospitals that deliver such care to underserved populations. Notably, CMS finalized a higher severity level designation for…

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55% of medical professionals say AI isn’t ready for healthcare

By Naomi Diaz for Becker’s Hospital Review The healthcare industry is still skeptical about the introduction of AI use within medical care, with 55 percent of medical professionals stating the technology is not ready for medical use, Yahoo Finance reported July 10.  The publication cited a GE HealthCare survey that assessed how medical professionals globally and within…

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The US Patent Office has granted Dolbey a patent for Insert Text Grammar voice shortcuts

CINCINNATI, OH – May 22, 2023 – The US Patent Office (USPTO) has granted Dolbey and Company, Inc. patent number 11,640,820 that covers the systems and methods for the insertion of formatted text with speech recognition voice shortcuts. Speech recognition engines are largely accurate – but complex strings of letters and numbers (i.e. BQH358) can…

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Dolbey introduces the next level in CDI intelligence with CDI Alerts at ACDIS 2023

CHICAGO, IL – Dolbey is unveiling their newest innovation, CDI Alerts, at the 2023 ACDIS National Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, May 8-11. CDI Alerts is an add-on feature for the already robust Fusion CDI software, used by hospitals’ clinical documentation improvement staff (CDIS) to assist in capturing the most accurate documentation possible. Accurate…

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Rev Cycle Documentation Errors Add Up to Almost $5M, OIG Says

By Amanda Norris for Health Leaders Now is the time to shore up your revenue cycle as some providers may need to pay for incorrect modifier usage. According to the recent report by the OIG investigating instances of incorrect co-surgery and assistant-at-surgery modifier usage, 69 of 100 sampled procedural services did not meet federal requirements. An additional…

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