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Benefits of Medical Coding Audits & Why You Need One

Posted on: May 8, 2019

Accurate medical coding plays an essential role in healthcare information management and overall quality of care. Medical coding audits, both internal and external, ensure that healthcare organizations have the proper policies and procedures in place to achieve quality medical coding. Regular audits can reveal inaccuracy issues, such as outdated codes or even fraudulent billing. These … Continue reading Benefits of Medical Coding Audits & Why You Need One

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9 Reasons Why Outsourcing Your Medical Coding is the Right Choice

Posted on: April 29, 2019

Your healthcare organization’s compensation relies on accurate and efficient medical coding and the submission of medical claims. Medical coding, however, can be complex, time-consuming and expensive when you complete it in-house. These challenges lead many practices to consider medical billing and coding outsourcing. Deciding whether to build an in-house medical coding team or outsource your coding … Continue reading 9 Reasons Why Outsourcing Your Medical Coding is the Right Choice

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Health Information Management Careers

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Healthcare is a booming industry. After all, even people in the best of health need a check-up periodically. Although most people envision bustling halls full of doctors and nurses, a host of other professionals work behind the scenes to make sure day-to-day operations go smoothly. Health information management (HIM) has become essential to all avenues … Continue reading Health Information Management Careers

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Understanding the Transition from PQRS to MIPS

Posted on: February 22, 2019

Since the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) ended in 2016, healthcare providers have been faced with the challenge of transitioning to the new Medicare payment initiative program — the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The MIPS transition brings with it expanded requirements for reporting performance data across a variety of quality and cost metrics. Physicians … Continue reading Understanding the Transition from PQRS to MIPS

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HCRS Teams with Truven Analytics to Assist with Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Posted on: June 22, 2017

Participated in a comparative study of state All-Payer Claims Databases (APDCs) by surveying states about their experience incorporating Medicare data.

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HCRS Teams Win Places on Government-Wide IT Contracting Vehicles

Posted on: June 22, 2017

ANOTHER WAY FOR FEDERAL AGENCIES TO “REACH” HCRS HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM INTEGRITY SERVICES… AND TO MEET A WIDE VARIETY OF AGENCY IT NEEDS QUICKLY AND FLEXIBLY A Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) offers all Federal agencies a streamlined and cost-effective way to purchase Information Technology (IT) services. The two CIO-SP3 GWACs (Chief Information Officer-Solutions … Continue reading HCRS Teams Win Places on Government-Wide IT Contracting Vehicles

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HCRS Principal Addresses Small Businesses on Successful Federal Sub-Contracting

Posted on: June 22, 2017

“Focus on your company’s uniqueness and understand that the secret ingredient is YOU, and you will succeed as a Federal subcontractor,” HCRS Principal Brenda Doles, RN, MBA told an audience of about 100 Philadelphia area small business owners recently. The event was one of a series of community outreach events sponsored by the U.S. Department … Continue reading HCRS Principal Addresses Small Businesses on Successful Federal Sub-Contracting

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HCRS Helps Policymakers Understand and Predict Healthcare Use

Posted on: June 22, 2017

During the past year HCRS has developing an ongoing relationship with RTI International, an independent not-for-profit research institute that does important work for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and other Federal healthcare agencies. We have supported RTI in two research studies activities. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) coding. MEPS is a large … Continue reading HCRS Helps Policymakers Understand and Predict Healthcare Use

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HCRS Assists in Reporting Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) Accurately.

Posted on: June 22, 2017

HCRS is working with Advanta Medical Solutions, LLC to validate the accuracy of hospitals’ reporting of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) to the state. HAIs are infections acquired in the course of receiving health care. They are now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates … Continue reading HCRS Assists in Reporting Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) Accurately.

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HCRS Helps Determine How Well “Patient-Centered Medical Homes” Work

Posted on: June 22, 2017

HCRS is working with IMPAQ International, LLC, a policy research firm, in conducting an evaluation of the Maryland Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot Program. Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) are practice arrangements in which the primary care physician or practice delivers, integrates or coordinates all the care that patients require, including specialist and hospital care. … Continue reading HCRS Helps Determine How Well “Patient-Centered Medical Homes” Work

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