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Global surgery visits: New requirements to bill Medicare

June 26th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

This month, Inside Angle blogger Rebecca Caux-Harry discusses E/M coding guidelines with Andee Andriole, 3M senior manager of outpatient consulting services. Andee: So, I guess we need to start thinking […]

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Video: What They’re Watching: Jason Burke

Find out how technology can help identify & remove waste so the focus can shift to care quality.

Webinar: 5 traits of successful provider-sponsored health plans

Learn what the PSP landscape looks like, what health system executives want to know about PSPs, & how to succeed in the VBC insurance marketplace.

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Understanding ICD-10 data: What the root operations can (and can’t) tell you

June 23rd, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

In my last blog I said that the ICD-10-PCS root operations are not created equal—some are narrowly defined, and some have “wiggle room” in their definitions. By “narrowly defined,” I […]

Payer-provider collaboration fosters market strength

June 21st, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Profitability for a health plan used to be a factor of actuarial skill and efficient operations. Insurers tended to invest in technology to increase the efficiency of call centers, contract […]

What is Nursing Informatics?

June 19th, 2017 / By Jacee Robison, RN

When I tell people that I am a Nurse Informaticist, confusion and curiosity usually ensues. Nursing informatics, as defined by the American Nursing Association (ANA), is “a specialty that integrates […]

Looking for technology that helps clinicians be brilliant

June 16th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Doctors work really hard to take care of their patients, but find the technology at their fingertips is more of an obstruction and friction than a resource. Natural language processing […]

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Video: What They’re Watching: Jack Ijams

When healthcare moves from a volume-based payment system to a value-based payment system, data is the gasoline in the tank. Without that data, we don’t have the ability consistently measure […]

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Donna Smith of 3M Consulting Services explores crucial oversight processes, audit techniques, escalation policies & 2017 ICD-10-CM guidelines.

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As health care shifts toward risk-based payment, an increasing number of health systems intend to become insurers. What are five factors that should be considered?

Australia: 2017-18 IHPA Pricing Framework: Pricing for safety and quality

Independent Hospitals Pricing Authority released important information regarding its Pricing Framework for 2017-18.