Four Reasons Why You’ll Always Need Clinical Data Abstraction Services

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The more patient data that healthcare organizations collect, the greater their need for clinical data abstraction services. If these aren’t a priority for you now, we strongly encourage you to make them one. Here are a few key reasons why these services are so important. Health Apps and Data Privacy App development continues to be […]

Why Are Mortality Reviews Important, and What Can You Do To Improve Yours?

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Mortality reviews can be a key component for improving patient care, avoiding health complications, and strengthening quality assurance. Yet this system of review is often found lacking, largely due to the fact that it is decentralized and inconsistent across healthcare organizations. Let’s dig deeper into why these reviews are so important, what data they include, […]

Why Is Your Healthcare Data So Important?

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Do you know why your organization’s healthcare data is so important? For starters, it can determine public health policy. It’s also a key component for patient relationships and your own operational change. Here’s a further breakdown on why each of these areas rely on accurate, timely data, and how to improve the analysis of yours.  […]

The 2 Types of Data Abstraction You Need

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The continued push for value-based care means that healthcare organizations need to focus on data abstraction. It involves two types: core measures and medical records. Here’s why both of these are necessary, and how HCRS can help. Core Measures Core measures make up national standards of care and treatment. If you want to maintain compliance, […]

Why It May Be Time for Your COVID Data Audit

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Have you performed a COVID data audit before? We ask because now may be the time to do so. While the requirements for one may vary based on your agency’s specific role in health care, it’s important to note that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is preparing a nationwide audit of […]

Sustainable Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Depends on Medical Coding and Audits

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Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) was already gaining attention before the pandemic, and it’s only become more valuable to patient care since. Developed alongside telehealth, RPM is a powerful remote-based service for early identification of potential health concerns — as long as its data remains properly managed and reviewed. Below, we discuss RPM’s benefits, what challenges […]

400+ CPT Code Changes You’ll Need for 2022

If you want to be ahead of the curve, the AMA recently released their updates to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set for next year. According to Fierce Healthcare, they include 249 new codes, 63 deletions, and 93 revisions, or just over 400 changes in all. And, similar to the changes we saw for this year, 2022’s […]

What to Know About the New CPT Codes for COVID-19 Vaccines

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What are CPT Codes? Current Procedural Terminology codes are created, copyrighted, and maintained by the American Medical Association. This is a huge task, as health care practices are constantly shifting, requiring new codes to be created for new services and current codes to be revised or retired as needed. Thousands of codes are in use, […]

Benefits of Medical Coding Audits & Why You Need One

Why Conduct a Medical Coding Audit Benefits of Medical Coding Audits Internal vs. External Coding Audits How Often Should You Have a Medical Coding Audit Conducted What HCRS Can Do For You Accurate medical coding plays an essential role in healthcare information management and overall quality of care. Medical coding audits, both internal and external, […]

9 Reasons Why Outsourcing Your Medical Coding is the Right Choice

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 […]