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The Importance Of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) is a vital health care initiative that all medical facilities should be fully implementing. Learn why Clinical Documentation Improvement is so important to your organization; how not fully implementing CDI can harm your health care facility; and how Nearterm’s medical support staff can assist you with your clinical documentation needs, so…

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PCMH vs. ACO

Many healthcare providers are facing the rising costs of providing medical care. These include drug, material, education, and other expenses.  At the same time, insurance costs for patients are also rapidly increasing. Deciding how to provide medical care in the most efficient and cost-effective ways is becoming an increasingly complex healthcare management issue. In tandem…

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physician revenue cycle metrics

Healthcare organizations must manage their revenue cycle with an approach that balances patient care and quality. Due to increasing medical and drug costs paired with higher insurance premiums and deductibles, efficient revenue cycle management (RCM) is more important than ever. There are many indicators one could use to gauge the effectiveness of various elements of…

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what is a healthcare clearinghouse?

Modern medicine in the United States includes a complex relationship between healthcare providers and insurance payers. Technology plays a critical role in electronic data interchange (EDI) between payers and providers, but the wide variety of software systems used can make seamless connection difficult. The Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) addresses the importance of…

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current healthcare management issues

There are many healthcare management challenges in the U.S. today. Some of these problems have evolved slowly overtime as a result of growing, complex, and diverse healthcare offerings. Rising costs in almost every area have been impacting hospitals and other healthcare providers as well as patient willingness to seek care. Regulatory changes have also introduced…

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