Top Coder Competition Creates Benchmarks for Coding Industry

Did you know there’s a competition to determine the “best” coder?  The 2nd Annual ICD-10 Coding Contest took place July 14 - August 11, 2017.  Central Learning sponsored the coding competition and recruited coders from all over the nation to participate in coding a total of 1,636 real medical record cases. Ninety-nine percent of the participants were certified coders. The inpatient coders who participated had an average of 14.3 years coding experience while the outpatient coder experience averaged 9.9 years.

Healthcare Resource Group Welcomes New VP

With Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) being the largest employee-owned revenue cycle management company in the country, our biggest strength is the people that work here.

We recently announced we've invited, John Nulty, a healthcare revenue cycle solution veteran, to lead our national sales team as Vice President of Business Solutions.

On-Demand Coding: Don't Sacrifice

The healthcare industry is maturing to meet the demands of the country’s aging population. As Americans grow older, they consume more healthcare services. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports medical coding is expected to grow by 15 percent in the coming years.

Catering To Healthcare Providers By Increasing Coast-To-Coast Coverage

The ability to focus on providing quality care for patients and not get caught in the web of navigating revenue cycle complications is more of a struggle than ever. To best serve healthcare providers facing these new challenges, HRG has increased their reach by adding James Lezzer and Mark Cordova, revenue cycle specialists, to HRG's business development team.

 

Benefits Of Outsourcing Coding Needs

Whether you're facing a backlog associated with growing lag days or discharged not final-billed (DNFB), you're preparing for an Electronic Health Records (EHR) conversion, expanding your service line, or there are geographic obstacles preventing you from finding all the internal coding resources you need... outsourcing can be the answer you're looking for.

The MACRA Maze

As you may have heard, the permanent doc fix is here, MACRA (Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act). 

The new legislation emphasizes quality by replacing a quilt work of existing programs. It also adds an additional category, Clinical Practice Improvement Activities, and places all programs under one Quality Payment Program (QPP) umbrella.

2017 Resolutions For A Healthier Revenue Cycle

The start of the new year is a great time to evaluate your facility’s past performance, identifying areas of excellence and areas for improvement. After evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each department and your revenue cycle, crafting a set of resolutions can help you achieve optimal results and surpass prior year’s successes.