UnitedHealth Group has recalled software used in hospital emergency departments in more than 20 states because of an error that caused doctor’s notes about patient prescriptions to drop out of their files.
Access Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of an automatic semantic tagging rulebase for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Mining Safety and Health Thesaurus (MSHT). The new, state-of-the-art system increases indexing accuracy to 93 percent and provides greater access to the mining safety and health database, thereby aiding researchers and statisticians in improving safety for the mining industry.
EDCO Group has been awarded a patent for its medical record scanning and indexing technology, called Solarity. This technology enables the classification and separation of documents based on content. These automated steps in the scanning and indexing process minimize human intervention, which results in reduced cost and expedited processes.
Medical billing and coding just got a whole lot easier and more efficient with the release of ICD Tagger by Albuquerque-based Access Integrity.
Access Integrity and Find-A-Code have joined force to revolutionize the medical coding industry. The application — named IntegraCoder — will combine Access Integrity’s semantic enrichment, rule-based taxonomy tool with Find-A-Code’s comprehensive medical coding datasets and search applications into a single user-friendly interface.
One of the biggest challenges facing the healthcare industry in addition to the ICD-10 transition, is coordination among their many business partners. Providers, payers, and vendors all need to be on the same page at the same point, and that point is October 1, 2014.
With the October 2014 date looming, many providers are fearful they will need to memorize each and every one of the 68,000 new medical codes to be in compliance.
As health care providers are going through the process of preparing for the ICD-10 coding classification transition, it is a good opportunity to evaluate other areas related to the process. One practical way to prepare for the ICD-10 transition is to look at areas in which you can improve how you document your clinical services. This will also provide a learning opportunity for staff.
After years of planning and complaining, healthcare organizations are beyond knee-deep in preparing for the ICD-10 coding classification transition due by October 1, 2014. Ironically, there is now legislation introduced in the U.S. House would prohibit the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) from mandating that physicians use ICD-10 diagnosis codes.