Health Level 7
April 23, 2013

What is Health Level 7 (HL7)?

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HL7 is a standard development organization with more than 20 years of history in the international arena. The ultimate goal of the organization is the integration of clinical and administrative data, setting standards for the organization of electronic healthcare data. How is HL7 organized? The overall organized is managed by a Board of Directors. On that board, there are eight elected positions and three appointed positions. Together, these directors work to define standard protocols

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revenue cycle management
April 17, 2013

How ICD-10 will impact your revenue cycle management

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In October of 2014, the transition into ICD-10 for the United States will begin. At this point it will also be divided into two separate systems. The first is ICD-10 Clinical Modifications (with over 68,000 diagnostic codes and many more categories than ICD-9-CM) and ICD-10 procedure coding (which is for inpatient hospital coding for procedures). So, what does this mean for business? A lot of changes, since this is considered a significant overhaul in the coding system. Increased Code Numbe

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ICD-9 and ICD-10-codes
April 12, 2013

What are ICD-9 and ICD-10 Codes?

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ICD stands for International Statistical Classifications of Diseases. These codes are given to every diagnosis and provide details about the symptoms and even causes of death. Developed by the World Health Organization, these codes are used to generate data surrounding the field of medicine and health and provide standards by which healthcare providers must become accustomed. The codes related to diagnosis and symptoms mean that others around the country and world would interpret this code in th

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