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What Is Data Integrity and Why Is It Important in Healthcare?

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Healthcare organizations produce large volumes of data, on everything from patient admissions to insurance reimbursements. This data can be invaluable. It can show executives and decision makers how to best… Read More about What Is Data Integrity and Why Is It Important in Healthcare?

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Coding: What’s the Difference?

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Medical coding refers to the process by which healthcare diagnoses, treatments and even equipment are translated into universal alphanumeric codes. Medical coding professionals take data, often drawn directly from patient… Read More about Inpatient vs. Outpatient Coding: What’s the Difference?

Unique Patient Identifiers: What Are They and Why Were They Banned by Congress?

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According to the 2016 National Patient Misidentification Report conducted by Ponemon Institute, 86% of healthcare professionals have witnessed or know of medical errors caused by the misidentification of patients. Advocates… Read More about Unique Patient Identifiers: What Are They and Why Were They Banned by Congress?

What is Healthcare Reimbursement? Definition, Models and Resources

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New medical technologies such as bioprinters, brain stimulation devices and noninvasive treatments for dementia promise to transform healthcare. However, one of the most impactful healthcare changes relates to the way… Read More about What is Healthcare Reimbursement? Definition, Models and Resources