When Pursuing CDI, Using Risk Adjustment Is Vital

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As healthcare has moved away from fee-for-service reimbursement models toward a more value-based system, the idea of using risk adjustment to account for individual patient risk and chronic conditions has become far more important for providers seeking to maximize the quality of care.   In today’s healthcare environment, providers are often required to fight simultaneous […]

Getting CDI Compliance Right From the Start

For decades, countless market observers have warned of turmoil in the healthcare space. The upheaval and endless changes have created a cacophony of compliance requirements that leave healthcare providers—both new players and those pursuing improvements—scratching their heads about where to begin.   Organizations focusing on clinical documentation improvement (CDI) must foster an environment of effective […]

4 Factors to Consider for Optimizing CDI Workflows and Reporting

In recent years, the evolution of healthcare regulations has driven care away from the inpatient setting, while simultaneously increasing administrative and clinical documentation burdens for providers. As a result, many healthcare organizations have started expanding their clinical documentation improvement (CDI) efforts to outpatient settings by finding opportunities for increased reimbursement, enhanced quality, and improved patient […]

SAINCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 89TH ANNUAL AHIMA CONVENTION AND EXHIBIT

Saince Will Be Exhibiting Several of Its Clinical Documentation Solutions at This Year’s Convention in Los Angeles, CA – October 7-11 Alpharetta, GA, October 2, 2017– In the ever-changing world of value based healthcare, hospitals and health systems are scrambling to keep up with the rapid shift from predominantly inpatient revenues to outpatient revenues. In […]

Saince 2017 AHIMA Convention Scavenger Hunt

Saince will be participating in this year’s AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in Los Angeles, and will be hosting a Twitter scavenger hunt for event attendees!  To play, take pictures of the following people, places, and objects and tweet them to @Saince_Inc using the hashtag #Saince2017. All participants are eligible to win prizes and the winner […]

Investor Sharing Across the Healthcare Delivery System

Common investors in the healthcare delivery industry have historically been difficult to track. One recent study published in Health Affairs Magazine analyzing data from various sources concludes that between the year 2005 and 2015 common investors in healthcare continuum – including acute care hospitals, post-acute care, hospice, etc – increased from 25% to 49%. The […]

Clinical Documentation and Physician Burnout

Clinical documentation is one of the more tedious tasks that doctors are faced with and is a heavily contributing factor in the rise of physician burnout. In the constantly evolving and data driven world of healthcare, AI is experiencing a boom.  The application of AI technologies is revolutionizing the way clinical documentation can be generated […]

The Doctor Shortage Crunch and Meaningful Time Use.

Today USA is facing a major shortage of doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges has estimated that by 2025 the doctor shortage in the US will have increased to between between 46,100 and 90,400 doctors! This critical shortage becomes even more pronounced when a physician has to complete documentation in EMR and perform a […]

CMS Releases Lookup Tool to Help Clinicians Determine their MIPS Participation Status

Clinicians can now use an interactive tool on the CMS Quality Payment Program website to determine if they should participate in 2017. To determine your status, enter your national provider identifier (NPI) into the entry field on the tool which can be found on the Quality Payment Program website at https://qpp.cms.gov/. Information will then be […]

Saince expands its Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) services to US customers from their global offices

At a time when hospital reimbursements are not only under tremendous pressure but are also changing from fee-for-services model to value based models, maintaining the quality and integrity of clinical documentation has become paramount. To ensure that their clinical documentation processes are meeting the expected quality and integrity standards, hospitals have to review their patients’ […]