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NLP to Ensure Quality of Colonoscopy

NLP to Ensure Quality of Colonoscopy

A new study by a group of researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine shows that natural language processing or NLP accurately tracks colonoscopy quality. The presence of adenomas in the colon predicts the patient’s risk of developing colon cancer later and its detection rate is considered as a critical … Continue reading NLP to Ensure Quality of Colonoscopy

Documentation Errors Affect Pediatric Patient Safety

Documentation Errors Affect Pediatric Patient Safety

Accurate pediatric documentation is not only essential for effective care and treatment for the child, but also plays a significant role in ensuring patient safety. A UK based study identified different types of pediatric safety incidents and found documentation-related errors among the most frequently cited contributory factors to patient harm. The family practice patient safety … Continue reading Documentation Errors Affect Pediatric Patient Safety

Documentation to Prove Medical Necessity for Urology Procedures

Documentation to Prove Medical Necessity for Urology Procedures

Accurate clinical documentation that supports medical necessity is essential for getting proper payments for urology procedures. Medical necessity of a service is defined as an overarching criterion for payment apart from individual requirements specified for a CPT code. You should consider three things to determine medical necessity such as the level of decision making as … Continue reading Documentation to Prove Medical Necessity for Urology Procedures

Transformation of Medical Transcription Openings

Transformation of Medical Transcription Openings

Medical transcription – a task which every healthcare institution is burdened with, and is therefore outsourced en masse, is probably heading in another direction, that of increasing automation. It would probably come as a revelation that the years from 2007 to 2013 have seen a 56% decrease in medical transcriptionist (MT) postings. But these facts … Continue reading Transformation of Medical Transcription Openings

National Medical Transcriptionist Week, May 17-23

National Medical Transcriptionist Week, May 17-23

This year, National Medical Transcriptionist Week will be celebrated from May 17 to 23. Sponsored by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), this event mainly aims at recognizing and celebrating the contributions of healthcare documentation specialists (HDSs). The spotlight will also be on the importance of verifying the accuracy of medical records and building … Continue reading National Medical Transcriptionist Week, May 17-23

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