As organizations continue to move through various implementation models of quality vs. quality payment, it is imperative that no stone is left unturned.
At a macro level, the details of an ICD-10 code assignment may not seem impactful to some departments. So in many cases, the 2020 FY IPPS changes do not pose any significant alterations, certainly not from a surface level. However, taking a closer look into the details, Axea Solutions explored the various changes, and as a result, some areas stood out.
Axea Solutions' Partner Recognized: Two Emory Hospitals named to Becker's Healthcare "100 great hospitals in America" list
Congratulations to Emory Healthcare on two of their hospitals being named in the Becker's Healthcare 2019 list of "100 Great Hospitals in America." Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital, both selected as industry leaders among the nation’s top health care organizations that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties.
Congratulations to UF Health Jacksonville for receiving two prestigious awards and being ranked as one of the top hospitals in multiple areas of care in the latest report released by Healthgrades. Among those achievements are clinical quality awards in cranial neurosurgery and critical care. Axea is proud to partner with UF Health Jacksonville and applauds their commitment to high-quality documentation and coding, which leads to exceptional results.
The October issue of the NAHRI Journal features Axea Solutions CEO Susan Gatehouse in the article, “FOCUS ON CODING: EHR tune-up: Refine EHR implementation and maintenance processes.”
“You’ve made the switch and sailed through go-live while controlling DNFB—but don’t declare victory too soon. Seemingly small issues deferred or unnoticed during the rush of go-live can come back to bite an organization months or even years later. Revenue integrity needs to scrutinize reports to spot revenue issues that can be traced to an inefficient software setting, poor template design, or incorrectly configured edits. Having an EHR means constant change,” says Susan Gatehouse, RHIA, CPC, CCS, chief executive officer of Axea Solutions, Inc., in Atlanta.
NAHRI members can view the full article online.
Axea Solutions CEO Susan Gatehouse is featured in the September 2018 Health Data Management magazine in the article, “Coding gets an automated assist: Facing ICD-10’s complexity, coders are increasingly getting a hand from computers to do their work.”
“Susan Gatehouse, CEO of Axea Solutions, says in theory CAC sounds great, but it’s shortsighted to believe software by itself could completely replace a human. “It can help, but patience is key,” she says. Gatehouse contends that many hospitals tried CAC software when it was first available, but they gave up on it too soon. It takes time for human coders to review the codes and teach the system to recognize the diagnoses. Systems typically assign too many codes at first, but they get better over time as they learn to better interpret the verbiage used by clinicians, she says. CAC has become more sophisticated since 2015, Gatehouse notes. She predicts that many of the hospitals that stopped using CAC could return to it, and if they are patient, they will find the “tool really works for them.”
VIEW THE SEPTEMBER 2018 HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE.
BY MAUREEN KELLY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AXEA SOLUTIONS
This year’s Florida Hospital Financial Management Association (HFMA) Fall Conference at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida on September 5 – 7, was the perfect location for their fast-paced and innovative program. Attendees packed the sessions, networking events, and exhibitor hall throughout the conference and took advantage of networking time to discuss strategies and share inventive ideas about navigating the upheaval going on in healthcare revenue cycle operations.
Axea Solutions CEO Susan Gatehouse Unveils How to Discover Hidden Financial Pitfalls Post-EHR Transition
Axea Solutions CEO Susan Gatehouse chatted with John Lynn of Healthcare Scene during this week's Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) conference about discovering hidden financial pitfalls post-EHR transition, identifying the root causes of denials, and why healthcare organizations shouldn't always take technology data at face value.
Is your healthcare facility working towards a denial management solution or denial free solutions? Contact Axea Solutions for reducing, remediation, and irradiating your denials.
Axea Solutions CEO Susan Gatehouse was recently featured in Becker's Hospitals' "Female vendor RCM leaders to know in 2018."
"A number of healthcare organizations seek out input from vendors for revenue cycle management and financial improvement. At these vendors, there are women who have the expertise to help providers with everything from front-end processes to coding and billing."
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For the past two years, The Place of Forsyth County has celebrated high school graduations with area young people that through many life struggles, including homelessness, have succeeded in receiving their diplomas.
THIS YEAR THE PLACE IDENTIFIED 26 DESERVING SENIORS WHO RECEIVED A DECORATED JAR WITH EIGHT $25 GIFT CARDS! AXEA SOLUTIONS PROUDLY CONTRIBUTED GIFT CARDS, WHICH OFFERED ASSISTANCE FOR GAS, CLOTHES, FAST FOOD, WALMART, TARGET AND ENTERTAINMENT NEEDS.
"The gifts will bring a smile on the face of kids who beat the odds and are following their dreams!" said Naomi Byrne, The Place Of Forsyth County.
"This is a great local organization that is instrumental to helping those in need right here in our community," said Axea Solutions CEO Susan Gatehouse. "We are proud to support their efforts and we encourage everyone to also lend a hand."
To donate to The Place Of Forsyth, visit http://theplaceofforsyth.org/ or call 770.887.1098.
BY SUSAN GATEHOUSE, AXEA SOLUTIONS CEO
Another year, another raft of changes from CMS. A major hitter this year is the change in 340B drug reimbursement.