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Healthcare Information Services (HIS) December Radiology Newsletter


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Healthcare Information Services (HIS) December Radiology Newsletter

  1. 1. DECEMBER 2012 Inside IN THIS ISSUE 1.1 {WEBINAR} 8 REVENUE CYCLE CONCERNS FOR RADIOLOGY GROUPS & HOW TO FIX THEM 8 Revenue Cycle Concerns for 1.2 ICD-10 Radiology Groups & How to Fix Them IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE & WHAT IT Radiology groups are in a time of constant MEANS FOR RADIOLOGY GROUPS change with reimbursements, patient volumes, and elective surgeries all declining. These 2.3 INTERNATIONAL DAY changes are forcing practice owners to OF RADIOLOGY reevaluate processes and tackle inefficiencies. David Wold, CHBC, Chief Executive 2.4 Officer, and David DSilva, Chief Operations 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO Officer, at Healthcare Information Services, KNOW ABOUT GEMS (GENERAL L.L.C., are offering this upcoming webinar to help radiology groups EQUIVALENCE overcome their top revenue cycle concerns. MAPPINGS) Click here to pre-register now. ICD-10 Implementation Schedule & What It Means for Radiology Groups Radiology is inherently more specialized and has far fewer potential codes than a trauma center or primary care practice, but the added complexity of ICD-10 and its implementation still presents a number of challenges and obstacles that must be overcome. Every area affected by the F I R T Y upcoming change to ICD-10 has its own unique issues. However, one of the most important tasks is (855) RING-HIS to figure out what challenges your 350 S. Northwest Highway practice in particular faces. Suite 200 Park Ridge, IL 60068 Learn more about the ICD-10 implementation schedule and what it means for your radiology practice here.HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C
  2. 2. DECEMBER 2012 International Day of Radiology November 8th, was the first International Day of Radiology (IDoR).  It also marked the 117th anniversary of the discovery of the X-ray in 1895, and also served to recognize the advances in patient care made by radiation therapy oncologists, radiologists and medical imaging professionals since that time. The International Day of Radiology was sponsored jointly by European Society of Radiology (ESR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and American College of Radiology(ACR). Together they hosted a wide range of international activities to mark the event alongwith almost 79 medical societies in more than 38 countries. Continue reading the full article here. 7 Things You Need to Know About GEMs (General Equivalence Mappings)General Equivalence Mappings or GEM as it is popularlycalled comes into use if you are looking to translate lists ofcodes, coded data or code tables while converting a systemor any other application containing ICD-9-CM.  GEM isdeveloped as an essential tool to assist conversions ofICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 9thEdition, Clinical Modification) to ICD-10 (InternationalClassification of Diseases, 10th Edition) and vice-versa.  Click here to read more. Have Questions? We’re happy to help. Healthcare Information Services (HIS) (855) RING-HIS 350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 200 Park Ridge, IL 60068 F I R T YHEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C