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Welcome to the ZirMed Connections blog! This is your direct connection to the insight from ZirMed’s massive cloud-based network of more than 300,000 healthcare providers, millions of patients and billions of healthcare transactions. You’ll hear from ZirMed’s leaders on the hottest topics in the healthcare industry and the inside scoop on the latest technology projects and company updates.

ICD-10 Updates are Coming—Are You Ready?

On October 1, 2016 the ICD-10 code freeze ends—which means that all the new and updated codes that have been hanging in limbo will go live all at once. This is the first major update to the code set (a full list of changes is located on the CMS website

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Denial Management: Moving Upstream in the Revenue Cycle

Managing denials continues to be a thorn in the side of just about every healthcare organization. Traditional approaches to denial management treat the symptom rather than the underlying causes – and the back-and-forth with payers can lead to..

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RCM and Healthcare IT Takeaways from ZUG16

Every year, ZirMed looks forward to our annual user group, affectionately known as ZUG (the ZirMed User Group). ZUG16 was no exception – but as always, thanks to our clients and partners, it was exceptional. 

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5 Questions to Ask Before Changing Clearinghouses

Billing departments continue to be pressed by daunting challenges as the healthcare industry transforms from a fee-for service to a fee-for-value business model. The question today, with an insurance industry that is more complex than ever, is whether..

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The Tyranny of the Three I’s: Incomplete Information, Inaccurate ICD-10 Coding and Insufficient Documentation

It’s not exactly a secret that the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care has caused a lot of headaches and heartaches among CFOs and revenue cycle professionals at hospitals and health systems. It isn’t so much the destination that..

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