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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.

Glenn Krauss, Director of Enterprise Solutions

Recent Posts

Top 5 Ways to Reduce and Manage Medical Necessity Denials

By training and temperament, physicians tend to do whatever it takes to help those who need it. That attitude is admirable overall – after all, you wouldn’t want to go to a doctor who didn’t have your best health interests at heart.

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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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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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Keys to High-Performing Clinical Documentation Improvement Initiatives

Properly defining the goals and objectives of any clinical documentation improvement (CDI) initiative sets the tone for and is instrumental in driving the immediate and long-term success of the program. Yet this truth can feel overly general, and on..

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Clinical Documentation Improvement – Key for ICD-10 Claims Processing

In October of last year, Antonietta Sculimbrene, MD, MHA, of Palmetto GBA (a CMS contractor) presented some critical ICD-10 tips for physicians. The content is worth revisiting now that ICD-10 claims processing is in full swing. 

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