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MiraMed’s eAlerts are distributed via email every Wednesday, and contains the latest industry information regarding business process outsourcing solutions, helpful coding news, or any number of relevant topics in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of healthcare. To subscribe, simply complete the form below. Below the subscription form, you will find the archived eAlerts available.

How Has Natural Language Processing Technology Changed Healthcare?

September 20, 2017

When you search on your smartphone for something by saying “OK Google,” or call on iPhone’s Siri for assistance, or ask Amazon’s Alexa for help, the system knows that “CA” means “California.”  But when you search for something on SharePoint, or in a clinical record, or even across multiple systems, does the system recognize the intent of your search?  Unless you are using some sort of Natural Language Processing (NLP), the answer is “no.”  NLP was created to understand the meaning of any text, interpret the user’s request, and match the answer to the intent.

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Emergency Waivers Help Providers Care for Hurricane-Affected Patients

September 13, 2017

Healthcare providers, if you serve Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) patients in the counties and geographical areas impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, or see patients who have been displaced from their homes in these areas who are in need of care, you need to know how government payers are responding to the crises, as well as the compliance implications of their actions for your facilities.

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Tips to Make the Most of Your Community Health Needs Assessment

August 30, 2017

Non-profit hospitals must conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years and submit a report detailing the CHNA’s findings in order to comply with Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Service tax code and maintain their non-profit status.  The following compendium of recommendations and reminders will help your organization derive the most benefit from a CHNA and keep you on track.

Read more: Tips to Make the Most of Your Community Health Needs Assessment

CMS Modifies Bundled Payment Programs, Seeks Comments

August 23, 2017

The proposed rule change posted to the Federal Register on August 10, 2017 indicates the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will rescind the regulations governing two mandatory bundled payment programs, the Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment Models (EPMs) and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive (CRI) Payment Models, which were scheduled to start in 2018. It also proposes to revise certain aspects of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, including:

Read more: CMS Modifies Bundled Payment Programs, Seeks Comments

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