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Black Book Award Winners Showcase Revenue Cycle Cycle & Coding Solutions at 86th AHIMA

The number of outsourced coding and revenue cycle management initiatives have doubled over a years’ time as the number of hospitals confront the challenges of implementing suitable solutions before the 2015 ICD-10 deadline, according to the recently published Black Book™ surveys of hospital technology and physician leaders. This week many of those leaders will gather at the Association of Health Information Management Association Convention in San Diego.

24 percent of hospitals now outsource Clinical documentation audit, review and programming, up from 12% last year. By Q3 2015, 71 percent of hospitals plan on having a CDI services partner help them adjust and survive under the new codes. Full end-to-end revenue cycle outsourcing launches have increased 58% since 2013.

Attendees will have the opportunity to spend time evaluating sixteen of the top ranked vendors serving the coding and revenue cycle management sectors, as scored on 18 key performance indicators in 2014.

Black Book Rankings, well known internationally for accurate, impartial and relevant customer satisfaction surveys in the health industry services and software sectors, conducts sweeping annual user polls to determine the highest ranked Coding, Revenue Cycle, Health Information Exchange, and Electronic Record software systems.

Recognized as the most extensive HIM and HIT exposition in the industry, the AHIMA Convention and Exhibit attracts more than 4,000 decision makers and influencers. These are people looking for solutions in areas such as the electronic health record, clinical vocabularies and mapping, revenue cycle management, workflow, interoperability, transcription, and much more.

The 16 Top Ranked 2014 Black Book award winners are exhibiting at the AHIMA next week are:

  •  3M Health Information Systems – #1 Computer Assisted Coding
  •  Accretive PAS – #1 Hospital System Revenue Cycle Management Consulting
  •  Beacon Partners – Large Hospital Revenue Cycle Management Consulting
  •  ChartMaxx by Quest Diagnostics – Document Management & Imaging Software
  •  Dolbey – Speech Recognition Software
  •  HealthPort – Release of Information Outsourcing
  •  Iron Mountain – Patient Record Management Outsourcing
  •  McKesson – Small Hospital Revenue Cycle Management Software
  •  MedAssets – Community Hospital RCM Consulting
  •  NextGen – Electronic Health Records, Large Group Practices
  •  Nuance – Clinical Documentation Improvement Software
  •  Optum – Accountable Care Interoperability
  •  Optum – EHR Decision Support
  •  Parallon – Hospital System & Chain Revenue Cycle Outsourcing
  •  Precyse – Medical Transcription Outsourcing
  •  Quadramed – Patient Accounting, Small Hospitals
  •  Quadramed – Enterprise Master Patient Index Tools
  •  Streamline Health – Content Management ServicesAbout Black Book™

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