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Side effects of an unhealthy surgical dictionary

Surgical dictionaries are important tools that link clinical documentation to their corresponding administrative codes, which are necessary for billing and regulatory reporting needs. But these standardized codes are not static, which means effective dictionaries require continuous upkeep. And when a surgical dictionary becomes unhealthy – with outdated or inaccurate codes – there are several side effects that can negatively impact organizations.

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Side effects of an unhealthy surgical dictionary

Surgical dictionaries are important tools that link clinical documentation to their corresponding administrative codes, which are necessary for billing and regulatory reporting needs. But these standardized codes are not static, which means effective dictionaries require continuous upkeep. And when a surgical dictionary becomes unhealthy – with outdated or inaccurate codes – there are several side effects that can negatively impact organizations.

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Why clinical documentation with granularity matters in a pandemic

Back in May, IMO’s Chief Clinical Officer, Steven Rube, MD, FAMIA, sat down with HIMSS to talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted key areas in clinical documentation where the process of recording patient information is not intuitive – and why having greater specificity in clinical notes is critical to making the most of the patient record.

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The clinical terminology behind the health IT curtain

With over 25 years of clinical terminology curation and governance, IMO is one of health IT’s best kept secrets – but not for much longer. Highlighting just a few of the secondary uses enabled by IMO’s comprehensive terminology is Chief Strategy Officer, Dale Sanders.

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Addressing interoperability in healthcare through legislation

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life, addressing interoperability in healthcare is critically important. So, we pored over the most recent legislation on the topic – the 21st Century Cures Act – and learned about the new responsibilities payers have in healthcare interoperability. Read a snippet of our summary below.

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Unlocking better data through normalization: An IMO/MMRF case study

In this on-demand webinar, Steven Labkoff, MD, the former Chief Data Officer at MMRF and Matt Cardwell, PhD, Vice President, of Client Services at IMO, discuss how IMO Precision Normalize is helping the MMRF to recover and re-introduce missing data to help them gain greater insights from their existing oncology datasets.

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In My Opinion: Cross-functional collaboration with Giselle Martinez

The fact that the letters IMO don’t just stand for Intelligent Medical Objects isn’t lost on this healthcare data enablement company. Indeed, we believe it’s high time IMO embraced our text-slang status and we’re doing just that with In My Opinion, an Ideas series featuring Q&As with IMO employees. The software engineering department’s summer intern, Giselle Martinez, takes the August spotlight.

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ICD-10-CM 2022 updates and regulatory readiness

Listen to IMO’s top coding professionals and thought leaders discuss the 2022 ICD-10-CM coding changes. This webinar reviews additions, deletions, and other revisions to the ICD-10-CM code set and how to make sure you get properly reimbursed.

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What’s in a variant? Clinical documentation, epidemiology, and genomic sequencing

As concern around the delta variant – among other mutations – of the SARS-CoV-2 virus grows, it’s critical that we take advantage of all the resources at our disposal to help combat the pandemic. A key tool in our toolbox? Harnessing the power of genomic sequencing. In part one of this four-part blog series, we’re explaining the value of sequencing with respect to emerging variants.

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