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CONTENTS July 2011 Vol. 32, No. 7


Elizabeth Hart says business process management technology can ultimately replace core systems at reduced risk.


HMT’s panel of industry experts


discusses the best ways to reduce errors during the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.


Rik Drummond talks


about getting comfortable with the concept of EHR certification.


4 ICD-10 A MASTER DATA CHALLENGE 34 6


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MOBILE COMPUTING PRODUCTS MOBILE COMPUTING BUYERS GUIDE


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ON THE COVER 8


The switch from


ICD-9 to ICD-10 We asked our panel of experts the following question: As we continue transitioning to ICD-10, what are the best ways to reduce claims and coding errors?


16 ICD-10: A master


data challenge ICD -10 is mandated at a diffi cult time of many changes.


CLAIMS AND CODING


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How agile is your claims adjudication system? Business process management technology can ultimately replace core systems at reduced risk.


The drive to coding compliance Three ways to ignite coding performance.


TESTING CERTIFICATION EHR certifi cation:


Getting comfortable with the concept An understanding of what certifi cation is and isn’t, how it differs from meaningful use and what long-term benefi ts it could bring.


COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas


Thought Leaders: E-prescribing/Rx Management by Scot Walker


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch New Products


Buyers Guide: Mobile Computing/POC Products: Mobile Computing/POC Index of Advertisers


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