Entries by Ciox Health

Ciox Launches HealthSource Gym to Train and Assess Medical Coders

Platform Equips Coders with Vital Education and Development Opportunities ALPHARETTA, GA – September 18, 2018 – Ciox, a leading health technology company, announces today the launch of a comprehensive platform designed to help assess, train and develop medical coders within healthcare organizations and academia. Named Ciox HealthSource Gym, the SaaS platform is a robust, engaging learning environment […]

Ciox Addresses CMS Fax Elimination Challenge

Ciox Believes Mandate is Necessary to Achieve a Fax-free Future Alpharetta, GA. – (September 7, 2018) – Since 2014, the healthcare industry has invested more than $17 billion[1] in digital integration and analytic capabilities to support care delivery, wellness and research. Despite new innovations, the use of fax machines remains a brittle link in the coordination and […]

How Payers Can Use NLP to Improve Risk Adjustment Coding

When payers think about using NLP services, they often think about how they can embed an NLP-enabled process into the first pass coding process. The process of bringing a new technology into the risk adjustment process can be daunting, and payers should be cautious to engage with the right technology partner. But to take advantage […]

Making Sure Protected Health Information Stays Protected

A primary concern for every healthcare professional is the safe, secure management of protected health information (PHI). This is especially true for anyone within health information management (HIM) that deals with the exchange of patient information between physicians, health plans, other requesters (e.g., health sciences and law firms), and with the patients themselves. So as […]

Confidentiality and the Battle against Substance Abuse

While HIPAA regulations allow health professionals to share health information regarding opioid abuse with a patient’s loved ones in emergency and dangerous situations, many HIM departments are still struggling with the release of information laws of such information at the state level and those requests by insurance companies, payors, and other healthcare providers. As we […]

Trump Halts Risk Adjustment Payments, Impacts Health Plans & Consumers

As if the complexities around healthcare affordability couldn’t get more convoluted, the latest news from the Trump administration to halt approximately $10.4 billion in risk adjustment payments has grave impacts to the healthcare industry. Risk adjustment, a permanent financial stabilization program, was established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to transfer payments between […]

Ciox Partners with Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Ciox HealthSource to Advance Northwestern Memorial Healthcare’s ROI Process Ciox, a leading health technology company, announces today its partnership with Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, a health system comprised of more than 100 locations throughout the Chicago region, to bring efficiency and transparency to Northwestern Memorial’s release of information (ROI) process. Ciox has a proven track record […]

Why Health Information Exchanges Are More Important Now Than Ever

Guest Author, Jessica Smith, Vice President of Healthcare Analytics & Risk Adjustment Solutions, Gorman Health Group The importance of Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) is at an all-time high that is continually evolving to improve the quality and timeliness of care for patients. Access to medical records gives those providing care an understanding of the patient’s health […]

Your Questions Answered: New HIPAA Laws Around Opioid Crisis

In a previous post, I wrote about HHS relaxing HIPAA to address the opioid abuse in the U.S., and in February I hosted a webinar where we discussed the new laws and how it will impact providers. In today’s post, I address several of the great questions we received during the live session. Q: If a previously discharged patient requests […]