Provation Blog

The Provation blog informs physicians, nurses and healthcare administrators of procedure documentation software happenings and addresses clinical challenges in a series of posts.

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Future of Gastroenterology: Incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in gastroenterology has the potential to democratize access to knowledge that has historically been held in the hands of specialists. For example, the expert scoring of endoscopic findings in inflammatory bowel disease can now be done automatically, and the results placed in the hands of primary care physicians, nurses, and even patients. …

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Lowering the Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening Age

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends lowering the age to start colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings from 50 to 45. USPSTF’s new recommendations are open for public comment until November 23, 2020.
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Resuming Elective Procedures During COVID-19 (Podcast)

COVID-19 has reshaped the landscape of elective gastroenterology (GI) procedures. Mounting backlogs, reduced revenues and limited clinical staff have created open-ended uncertainty.
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Developing a Proactive Recovery Plan for ASCs

ASC backlogs for critical elective procedures such as colonoscopies in the gastroenterology (GI) space are expanding daily, nationwide. Experts explain there are proactive recovery plans ASCs can create now for when elective procedures can continue.
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Gastrointestinal (GI) Coronavirus Symptoms May Be Overlooked

Gastroenterologists may already be on the frontlines in the war against coronavirus. Becker’s ASC Review (GI & Endoscopy) recently warned of gastrointestinal (GI) coronavirus symptoms.
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Rural Hospital Closures Hit “Crisis” Levels

120 rural hospitals nationwide closed from 2010 through January 1, 2020. The CCRH called this situation the “the rural hospital closure crisis.” Here are key reasons why facilities that provide life-saving healthcare in rural and remote parts of the country are shutting down.
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Does Physician Dictation and Transcription Save Time?

Many physicians believe dictation and transcription is the quickest way to document procedures and get back to patient care. Which is true, until it's not.
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Cloud-Based Software: Best Practices for ASC Implementation

Cloud-based software is revolutionizing clinical documentation. Discover best practices for implementing a new SaaS solution at your ASC.
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CMS 2020 Final Rules for Quality Reporting

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released changes in quality reporting for 2020. See MIPS, ASCQR and HOQRP removals and additions.
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Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) Removed from MIPS

Many gastroenterology (GI) physicians report to MIPS for quality reporting. Read why CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) dropped the measure.
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Ways to Ensure Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Success

Hospitals and ASCs across the nation are implementing clinical documentation improvement programs. Discover six key steps to achieving a successful CDI program.
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Why Nursing Documentation Software Should Be Intuitive, Comprehensive and Precise

Comprehensive nursing documentation software should lie at the top of the priority list for all hospitals and ASCs.
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Attributing Correct ICD-10 and CPT® Codes

Precise medical billing and coding is vital because the success of healthcare businesses relies on the accuracy of procedure codes.
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Maximizing GI Procedure Success with the GIQuIC Registry

Facilities that report to the GIQuIC registry can monitor and report on GI procedure quality benchmarks, as well as measure successful outcomes against competitors.
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Calculating an Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) Properly

Automated calculation and reporting exist to track and improve ADRs across facilities, and to keep physicians engaged with the success of their procedures.
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