John Pitsikoulis

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John Pitsikoulis

John Pitsikoulis is an RHIA certified, results-driven leader with 30 years of management and consulting experience earned while working for Nuance Communications, PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Cleveland Clinic Health System.  His technical skills and operational insight make him the perfect choice to lead Harmony Healthcare's Consulting Solutions division. A coding, clinical documentation and compliance expert, Pitsikoulis has integrated his regulatory subject matter expertise and operational improvement experience with emerging technologies in healthcare including the EHR, computer assisted coding (CAC) and NLP technologies. He has written numerous articles for industry publications including Modern Healthcare, Physicians Practice, EHRIntelligence and the AHIMA Journal, on topics such as EHR optimization, compliance, ICD-10, CAC optimization and improving productivity through data analytics. Learn more about John Pitsikoulis and follow him on LinkedIn.

How the Recent CMS Update Will Impact Traditional Medicare Reimbursement with MACRA

How the Recent CMS Update Will Impact Traditional Medicare Reimbursement with MACRA At the beginning of February 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed raising Medicare Advantage plan payments by an average 1.84 percent in 2019. In a more recent announcement dated April 2, 2018, CMS proposed an increase in Medicare Advantage plan payments from the original estimated 1.84 percent to 3.4 percent based on improvements in data submissions. CMS is committed to strengthening the Medicare Advantage…

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Unlocking the Benefits of Physician-led Documentation Integrity Solutions: An Expert Q&A

Unlocking the Benefits of Physician-led Documentation Integrity Solutions: An Expert Q&A Harmony Consulting Solutions (HCS) provides end-to-end project management, and highly specialized population health and revenue cycle management consulting solutions for a diverse range of healthcare organizations, from small physician groups to multifacility health systems. To meet client’s changing needs HCS expanded its portfolio. Clients can now leverage physician-led documentation integrity solutions to minimize risk and drive revenue recovery—with proven return on investment. Get actionable insights from experts at HCS…

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People – The Forgotten Secret Ingredient to Drive Successful Change

People—The Forgotten Secret Ingredient to Drive Successful Change We have all heard of the people, process, and technology triangle for performance improvement. This triangle has been the proverbial three-legged stool moniker for the successful integration of all three components for achieving business transformation. When it comes to revenue cycle challenges in healthcare, being able to continuously improve the process in response to the ever-changing regulatory environment can seem daunting. I think we can all agree, we are in a period…

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