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The Evolution of Procurement: Past, Present, Future – Part 1 of 2

By Aswathram Viswanathan

Procurement:

Supply chain is no longer as simple as getting goods from point A to B, as it is about understanding and executing a complex set of variables. Global competition, changing economies, and new supply chain challenges, have brought into focus the need for procurement leaders to develop strategies that will yield sustainable competitive advantage.

Current trends:

In response to these challenges, procurement has evolved from organizations focusing on buying goods from suppliers with lowest price quotations, to harnessing the power of big data analytics and cloud computing, to make better decisions. Here are some of the trends that are affecting procurement today:

Healthcare Insights

By Tara Canty

CGN Global's Clinical Programming Approach

Our thoughtful, streamlined, evidence based approach to implementation of clinical programming leads to improved clinical outcomes and financial performance.  Our program can help answer the following questions and more!

What clinical services have opportunities for improved outcomes?
What clinical services cost the organization more than benchmarks indicate? 
What are the key drivers to over utilization of some services and under-utilization of others?
What is the real financial benefit to changing processes and outcomes? 

The CGN Global Edge that drives our Healthcare initiatives

By Tara Canty

CGN Global focuses on realigning processes and strategy, implementing the correct and most up to date technology and preparing companies for the future through many different forms of Business Transformation. We use our Healthcare Process Transformation service to enable companies to dramatically improve in critical performance measures such as quality, cost and cycle time by fundamentally rethinking and redesigning core healthcare processes that are essential to a company's current and future progression.

The History of ICD, coding changes throughout the years & the positive impact on medical billing to ICD-10

By Vicki Battioli

PEORIA, IL – In the world of Healthcare, nothing is easy.  You can only continue to strive and look forward to better and more consistent practices.  ICD, is an example of an effort to better Healthcare practices. 

ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases. It is the diagnosis coding system, which became a requirement through Medicare in the 1980s.

This coding system is utilized as a means of processing the large and often complex volume of claims submitted to the federal government.

Shortly after Medicare began requiring use of the system, most commercial insurance providers followed suit, as a means of streamlining overall billing.

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