If the algorithm and abstractors
agreed precisely on the pregnancy episode outcome type, it was considered exact agreement.
There were cases around the country in the mid- to late 1800s where a lawyer or abstractor
was only liable up to the amount of their fee," says Kerry Schuman, managing partner at Jaffe, Friedman, Schuman, Nemeroff, Applebaum & McCaffery PC, an Elkins Park, Pennsylvania-based law firm and 20-year title industry veteran.
Neither medical record abstractor
was blinded to the study hypotheses, which may have biased the results from the nonobservational study.
Then, two nurse abstractors
collected 104 data items on 2,231 randomly selected emergency psychiatric patients treated in the EDs of two New England hospitals between March 1985 and March 1986.
We used two types of abstractors
to review the medical records: health information technicians (HIT) and registered nurses (RN).
While SmartProp already has a nationwide abstractor
coverage, our focus currently is to also partner with abstractors
at a county level, so we can leverage their significant knowledge specific to their jurisdiction.
The medical record audit was performed by trained abstractors
This obviously creates tension between the needs of abstractors
, and those of the environment.
Case files were reviewed by professional chart abstractors
who entered data into an encrypted electronic database in a secure location at the OCC.
It has been said that if all the licensed abstractors
took their quota from the river then there wouldn't be a trickle of water left in some rivers - for example, the river Wye.
were added to scrub records for missing data before it went to billers and to ensure that all of the documentation that should be captured was there.
The customers of the receiving department are the indexers and abstractors