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Insights and discoveries at the intersection of data science and health care. 

HIMagine That: Non-OR procedures

August 22nd, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Hi Sue. Have you had a chance to read through the FY 2017 Final Rule since our last chat? Sue: I haven’t read all 2,434 pages if that’s what […]

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Article: What’s next for ICD-10?

With Barbara Aubry, RN

Now that the code freeze is over, big changes are coming to ICD-10.

Webinar: Data quality and the future of reimbursement

Exploring changing quality programs with Christine McNamara, Program Director for Coding Services at 3M HIS and Melody Mulaik, President and Co-Founder of Coding Strategies, Inc.

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A fundamental algorithm for health analytics

August 19th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

So much hope is invested in health data. As technology zooms into the 21st century (wearables, predictive modeling, precision medicine), health data organizations are scrambling to keep up. The promise […]

An essential next step for healthcare reform: Ensuring the future of safety net institutions

August 17th, 2016 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In the past few weeks, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (the Academies) released a report […]

ICD-10 and good government

August 15th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

My years of posting blog diatribes against the politics behind the ICD-10 implementation saga may have sent a confusing message regarding government (as distinguished from politics), so I would like […]

Smartphones and computer-assisted coding

August 11th, 2016 / By Clarissa George

When I entered my major’s program in college, I decided I could no longer go without a smartphone. Up until that point, I had gotten by with just a regular […]

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Donna Smith, RHIA Senior Consultant and Project Manager, Consulting Services

Coding and Classification, ICD-10

Sue Belley, RHIA Clinical Content Development Manager, Consulting Services and Outsource Services

Coding and Classification, ICD-10

Kristine Daynes Marketing Manager, Populations and Payment Solutions

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Video: Overcoming Incrementalism in Healthcare Transformation

With David Wetherelt, Herb Fillmore

Industry experts met in March 2016 at the State Healthcare IT Connect conference to discuss best practices.

Article: Is the CMS HACRP a valid measure of hospital performance?

With Richard Fuller, MS, Richard Averill, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

Webinar: Effective strategies for managing special needs populations within value-based care

With Herb Fillmore

What makes special populations so important to value-based care? Ignore them at your own risk.

Webinar: Driving quality outcomes with 3M APR DRGs

An unintended effect of improved CDI may be a negative impact on your quality profile, so how do you create accurate documentation?