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A matrix, The Matrix, and ICD-10-PCS

By Rhonda Butler

The word “matrix” has lots of definitions, and three of the most common ones all describe an aspect of ICD-10-PCS (PCS for short). I know…why bother with yet another blog that starts with a dictionary definition, or worse yet, an analogy using a movie plot? This blog has both because a matrix and the Matrix are relevant not only to PCS but […]

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Webinar: Preventing Readmissions: PPRs and ACRs

With Cheryl Manchenton

Cheryl Manchenton, addresses PPRs and ACRs and their impact on hospital reimbursement.

eGuide: 10 questions payers must ask when choosing a value measure

As a payer, what questions should you be asking about value-based care? Find out in this latest eGuide.

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Document and code with compassion

February 8th, 2016 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I am a Registered Nurse. Some of the most memorable days of my career were spent in the hospital. I remember watching the sun rise from the window in the […]

New year, new CPT modifications part 2

February 5th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Picking up where we left off last month, here’s part two of my blog on CPT additions, deletions and modifications for 2016 (for part one, click here). Let’s start in […]

6 approaches to align prescription drugs with the Triple Aim

February 3rd, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

Prescription drug prices increased by more than 10 percent in 2015 and account for 1 in every 10 dollars spent on health care in the United States. The nearly $300 […]

The value of measuring complex outcomes

February 1st, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Improving the rate of mammography or colorectal cancer screening for appropriate individuals is a good thing. I suspect that my experience in practice was similar to others: Our group would […]

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Webinar: Why is CDI crucial for outpatient and physician services?

With Lisa Lanier

This webinar with expert Lisa Lanier explains how clinical documentation improvement is impacted by the shift from inpatient to outpatient services.  

Case Study: Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska

The Nebraska health plan needed a way to identify at-risk members. They had the data, but how to use it?

Infographic: EHR copy-paste is here to stay. Compliance issues don’t have to.

What are the risks of copy-paste? Keep compliant while taking advantage of copy-paste efficiency.


Article: The Magic Ingredient in Population Health

With Barbara Aubry, RN

From disease management to chronic care management to managed care and capitation, numerous initiatives over the past two decades have tried to promote better outcomes. So will the results be […]