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What will healthcare workers do in an AI-powered healthcare landscape?

March 22nd, 2017 / By Amy Sheide

There is a lot of speculation about the disruption that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will bring to health care. This disruption discussion often covers the applicability and the impact (opportunities and […]

VBP pilot programs underway in New York State

March 20th, 2017 / By Matthew Ehlinger

In New York State (NYS), as the final results for measurement Year 2 are solidifying, Value-based Payment (VBP) pilot programs are starting. The VBP pilots do not have an easy […]

ICD-10: What about specificity and reimbursement?

March 17th, 2017 / By Clarissa George

In a recent blog, my colleague Jason Mark examined specificity with Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) to see if there are noticeable shifts in the specificity of codes being used under ICD-10. […]

The primary care physician and the Triple Aim – A team effort

March 15th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

There is a lot expected of the primary care physician (PCP) when he or she engages in a value-based care arrangement. Reducing total cost of care for a patient population […]

Tyranny of the urgent and addressing what matters: Using health risk assessments well

March 13th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

One premise of improving population health outcomes rests on the idea that we can be more pro-active in healthcare delivery. In addition to reacting to the “reason for visit” we […]

HIMagine That: Coding in Canada

March 10th, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Eh Sue. What did you think of our experience in Canada reviewing charts for accurate coding? Sue: I would say that they have a similar challenge to ours in […]

Population health: What’s medical necessity got to do with it?

March 8th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

A busy doctor just saw his diabetic patient in the office. The usual was done; B/P, weight, pulse, respirations recorded and the blood glucose log was reviewed. The doctor reminded […]

If you got it….use it! Working smarter, not harder on improving quality outcomes

March 6th, 2017 / By Cheryl Manchenton

I have found that the best topics for my blog are those that I care most passionately about (see “Collaborating with Kindness” as an example). As I thought about this […]

ICD-10 coding challenge: Removal of lymph node tissue

March 3rd, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Julia Palmer, project manager with the consulting services business of 3M Health Information Systems, is author of this month’s coding challenge blog. CHALLENGE QUESTION Patient had a melanoma of the […]

One thing we do know – Value-based payment in health care is here to stay

March 1st, 2017 / By Gretchen Mills

Political agreement across the aisle!  “What’s that?” you ask. Yes it is true that there is general agreement that healthcare payment in the U.S. has to transition from paying for […]

Are we being more specific?

February 27th, 2017 / By Jason Mark

One of the main drivers for moving to ICD-10 was increased coding specificity. When the switch took place, however, it was acknowledged that it might still take some time for […]

Data challenges for the Social ACO

February 24th, 2017 / By Paul LaBrec

A relatively recent construct in Value-Based Care programs is the merger of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with programs designed to address specific Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). One such […]