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Are the ACA Health Insurance Marketplaces working?

July 22nd, 2016 / By Paul LaBrec

In March of 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare.  The law created the most significant changes to the […]

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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.

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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.

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Innovative payment models for complex populations

July 20th, 2016 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In developing our classification tools we are continually called upon to make judgement calls on the relative clinical complexity of individuals and the interaction between comorbid chronic conditions on quality […]

ICD-10: What Control is not

July 18th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

Warning: This blog may be pretty heavy going for non-coders. Possible side effects include, but are not limited to, uncontrolled eye-rolling, heavy-sigh-induced hypoxemia, facial tics and persistent vegetative state. If […]

Assessing interoperability for MACRA: Our response to the Health & Human Services RFI

July 15th, 2016 / By Amy Sheide

Congress has declared a national objective to achieve widespread exchange of electronic health information nationwide by December 31, 2018. By this July, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services […]

Medical device replacements and the OIG

July 13th, 2016 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Seems little in health care is straightforward.  An area that I’ve often found confusing has become even more complex: Accurately reporting medical devices. To meet CMS regulations, not only do […]

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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.

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.