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Misery on the front lines of healthcare delivery

October 26th, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Health professionals should not have to choose between doing what’s right for their patients and doing well. Health care in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes in the way we […]

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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.

Time-based E/M coding: When the guidelines don’t fit

September 28th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

This month, Inside Angle blogger Rebecca Caux-Harry discusses E/M coding guidelines with Andee Andriole, 3M senior manager of outpatient consulting services. Andee: Hey Rebecca, I was just reading some of […]

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Don’t destroy what works well in health care

October 24th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

What is the most effective mechanism in the U.S. to achieve the goals of health reform? Is it cutting-edge technology? Risk-based payment models? Affordable health insurance coverage for more people? […]

Reconciling different visions of our healthcare system

October 21st, 2016 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

The conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer opined in a recent Washington Post editorial: “The Democrats will eventually push to junk Obamacare for a full-fledged, government-run, single-payer system. Republicans will seek to […]

Over the MOON: The CMS proposed Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

October 19th, 2016 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

In case you were on vacation and missed it, on August 6, 2016, Congress enacted the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act. The CMS announcement regarding […]

HCCs for risk adjustment anyone?

October 17th, 2016 / By Jeremy Zasowski

The results of a recent study from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation on payment rewards and penalties for Michigan hospitals participating in the Medicare Comprehensive Joint […]

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