To raise the bar on performance, University of Utah Health Care analyzed and transformed high-quality data into actionable intelligence.
Complete and accurate documentation is critical to improving key performance indicators for both hospitals and physicians. 3M’s Dr. Michael Powell outlines four essential components of a successful CDI initiative.
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 […]
Shifting from volume-driven to value-based healthcare wouldn’t be so difficult if value meant just one thing. But every payer and value-based program defines value to suit its own purposes—on good […]
I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy. Most recently, I was asked this question by an HIM department looking […]
Donna: Hey Sue, have you read the WEDI document on the 2016 ICD-10-CM Clinical Indicators? This is another opinion on Guideline 19, which was published in the 2017 “ICD-10-CM Official […]
When it comes to regulatory changes, do we still have anything left to fear? Oh sure, there are all kinds of changes coming for us, like the merit-based incentive payment […]
I promised follow-up on Guideline 19, so I want to share what I have read recently. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) published an issue brief on October 21, […]
This webinar reviews the Total Performance Score calculation and how the Value-Based Purchasing Program measures will impact payment.
The 2017 ICD-10 CM-Guidelines were released in August by the CDC. There are several noteworthy changes but the one that blew me away is Guideline No. 19. First though, the […]
I have been quite deficient in blog posts over the previous couple of months. This is partially due to the work involved in preparing my presentations for the recent 3M […]
In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions. In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]