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Clinical Documentation Improvement

Can CDI support both reimbursement and quality reporting? Insights from 3M’s CDI consultants on taking your program to the next level.

HCCs: A frequent factor in the value equation

February 20th, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

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 […]

What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

February 10th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

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 […]

HIMagine that: Guideline 19 revisited

February 6th, 2017 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

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 […]

Should we fear change?

December 7th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

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 […]

WEDI comments on ICD-10 Guideline 19

November 21st, 2016 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

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, […]

Webinar: How your approach to quality impacts total performance scores

With Donna Smith, RHIA

This webinar reviews the Total Performance Score calculation and how the Value-Based Purchasing Program measures will impact payment.

2017 ICD-10-CM coding guideline 19 deserves attention

September 6th, 2016 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

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 […]

Conference takeways: Quality, outpatient CDI, ICD-10 and the real world

June 22nd, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

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 […]

Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part two)

June 10th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

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 […]

Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part one)

June 8th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

How do you know what you don’t know? That’s the conundrum of the new Sepsis 3 definitions and the impact on measurement of quality outcomes.   As I am quite passionate […]

HIMagine That: Specificity unrecognized

June 6th, 2016 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Hi, Sue! I saw you at the ACDIS conference last week. How were the sessions you  attended? Sue: Really good – I liked the diversity and range of topics […]

Venturing into outpatient CDI – a growing trend

May 31st, 2016 / By Ann Chenoweth, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA

We see it everywhere: AHIMA and ACDIS are offering education programs to help their members embark on the outpatient CDI journey. Consulting firms and technology companies are launching new services […]