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New year, new CPT modifications part 2

February 5th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Picking up where we left off last month, here’s part two of my blog on CPT additions, deletions and modifications for 2016 (for part one, click here). Let’s start in […]

Quality versus quantity…a real dilemma

January 13th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

Happy New Year to all! As we make (and break) many New Year’s resolutions this month, I’d like to talk about resolutions for quality. I appreciate the challenges and pressures […]

Counting down the top 5 blogs of 2015

December 31st, 2015

Happy New Year to all our readers! Before the ball drops in Times Square, catch up on five of our most read blogs of the year: “What you don’t know […]

New year, new CPT modifications

December 29th, 2015 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Another year has come and gone and we are now entering into the most exciting time of year. Yes, that’s right, it’s CPT additions, deletions and modifications time!   Each year, […]

Copy-paste in the EHR

December 18th, 2015 / By Jeremy Zasowski

Should physicians use the “copy-paste” function to document in the EHR?  In his latest blog post, 3M HIS blogger Jeremy Zasowski uses a whiteboard to sketch out the pros and cons, […]

Taking flight: How the right metrics can improve computer-assisted coding

December 16th, 2015 / By Clarissa George

Recently, I boarded a Delta Boeing 757 plane. The plane held 180 passengers with a cruising speed of 517 mph. My flight to Portland, Oregon lasted just under two hours, […]

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.


ICD-10 coding challenge: Legionnaire’s disease

November 18th, 2015 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

CHALLENGE QUESTION An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease has plagued residents of the South Bronx area of New York City this summer. At least 12 people have died from the disease […]

ICD-10: One month in

October 30th, 2015 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

October 1, 2015 has come and gone. I didn’t really expect everything to come to a screeching halt, as warned during the anticipation of Y2K. I did, however, expect that […]

Webinar: Responding to the ICD-10 impact – Inpatient session

How has ICD-10 impacted your coder productivity since October 1? Have you seen an increased DNFB rate? More claims denials? Learn how to assess and manage ICD-10 impact going forward.

Webinar: Responding to the ICD-10 impact – Physician practice/Outpatient session

Has your practice seen a productivity impact since October 1? A reimbursement impact? Claims denials? Learn how to assess and manage ICD-10 impact going forward.

What you don’t know might hurt you…the potential negative impact of CDI programs on quality outcomes data

October 12th, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton

We’ve all heard the phrase…”what you don’t know won’t hurt you.” That might be true in some settings, but in the world of documentation improvement this is definitely not the […]