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Coding with modifiers, part 3: Modifier 59 made easy

July 14th, 2017 / By Rebecca Bailey

Modifiers help tell the story of what the provider did or didn’t do, but too often we get confused when to use the right ones; I like to call it “Modifier Madness.” Just when you think you have it figured out, you find some new information that makes you second guess how you have been using it! I am no different than anyone else, and I love learning, so I thought let’s tackle this thing together[…]

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Video: How to run a successful accountable care organization (ACO)

With Herb Fillmore

Stephen Rosenthal, COO at Montefiore Health System and 3M’s Herb Fillmore talk ACO best practices.

Case Study: Hierarchical condition categories: Get documentation and coding right

With Donna Smith, RHIA

3M research conducted by HIMSS Analytics sought to understand how organizations manage data in support of value-based payment models based on HCCs.

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ICD-10 coding challenge: Extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma

July 24th, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

A 62-year old female presented to the Emergency Department with a chief complaint of severe headaches that had been worsening in intensity/frequency over the past three weeks. The patient was […]

The ICD-10 thaw, part 2: The FY 2018 ICD-10-PCS update

July 21st, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

The ICD-10-PCS FY 2018 update was posted on the CMS website in the second half of May, and contains the changes to PCS that go into effect on October 1. […]

Quality reporting and structured data: What it means for ambulatory EMRs

July 19th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Every year, most health plans are rated on quality by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) with Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). HEDIS gets most of its […]

Time traveling in health care

July 17th, 2017 / By Barbara Zellerino

I just finished reading a book titled “All Our Wrong Todays” by Elan Mastai. It is the story of a young, single man in his early 30s who is pretty […]

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Sue Belley, RHIA Clinical Content Development Manager, Consulting Services and Outsource Services

Coding and Classification, ICD-10

L. Gordon Moore, MD Senior Medical Director, Populations and Payment Solutions

Population Health, Value-based Health Care

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Infographic: Managing HCCs

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Webinar: Managing variation in health care: The unique role of risk adjustment

With L. Gordon Moore, MD, Erika Johnson

In this webinar, experts L. Gordon Moore and Erika Johnson discuss using risk adjustment to reveal variation in health care.

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Find out how technology can help identify & remove waste so the focus can shift to care quality.