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What makes a health system profitable?

April 25th, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

Gaining or losing? There are mixed messages about the profitability of healthcare delivery organizations. Earlier this year, Modern Healthcare reported that hospitals’ overall operating margins in 2016 increased to an […]

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The capacity of ICD-10-PCS: How much room is there really?

April 23rd, 2018 / By Rhonda Butler

At the March C&M meeting, we heard the heartening report that people no longer get all in a dither about the number of ICD-10 codes. That is super good news. […]

Healthcare data and blockchain technology

April 20th, 2018 / By Paul LaBrec

The recent sensational press around Bitcoin and world financial markets may have piqued your interest about the digital currency and the blockchain technology that supports it. If you work in […]

$500,000 to replace a physician: The cost of burnout and some solutions to the problem

April 18th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Physician burnout has a negative impact on quality of care, patient safety, operational efficiency and of course on the burned-out individuals. In a new episode of the Inside Angle podcast, Christine Sinsky, MD, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association, discusses how we can improve the work of care.

Health care’s role in escalating America’s opioid crisis

April 16th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

There were nearly 64,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016.  Opioids account for two-thirds of those deaths. The number of overdose deaths involving opioids is five times […]

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Video: What They’re Watching: Dr. Gordon Moore

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore discusses micro and macro measurements in healthcare and the need for overall health system improvement.

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Article: A Singular Effort

If both facility and pro fee coders are looking at the same documentation and need to identify the same procedures, why can’t it be done by the same coder? Brooks […]

Webinar: Changes to the IPPS code set drive quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Cheryl Manchenton and Audrey Howard discuss 2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates and their impact on quality.

Article: The role of HCCs in a value-based payment system

With Donna Smith, RHIA, L. Gordon Moore, MD

L. Gordon Moore and Donna Smith discuss how appropriate documentation and coding of hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) can have a significant impact on payment in a value-based system.