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CMS: Low Volume Appeals Settlement Initiative

January 17th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I attended the January 9, 2018 CMS Medicare Learning Network conference call covering the logistics of the settlement process offered by CMS for providers with pending appeals. This impacts: “The […]

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A coder’s resolution in the New Year

January 12th, 2018 / By Allison Morgan

The ball dropped, we tossed out our old calendars, and many of us made the traditional promises to ourselves in the New Year. Whether it’s trimming off those few extra […]

eGuide: Treating the mind and the body

3 questions to consider when linking physical and behavioral health services.

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A final HIMagine That: Looking back…and ahead

January 15th, 2018 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Sue, do you remember when we started our blog back in 2012? Didn’t the idea present itself at a conference we were attending? Sue: Yes, it did! We were […]

Implications of the 2019 Medicare Advantage Part 1 Advance Notice

January 10th, 2018 / By Gretchen Mills

On December 27, 2017, CMS published Part 1 of this year’s Medicare Advantage (MA) Advance Notice highlighting proposed changes in MA payments for 2019. CMS requires comments on this Part […]

How do you know you’re a coder at heart? Take this quick little quiz

January 8th, 2018 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

You code your own doctor visits or procedures in your head during your visit, CPT and ICD. When talking to friends about medical issues, you review the possible ICD codes […]

Addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease

January 5th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The prevention and management of chronic health conditions will have the greatest impact on reducing healthcare costs, improving quality of life and reducing mortality.  A 2017 RAND study estimates that […]

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Webinar: Changes to the IPPS code set drive quality outcomes

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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.

Article: Collaborate across silos to succeed in quality-focused CDI efforts

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

What is your organization’s strategy to journey from volume- to value-based reimbursement? How to create a collaborative CDI team.

White Paper: Medicaid value-based care: Best practice strategies for success

Discussion of five best practices that help Medicaid agencies transition toward value-based care.