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Act on the front-end to reduce readmissions penalties

By Steve Cantwell

In my previous blog, I took a hard look at the impact of mental health and substance abuse on hospital readmissions, especially the torrent of patients with these issues coming […]

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Are you creating a data solar system or an asteroid belt?

November 14th, 2018 / By AJ Dandrea

In the last few decades, Pluto was declassified as a planet and categorized as something else–a dwarf planet. Basically, scientists acknowledged Pluto’s distinctive place in the universe and decided it […]

CMS finalizes E/M changes in its “Dear Clinician” letter

November 12th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

On November 8, 2018 CMS released its Dear Clinician letter providing final decisions on the proposed Evaluation and Management coding changes discussed in a previous blog. The letter is a […]

Coding for abdominal pain should not give you a stomach ache

November 9th, 2018 / By Kelly Long, CPC

I have encountered many physician practices and facilities in my role as coding analyst that are often stumped on the actual language needed to support specific ICD-10 codes for abdominal […]

Do you have policies and procedures for interpreting coding guidelines?

November 7th, 2018 / By Sheldon Barlow

Through my work as an auditor and clinical documentation improvement consultant, I have seen firsthand how healthcare organizations are structured and operate. While every organization is unique, they all have […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Payer-provider collaboration: What’s in it for consumers?

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Hello, and welcome to the 3M Health Information Systems Inside Angle podcast. My name is Gordon Moore, and I’m your host. Today, I’m talking with Mike Fay. He’s […]

Infographic: Why are hospitals penalized for readmissions

Many eligible U.S. hospitals will be penalized for readmissions this year. What are the top three initial admissions that lead to preventable readmissions?

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Infographic: Can hospitals reduce readmissions?

Hospitals face Medicare penalties for excess readmissions. What can be done? Here are some results from across the country indicating sustained effort pays off.

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Analyzing unstructured data to unmask cognitive impairment

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore, Doctor of Medicine: Hello. This is Gordon Moore, the host of the 3M Inside Angle podcast. Today I am talking with Dr. Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi from the University of […]