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Coding with modifiers, part 2: Modifier 25 made easy

May 26th, 2017 / By Kimberly Crear

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the use of modifier 25 with Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. Purpose of Modifiers Modifiers explain changes about a service without […]

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Article: HCC Accuracy: A Crucial Factor in the Value Equation

With Donna Smith, RHIA

HCCs are not new, but many organizations are only starting to recognize their importance.

Infographic: Examining medical minds

Health care professionals were surveyed about their thoughts on value-based care. Results:

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Coding for meaningful data: ICD-10-PCS root operations

May 24th, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

Root operations are core concepts at the heart of the ICD-10-PCS classification (PCS for short). Root operations are not created equal—some are more narrowly defined than others. It would be […]

Answer four key questions to transform report data into actionable data

May 22nd, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

The digital age has created more noise than useful information. This is especially true in health care, where the quantity of electronic health information has exploded over the past decade. […]

Coding with modifiers, part 1: Modifier 24 made easy

May 19th, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

My colleagues and I were discussing the idea that modifiers have the most room for interpretation by professional fee coders, prompting a three-part blog series covering modifiers 24, 25 and […]

The experience is the differentiator

May 17th, 2017 / By Andy Vitale

By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. This is due, largely in part, to the fact that the role of the customer has changed from isolated to connected, from unaware to informed, from passive to active. Customers have access to unprecedented amounts of information, often at their fingertips, allowing them to […]

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Article: UX Design in Healthcare: 3M’s UX Design Principal Talks User-Centered Design in Life or Death Situations

With Andy Vitale

How can UX designers create experiences that put the user first? Andy Vitale gives his take.

eBrief: How can provider-sponsored health plans succeed in the new insurance marketplace?

What challenges can an organization expect in managing a provider-sponsored health plan (PSP)? How can those challenges be addressed?

Webinar: Collaboration strategies for quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton

Driving quality outcomes requires a coordinated effort between HIM, CDI, Quality and Compliance departments. Does your organization have a plan?