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A fix for persistent staffing challenges

July 13th, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

Roughly 40 percent of healthcare financial leaders say their organizations lack in-house expertise and staffing for extremely important activities, such as managing new regulations and payment models. The gaps put […]

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The importance of medical necessity compliance: Recent actions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the OIG

July 16th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I’ve been talking about this for years. I still see folks who don’t think compliance with medical necessity polices is critical. Believe me, I understand human nature; noncompliance can be […]

Suicide awareness: Just a mood swing?

July 11th, 2018 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

Some of us have had periods of sadness; a dark period when joy and happiness are absent. I certainly have. I tried to tell myself it was just a mood […]

Reducing the total cost of care by reducing the noise

July 9th, 2018 / By Brian Mitchell

I was reading an article recently about the luxury of silence and it referenced the word noise as deriving from the Latin word nausea…emanating a sense of discomfort and queasiness. […]

A dedication to data interoperability

July 6th, 2018 / By Chris Gordon

I recently attended the June 2018 Laboratory LOINC Conference in Indianapolis to get the latest LOINC updates. I have attended many previous meetings, but this time was special. My colleague […]

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Webinar: Best practice for managing sepsis denials

How “balanced” is your organization when it comes to managing denials—especially sepsis denials? In this webinar, 3M expert Krysten Brooks, RN, discussed the key clinical indicators of sepsis and how […]

Webinar: Why PSIs matter now

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Why does PSI 90 matter to your organization? Discover the importance of patient safety indicators in this webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton and Margaret Schmidt.

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 […]