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Social determinants of health: Why such a hot topic?

September 25th, 2017 / By Gretchen Mills

I’ve been following many recent articles about the increased interest in social determinants of health. This topic caught my attention a few years ago when I came across the pioneering […]

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Webinar: Sepsis denials management

With Donna Smith, RHIA

Also featuring Krysten Brooks, RN, this webinar reviews the definition of sepsis and how to manage sepsis claims denials.

Infographic: Accessing your clinical data

Is accessing your clinical data a pain? Learn how to access and use unstructured data for new insights and discoveries with this infographic.

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Reflections from a laboratory scientist: Terminology’s role in U.S. healthcare paradigm shift

September 22nd, 2017 / By Pam Banning

The American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) held its 69th Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego in August, in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Clinical […]

ICD-10: What’ll it be, lumping or splitting?

September 20th, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

You may have heard the terms lumping and splitting applied to medical records coding, or maybe to the analysis of coded data. Whether we’re producing coded data or analyzing it, […]

What should we be doing with composite measures? (And do we know one when we see one)

September 18th, 2017 / By Richard Fuller, MS

In June the GAO released a report examining the Medicare Hospital Value Based Purchasing (HVBP) payment initiative. This is not their first look at HVBP, with a previous report from […]

2018 ICD-10 code updates for pregnancy: Pick a side

September 15th, 2017 / By Allison Morgan

September has finally arrived and with it comes the start of fall.  For those of us in health care, it also signifies our own version of a New Year…for ICD-10 […]

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Article: Embrace risk adjustment

With Donna Smith, RHIA

This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.

Infographic: Navigating the coder shortage

If you’re facing rising backlogs, increased denials or additional compliance risks, this infographic can help you navigate your way back to coding accuracy and efficiency.

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Webinar: How clinical validity affects quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

This webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton explains the need to improve awareness of how clinical validity can both negatively and positively affect quality outcomes.

Article: Next steps on value-based insurance design

With Steve Delaronde

In this article, Steve Delaronde describes the current state of value-based insurance design and the future of pilot programs.