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CMS: What you need to know about new modifiers X1, X2, X3, X4, X5

By Barbara Aubry, RN

Oh great—more new modifiers! If you’re like me, I read my CMS updates and focus on what needs to be managed based on regulatory deadlines. Back in 2016, I read […]

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The role of diagnostic exams in population health and HCC reporting

May 22nd, 2019 / By Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA

Diagnostic exams are an important way for hospitals and health systems to capture more complete, longitudinal patient information. Complete coding of diagnostic exams supports population health management and HCC reporting. […]

AI Talk: Augmenting decisions and the impact of “adversarial” data

May 17th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… AI in Healthcare – Augment not replace This article in Forbes contains a now familiar refrain that we have heard before: AI use cases in health […]

Developing a patient safety culture: What can we learn from other industries?

May 17th, 2019 / By Priscilla Knolle, MD

The publication of the Institute of Medicine report To Err Is Human: Building Safer Health System in 1999 raised awareness of medical errors, increased public concern and called for a […]

Why you should consider partnering with academia

May 15th, 2019 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

As a member of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics, I get the opportunity to participate in and shape the curriculum and […]

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Webinar: Best practices for managing documentation of surgical complications

With Beth Wolf, MD

Have you ever struggled with generating concise and compliant physician queries about surgical complications? Dr. Beth Wolf and Audrey Howard, RHIA guide you through the process for when and how […]

eGuide: Paving the way for single-path coding

Specialization and single-path coding are gaining traction, and both are important strategies for coding teams that need to streamline processes, maximize coder output and reduce costs. This eGuide provides strategies […]

Article: The role of coders and CDI teams in HACRP success

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

HIM, CDI, and inpatient coding professionals can play a significant role in helping their organizations be successful under HACRP. Read Cheryl Manchenton’s article to find out how.

Article: “Stupid” Program Gets Results

With Beth Wolf, MD

Beth Wolf, MD, a physician adviser to 3M Health Information Systems, gives her take on what progressive, forward-thinking health care organizations should be doing in order to implement new documentation […]