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Artificial intelligence and clinical data: Finding patterns now to shape our future

March 19th, 2018 / By Steve Cantwell

My oldest son is on the autism spectrum which brings him both challenges and unique skills, such as perfect pitch and encyclopedic memory. One of his gifts is an ability […]

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Will hospital peer grouping by patient socioeconomic status fix the Medicare HRRP or create new problems?

March 21st, 2018 / By Richard Fuller, MS

In this blog, we return to how socioeconomic status is accounted for when measuring patient outcomes. We have actively participated in the debate on how to identify potentially preventable readmissions […]

The golden rules of coding with CAC

March 16th, 2018 / By Katie Kitchen

Thinking back to my early days as an apprentice coder, I often remember the challenge in keeping all my coding guidelines straight as well as remembering the payer regulations, while […]

Myocardial infarction coding: Part 2

March 14th, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen

After my previous blog “Myocardial infarction coding is good for the heart,” one of our readers had a good question: When is a myocardial infarction considered old? I wanted to […]

Blockchain: The potential to disrupt complex health system relationships

March 12th, 2018 / By AJ Dandrea

What if the only way to create complete healthcare relationships among providers, payers, and patients required something different than what has been tried in the past? And, instead of policy […]

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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 […]

Webinar: Changes to the IPPS code set drive quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Cheryl Manchenton and Audrey Howard discuss 2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates and their impact on quality.

Article: The role of HCCs in a value-based payment system

With Donna Smith, RHIA, L. Gordon Moore, MD

L. Gordon Moore and Donna Smith discuss how appropriate documentation and coding of hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) can have a significant impact on payment in a value-based system.

White Paper: Medicaid value-based care: Best practice strategies for success

Discussion of five best practices that help Medicaid agencies transition toward value-based care.