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The Cloud makes it easy to accumulate data, but should it?

May 25th, 2018 / By AJ Dandrea

As a traditional technology leader, it took me a few years to accept the Cloud and its ability to provide the agility of “adding” storage to solve any problem quickly. […]

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Why PSI-90 matters now

May 23rd, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

There is a lot of confusion among coders and CDI specialists about the status of PSI-90. I hope to clear up a little of the confusion in this blog post, […]

Reducing surgical site infection by 74 percent: Machine learning and quality improvement

May 21st, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. John Cromwell is a colorectal surgeon interested in computers and machine learning. He believed that computers could sift vast amounts of data to inform surgeons on ways to reduce post-operative infection rates.

Abbreviations…The coder’s telephone game

May 18th, 2018 / By Allison Morgan

We live in a communication age that embraces abbreviations and acronyms as a natural secondary language. Our emotions and reactions are reflected in “LOLs” and emojis on a regular basis. […]

Mortality measures: Back from the dead….

May 16th, 2018 / By Richard Fuller, MS

Within the CMS proposed rule for FY2019 published at the end of April, there is a proposal to consolidate and improve the value-based purchasing (VBP) payment adjustment model. On the […]

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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 […]

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.